I love the Scott version and you are very right about David Wanter. The child actor for Tiny Tim was not very good, other than that, this version is wonderful.I have seen this one and it is good but I can't honestly describe it as the definitive version. My vote goes to the George C Scott version from 1984:
I particularly like David Warner's performance as Bob Cratchit. He's mostly known for playing dark, villainous characters but this role brilliantly illustrates his versatility.
I do love the Alistair Sim version of An Inspector Calls, though.
Guy Pierce as Scrooge could be excellent casting. I’m looking forward to seeing this.
It's such a timeless story with ample opportunities for visual creativity that each new version has the potential to deliver a unique experience. With that said, there are several versions that don't live up to their potential (Ahem. Jim Carrey version.) Still, I'm always excited to see one of my all-time favorite stories get a new interpretation.Guy Pierce as Scrooge could be excellent casting. I’m looking forward to seeing this.
A Christmas Carol is a strange beast. Everyone has there definitive version, but when a new one comes out, no one complains.
Looks good, but who the heck is "Lottie"?
VCI wasn't part of the 2015 restoration. It was undertaken by Renown/the BFI and funded by Unlocking Film Heritage and the National Lottery in the UK. It's a shame that Renown's 2015 Blu-ray was cancelled and they apparently have no intention of ever releasing it in high def. I bought the DVD out of curiosity, and it looks beautiful.Well...there you go!
But we're still left with the question about why wouldn't a Blu release of the '51 ACC be able to use that nice, new, shiny transfer that VCI was crowing about last year?