Charles Dickens

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Overview

This 3 DVD boxed set features performances from Bob Hoskins, Ian McKellan, Trevor Eve, Maggie Smith, Nicholas Lyndhurst, and Daniel Radcliffe in the classics of "David Copperfield" and "A Christmas Carol". In addition, Dickens' life and times are explored in an innovative mix of documentary and dramatic reconstruction titled "Uncovering the Real Dickens". Dickens is undoubtedly one of the great literary geniuses of all time. Yet, there is much about Dickens’ incredible life that remains unknown. His is a ...
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Overview

This 3 DVD boxed set features performances from Bob Hoskins, Ian McKellan, Trevor Eve, Maggie Smith, Nicholas Lyndhurst, and Daniel Radcliffe in the classics of "David Copperfield" and "A Christmas Carol". In addition, Dickens' life and times are explored in an innovative mix of documentary and dramatic reconstruction titled "Uncovering the Real Dickens". Dickens is undoubtedly one of the great literary geniuses of all time. Yet, there is much about Dickens’ incredible life that remains unknown. His is a fascinating story: from rags to riches, complete with bankruptcy, prison, forced child labour and fame and fortune, overshadowed by guilt and secrecy. This DVD set demonstrates how much Dickens drew upon his own experiences when writing fiction.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • UPC: 809478000679
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bbc / Opus Arte
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 8:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 91,920

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Uncovering the Real Dickens
1. Chapter 1 [9:08]
2. Chapter 2 [9:54]
3. Chapter 3 [9:05]
4. Chapter 4 [10:16]
5. Chapter 5 [9:11]
6. Chapter 6 [9:31]
7. Chapter 7 [1:06]
1. Chapter 1 [10:50]
2. Chapter 2 [7:34]
3. Chapter 3 [10:57]
4. Chapter 4 [5:37]
5. Chapter 5 [5:27]
6. Chapter 6 [6:56]
7. Chapter 7 [10:30]
1. Chapter 1 [8:52]
2. Chapter 2 [11:44]
3. Chapter 3 [10:29]
4. Chapter 4 [9:18]
5. Chapter 5 [7:54]
6. Chapter 6 [9:49]
7. Chapter 7 [:56]
Side #2 -- David Copperfield
1. Chapter 1 [9:47]
2. Chapter 2 [11:27]
3. Chapter 3 [8:54]
4. Chapter 4 [10:30]
5. Chapter 5 [4:32]
6. Chapter 6 [1:10]
1. Chapter 1 [9:48]
2. Chapter 2 [8:20]
3. Chapter 3 [12:59]
4. Chapter 4 [10:42]
5. Chapter 5 [2:08]
6. Chapter 6 [1:20]
1. Chapter 1 [2:08]
2. Chapter 2 [7:59]
3. Chapter 3 [9:28]
4. Chapter 4 [9:22]
5. Chapter 5 [10:55]
6. Chapter 6 [7:29]
1. Chapter 1 [9:44]
2. Chapter 2 [7:41]
3. Chapter 3 [11:32]
4. Chapter 4 [7:57]
5. Chapter 5 [8:15]
6. Chapter 6 [1:14]
Side #3 -- A Christmas Carol
1. A Christmas Carol [2:21]
2. Marley's Ghost [26:55]
3. The First of the Three Spirits [15:08]
4. The Second of the Three Spirits [27:41]
5. The Last of the Spirits [17:46]
6. End Credits [6:02]
1. Play All [1:19]
2. Roast Beef [1:19]
3. Cherry Ripe [2:18]
4. Oyster Nan [2:29]
5. Lass with the Delicate Air [2:30]
6. Lass with the Velvet Arse [1:44]
7. Irishman [2:25]
8. There Was an Old Woman [2:58]
9. The Fish Song [3:27]
10. End Credits [1:11]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Uncovering the Real Dickens
   Uncovering the Real Dickens
   Scene Selection
      Episode 1
      Episode 2
      Episode 3
   More Features
      The Making of 'Uncovering the Real Dickens'
      David Copperfield
      A Christmas Carol
      Songs from Grope Lane
   Setup
      Subtitles: Off
      Subtitles: Español
Side #2 -- David Copperfield
   David Copperfield
   Scene Selection
      Part 1
      Part 2
      Part 3
      Part 4
   More Features
      Uncovering the Real Dickens
      The Making of "Uncovering the Real Dickens"
      A Christmas Carol
      Songs from Grope Lane
   Setup
      Subtitles: Off
      Subtitles: Español
Side #3 -- A Christmas Carol
   A Christmas Carol
   The Making of "Uncovering the Real Dickens"
   Songs from Grope Lane
      Audio Setup: Surround
      Audio Setup: Stereo
   More Features
      Uncovering the Real Dickens
      David Copperfield
   Setup
      Subtitles: Off
      Subtitles: Español
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  • Posted September 10, 2011

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    Dickens for the small screen

    With the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth coming in 2012, this set is an excellent introduction to the life and times of the great British writer. The main items included are: a dramatization of David Copperfield-probably the most autobiographical of his novels--featuring a very young Daniel Radcliffe, Maggie Smith, Ian McKellen, and Bob Hoskins; a recreation of Dickens reading his own work, in this case A Christmas Carol; and a full-length documentary, narrated by Dickens expert Peter Ackroyd. (There were as many secrets and mysteries in this author's life as in one of his books.) Anton Lesser portrays the author in both the reading and the documentary. I think the dialogue in the Copperfield is mostly comprehensible to the American ear, and the absence of subtitles is not an issue, but a selection of songs from the period really could have used them. It's all BBC television stuff, well-cast and lavishly produced, and in this packaging (over eight hours), a good deal.

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