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Old 06-26-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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A Christmas Carol Blu-ray Nov 3, 2009

A Christmas Carol Blu-ray Review




A Christmas Carol Blu-ray 60th Anniversary Edition Nov 8, 2011

A Christmas Carol 60th Anniversary Diamond Edition Blu-ray Review


VCI Entertainment is releasing the holiday classic A Christmas Carol (1951), starring Alastair Sim, on Blu. Release date: Nov 3rd 2009

Extras include:

Audio Commentary by George Cole
Includes the Standard DVD with Both the 4:3 and the 16:9 versions
Bios

List price apparently will be $29.99.

http://www.classicflix.com/christmas...ay-p-8829.html

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Old 06-26-2009, 09:24 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up. This is a must buy for me. It's been a tradition for many years that we watch this on Christmas Eve. It will be nice to have it in Blu.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:41 PM   #3
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FANTASTIC! This is a movie I have seen more than any other and it still gets to me each and every time! I still have my (almost worn out) VHS copy and the DVD.

This movie is really dear to me!

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Yay! The best version too! Can't wait
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Excellent film, and a definite buy for me.

A little worried about the quality though -- their most recent release of it had a real "patched-together from very different sources" look.

Also, on DVD, the 16x9 version is just a badly cropped print of the usual 4x3 print.

Still, put me down to buy it.
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Excellent film, and a definite buy for me.

A little worried about the quality though -- their most recent release of it had a real "patched-together from very different sources" look.

Also, on DVD, the 16x9 version is just a badly cropped print of the usual 4x3 print.
This is the same disk and company that coined the term "Tilt 'N Scan" for cropped 4:3 movies, hoping it would catch on--
Any word yet on whether they've abandoned those old wartime fears, or are they just up-dumping the previous "widescreen" version?

(Still, VCI's only got one mainstream recognizable seller, but they stay in there pitching!)
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:38 PM   #8
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Excellent film, and a definite buy for me.

Also, on DVD, the 16x9 version is just a badly cropped print of the usual 4x3 print.
LOL, any film that is cropped from 4x3 to 16x9 is badly cropped in my book. But you know how some just can't stand having black borders on the sides of their picture.
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This is hands down my favorite Christmas film of all time. Our family, there are 8 of us with 6 being married, have our Christmas on the 24th and when we are done, which is usually around 1am, I head home with my parents and we watch this great film. It has been a tradition with me and my parents for the last 25 years. That's why I love this film plus the fact that is so well done. looking forward to ordering this blu-ray.
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This is my favorite version (Alastair Sim is fantastic), but something tells me it won't get the treatment it deserves. For instance, I would REALLY like a documentary on Alastair Sim, since he is so unknown especially beyond this film.
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is this going to be the black and white version or is it colorized???
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Yeah I will be getting this classic movie. Hopefully some other great Christmas movies will be out by Christmas too? Love to have Miracle on 34th Street on Blu-Ray?
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Both Miracle on 34th Streets were announced months ago
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This is a truly great version but my favourite is the 1971 animated version also with Alastair Sim http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hA5T...2B70CB&index=0 still not issued on DVD. If anyone reading this thread is unfamiliar with Sim they should immediately get School For Scoundrels (1960) and The Green Man
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The Alastair Sim version is by far my favourite as I said earlier, but I also like the George C. Scott one and the Henry Winkler - An American Christmas Carol.

All 3 get regular playtime during the holidays. It wouldn't be Christmas without them!

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The Alastair Sim version is one of my two favorite Christmas movies, the other being White Christmas. Hopefully that will get blu-ray treatment soon.
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Is ClassicFlix reputable? I'm considering Pre-ordering Christmas Carol. It is much less than Amazon.
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