A Christmas Carol (1951) DVD

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$14.93
Alastair Sim's tour-de-force performance as the ultimate miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, has almost single-handedly made this beloved version of Charles Dickens' story into one of the best-loved Christmas films of all time. Some of Britain's best filmmakers united behind Sim, who was joined by a delightful cast of accomplished and acclaimed English actors; creating what many today believe to be the best and most faithful production of Dickens' immortal tale. Cranky and curmudgeonly Scrooge learns the error of his unkind ways and is taught the true meaning of the holidays when he is visited by the ghost of his late business partner and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future. This Blu-ray edition has been digitally restored from a new 1080p, 24fps high definition transfer master produced from the 35mm negative and fine grain.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 86 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: VCI Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 16, 2012
  • Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
  • Cast: Alastair Sim , Kathleen Harrison , Jack Warner , Mervyn Johns , Hermione Baddeley , Clifford Mollison , Michael Hordern , George Cole , Carol Marsh , Miles Malleson , Ernest Thesiger , Hattie Jacques , Peter Bull , Hugh Dempster , Patrick Macnee
  • Genre: Family
  • Color: Black & White
  • Release Date: 1951

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4.6

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NoneA Christmas Carol (1951) DVD
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (16)
  • Entertaining (14)
  • Great cinematography (9)
  • Original (8)
  • High production value (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (16)
  • Perfect gift (12)
  • Younger viewers (9)
  • Adult viewers (8)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (13), Casual viewer (6)

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5.0

Best Movie Version of The Christmas Carol

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from Fayetteville, Pa.

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Informative
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Perfect Gift
    • Travel
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about this product:

    A movie that portrays a balanced view of a secular and religious Christmas. The best Christmas movie!

     
    5.0

    A Christmas Carol (1951) DVD

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    from Connecticut

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Great Cinematography
    • High Production Value
    • Most Impressive Version P
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • Perfect Gift
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about this product:

      Most impressive and true to the book version of any Christmas Carol or Scrooge movie ever produced.

       
      5.0

      A wonderful family film

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      from Faribault, MN

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Original

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • In The Car
        • Travel
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about this product:

        This is the best version I have ever seen.

         
        5.0

        Three dreams in a night

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        from Greensboro, NC

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value
        • Informative

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • Perfect Gift
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about this product:

          This is the best version of a Christmas Carol I've ever seen. The characters are believable and the story is the best told I know.

           
          5.0

          Alastair Sim...The Best

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          from Phoenix, AZ

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home
            • Perfect Gift

            Comments about this product:

            Wanted original b&w, no colorization for me. Sim goes from despicable to lovable. I find so many other actors in this classic role cannot quite match his joy! Love that. My favorite production.

             
            5.0

            I loved this film!

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            from Rochester, new york

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
              • Perfect Gift
              • Younger Viewers

              Comments about this product:

              I have been looking for this film for a long time, it is one my absolute favorites!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Best Version of all!

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              from Rocky River, OH

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home
                • In The Car
                • Perfect Gift
                • Special Needs
                • Travel
                • Younger Viewers

                Comments about this product:

                This is the one and only Christmas Carol to see! Alastair Sim was born to play Scrooge. What makes this film so enjoyable is the fact that it gives us a "sneak peek" into Scrooge's character. We learn of the hard knocks he suffered and how decisions he made were not the right decisions and would cause Scrooge a loss in both love and family. Soon we find that we are sympathizing for this poor soul and cannot help but shed a few tears until....miracle of all, the three Ghost's of Christmas put it all back on the right track!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Ever

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                from Watertown NY

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Original

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers
                  • At Home
                  • Perfect Gift

                  Comments about this product:

                  This my favorite scrooge movie I love watching it and not just at Christmas time..

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  As good as I remember

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                  from Shelbyville, KY

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Original

                  Cons

                  • No Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Perfect Gift
                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  Very good Christmas movie, great family movie & great for all ages

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  this is my favorite of all

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                  from Evansville, IN

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                  Comments about this product:

                  this is just my favorite Christmas Carol

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Hands down our family's favorite version

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                  from Seattle WA

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • A Christmastime Must-have
                    • At Home

                    Comments about this product:

                    Alastair Sim's Scrooge is simply the best! He is by far the most scathing, withering, and contemptuous Scrooge - the highest example of 'the unredeemable'. Excellent supporting cast as well, in addition to inventive portrayals of the ghosts for the period the film was made.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    I have not received the DVD yet.

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                    from Shelbyville, KY

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                          Comments about this product:

                          I have received the DVD yet. The one I did receive was the wrong one I sent it back. PLEASE SEND ME
                          "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" 1951 version staring Alastair Sims. Thank you, Kent Herold

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Best rendition of A Christmas Carol

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                          from Petoskey, MI

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                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Adult Viewers
                            • At Home
                            • Perfect Gift
                            • Younger Viewers

                            Comments about this product:

                            Instead of watching It's a Wonderful Life every Christmas season, our "tradition" is to watch as many remakes of A Christmas Carol as we can fit in.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Awesome Classic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                            By 

                            from Glendale, AZ

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • Great Cinematography

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • At Home

                              Comments about this product:

                              Alastair Sim did the best characterization of Scrooge to date!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                               
                              5.0

                              Great classic movie

                              By 

                              from Greenville, NC

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                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • At Home
                                • Perfect Gift

                                Comments about this product:

                                A great classic movie to add to your collection.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Excellent movie

                                By 

                                from Jefferson City, MO

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                                Pros

                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining
                                • Original

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home
                                  • Perfect Gift

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  I grew up watching this movie every Christmas. Excellent family movie. The best Christmas Carol movie out there.

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Defective & reported for replacement

                                  By 

                                  from Chattanooga, TN

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                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Disappointing
                                    • Fragmented

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      Waiting for replacement

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Greatest Dickens' Christmas Carol movie

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                                      from Ridley Park, Pa.

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                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Entertaining
                                      • Great Cinematography
                                      • High Production Value
                                      • Informative
                                      • Original
                                      • Sims' Great Acting

                                      Cons

                                      • There Aren't Any

                                      Best Uses

                                      • At Home
                                      • Great For Christmas Eve

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      This is easily the most well done version of Dickens' timeless classic Christmas story, A Christmas Carol.

                                      Alastair Sims is brilliant the way he handles the part of Ebenezer Scrooge, slowly moving from a heartless old miser to a sympathetic, loving person.

                                      For me, Christmas is never complete without watching this great movie. Incidentally, the other
                                      characters are great, too, but I do prefer Ann
                                      Rutherford to be the Ghost of Christmas Past,which
                                      she was in the Reginald Owen version of A Christmas Carol.

                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      The Best of the Best, Christmas Movie.

                                      By 

                                      from San Antonio, TX

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                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Entertaining
                                      • Great Cinematography
                                      • High Production Value
                                      • Informative
                                      • Original

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Adult Viewers
                                        • At Home
                                        • In The Car
                                        • Perfect Gift
                                        • Special Needs
                                        • Travel
                                        • Younger Viewers

                                        Comments about this product:

                                        Alastair Slims is the best Scrooge Ever. Christmas Eve we watch this movie ever year.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        my husbands fav!

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                                        from Avon Ct

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                                              A must have for my husband at Christmas

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