A Christmas Carol (1951) DVD

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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.
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 86 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: VCI Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 16, 2012
  • Color: Black & White
Reviews
18 Reviews
4.6

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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NoneA Christmas Carol (1951) DVD
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (14)
  • Entertaining (13)
  • Great cinematography (7)
  • Original (6)
  • High production value (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (14)
  • Perfect gift (10)
  • Younger viewers (7)
  • Adult viewers (6)
  • In the car (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (12), Casual viewer (5)

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5.0

A wonderful family film

By Margarita

from Faribault, MN

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

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

    By Cat Girl

    from Greensboro, NC

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Buyer

    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

      By blowrance

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Movie Buff

      Verified Buyer

      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!

        By mellbell

        from Rochester, new york

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Buyer

        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!

          By John

          from Rocky River, OH

          About Me Movie Buff

          Verified Buyer

          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

            By bonnierose

            from Watertown NY

            About Me Casual Viewer

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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

              By Kent

              from Shelbyville, KY

              About Me Casual Viewer

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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

              By barb

              from Evansville, IN

              Verified Buyer

              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

              By BoatsAfloat

              from Seattle WA

              About Me Movie Buff

              Verified Buyer

              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.

                By Kent

                from Shelbyville, KY

                About Me Casual Viewer

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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

                      By Buz

                      from Petoskey, MI

                      About Me Movie Buff

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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 Jim,who loves Christmas Movies

                        from Glendale, AZ

                        About Me Movie Buff

                        Verified Buyer

                        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 Movie Buff

                          from Greenville, NC

                          About Me Movie Buff

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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 Irene

                            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 Eclipse

                              from Chattanooga, TN

                              About Me Casual Viewer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Disappointing
                                • Fragmented

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  Waiting for replacement

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Greatest Dickens' Christmas Carol movie

                                  By Bill Burke

                                  from Ridley Park, Pa.

                                  About Me Movie Buff

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  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 Movie Collector DVD only.

                                  from San Antonio, TX

                                  About Me Movie Buff

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  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!

                                    By Classic movie girl

                                    from Avon Ct

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                                          Comments about this product:

                                          A must have for my husband at Christmas

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