Ultimate Charles Dickens Masterworks Collection

Overview

This gripping and emotionally powerful adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, from one of British television's most exciting new screenplay writers (Sarah Phelps), breathes new life into the popular tale. On a dark and stormy winter's night in a miserable, dank room, lit only by a few candles, Oliver (William Miller) is born into a life of poverty and misfortune. Growing up in a workhouse, watching the suffering and cruelty endured by the boys at the hands of his masters, Oliver decides he wants more and ...
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Overview

This gripping and emotionally powerful adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, from one of British television's most exciting new screenplay writers (Sarah Phelps), breathes new life into the popular tale. On a dark and stormy winter's night in a miserable, dank room, lit only by a few candles, Oliver (William Miller) is born into a life of poverty and misfortune. Growing up in a workhouse, watching the suffering and cruelty endured by the boys at the hands of his masters, Oliver decides he wants more and sets out for London. There he meets the Artful Dodger (Adam Arnold), Nancy (Sophie Okonedo), Fagin (Timothy Spall), and the boys and gets the first warm welcome of his life -- unaware that this kindness requires its own type of payment to be collected by the evil Bill Sykes (Tom Hardy). A chance meeting with Mr. Brownlow (Edward Fox) and Rose (Morven Christie) sees Oliver's fortunes change. But there are those unknown to Oliver determined to ruin and destroy his life, Oliver Twist originally aired in 2007 on BBC1 in the U.K., and came to the U.S. through PBS's Masterpiece Classic series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/5/2009
  • UPC: 883929064434
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Subtitled / Mixed Media Set
  • Time: 22:48:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 92,349

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Oliver Twist: Plus A New Twist on Oliver Twist
1. Episode 1 [6:57]
1. Episode 2 [7:49]
1. Episode 3 [8:39]
1. Episode 4 [5:31]
1. Episode 5 [:00]
1. Chapter 1 [7:27]
2. Chapter 2 [5:45]
3. Chapter 3 [4:33]
4. Chapter 4 [7:15]
5. Chapter 5 [4:28]
6. Chapter 6 [:00]
1. Chapter 1 [6:57]
2. Chapter 2 [7:49]
3. Chapter 3 [8:39]
4. Chapter 4 [5:31]
1. Chapter 1 [7:01]
2. Chapter 2 [9:47]
3. Chapter 3 [8:03]
4. Chapter 4 [4:39]
1. Chapter 1 [6:57]
2. Chapter 2 [7:49]
3. Chapter 3 [8:39]
4. Chapter 4 [5:31]
Disc #2 -- The Old Curiosity Shop
1. Chapter 1 [8:22]
2. Chapter 2 [9:59]
3. Chapter 3 [9:00]
4. Chapter 4 [11:11]
5. Chapter 5 [8:03]
6. Chapter 6 [5:01]
7. Chapter 7 [9:40]
8. Chapter 8 [7:28]
9. Chapter 9 [7:08]
10. Chapter 10 [9:29]
11. Chapter 11 [6:47]
12. Chapter 12 [:40]
Disc #3 -- Bleak House - Episodes 1-5/Plus Gillian Anderson Interview: Commentary - Episode 1
1. Jarndyce & Jarndyce [:00]
2. The Heart Of The Case [7:03]
3. Lodgings [6:33]
4. Judgement Day [4:36]
5. Whose Hand? [8:42]
6. A Perfect Child [2:56]
7. The Growlery [5:53]
8. Gallent Conduct [6:53]
1. Fortune Telling [11:56]
2. Inquest [5:39]
3. Lady's Maid [8:32]
4. Mr Bayham Badger [7:16]
Disc #4 -- Bleak House: Episodes 6-10
1. Mr George's Debts [4:55]
2. Miss Barbary [5:32]
3. News Of Richard [6:04]
4. Private & Confidential [:00]
1. Small Pox [4:55]
2. Worries [5:32]
3. Mr Krook's Inquest [6:04]
4. No Letters [:00]
1. Duty to the Living [4:55]
3. The Ghost Walker [6:04]
2. Jarndyce Struggles With His Feelings [5:32]
4. Esther Learns The Truth [:00]
1. Secrets [4:55]
2. The Letters Are Found [5:32]
3. Not at Liberty To Say [6:04]
4. Consent Is Given [:00]
1. Beware [4:55]
2. Guppy's Change Of Heart [5:32]
3. Esther Refuses To Go [6:04]
4. So Many Expenses [:00]
Disc #5 -- Bleak House: Episodes 11-15
1. Episode 11 [:00]
2. Episode 12 [7:25]
3. Episode 13 [7:36]
4. Episode 14 [6:04]
5. Episode 15 [7:56]
Disc #6 -- Little Dorrit: Episodes 1-4
1. Chapter 1 [8:17]
2. Chapter 2 [9:58]
3. Chapter 3 [5:27]
4. Chapter 4 [7:27]
5. Chapter 5 [6:19]
6. Chapter 6 [12:53]
7. Chapter 7 [4:53]
8. Chapter 8 [:34]
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Disc #1 -- Oliver Twist: Plus A New Twist on Oliver Twist
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   Episode Selection
   Scene Selection
      Episode 1
      Episode 2
      Episode 3
      Episode 4
      Episode 5
   A New Twist On Oliver Twist
   Subtitles: On/Off
Disc #2 -- The Old Curiosity Shop
   Play Feature
   Scene Selection
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #3 -- Bleak House - Episodes 1-5/Plus Gillian Anderson Interview: Commentary - Episode 1
   Play All
   Episode Selection
      Episode 1
         New Menu Item
      Episode 2
      Episode 3
         An Engagement
         No Further Interest
         Jealousy
         Help for Lady Dedlock
      Episode 4
         Lincolnshire
         Church
         Evidence
         A Present For Krook
      Episode 5
         Discretion
         Gridley Needs Help
         Esther Gets a Maid
         Peace Warrant
   Set Up
      Episode 1
         Commentary On/Off
      Subtitles
         English Subtitles: On/Off
   Gillian Anderson Interview
Disc #4 -- Bleak House: Episodes 6-10
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 06
      Episode 07
      Episode 08
      Episode 09
      Episode 10
   Set Up
      English Subtitles: On/Off
   Charles Dance Interview
Disc #5 -- Bleak House: Episodes 11-15
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   Episode Selection
         Esther & Ada Have Words
         Woodcourt Returns
         Jo Is Ill
         The Agreement Is Broken
         Clamb's Discovery
         Esther Visits Caddy
         Happy Birthday
         Savage Amusements
         A Letter
         Boiling Up Nicely
         Ada Has a Secret
         Hortense Has Evidence
         No Harm Done
         Fifty Fifty
         Lovey Dovey
         Find Her
         Resting Place
         Woodcourt Proposes
         Good & True Will
         Everything's Come Clear
   Set Up
      Audio
         Episodes 11 & 15
            Commentary: On/Off
      Subtitles
         English Subtitles: On/Off
   Denis Lawson Interview
   Photo Gallery
Disc #6 -- Little Dorrit: Episodes 1-4
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 1
      Episode 2
         Chapter 1
         Chapter 2
         Chapter 3
         Chapter 4
      Episode 3
         Chapter 1
         Chapter 2
         Chapter 3
         Chapter 4
      Episode 4
         Chapter 1
         Chapter 2
         Chapter 3
         Chapter 4
   Subtitles: On/Off
Disc #7 -- Little Dorrit: Episodes 5-8
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 5
         Chapter 1
         Chapter 2
         Chapter 3
         Chapter 4
      Episode 6
         Chapter 1
         Chapter 2
         Chapter 3
         Chapter 4
      Episode 7
         Chapter 1
         Chapter 2
         Chapter 3
         Chapter 4
      Episode 8
         Chapter 1
         Chapter 2
         Chapter 3
         Chapter 4
   Subtitles: On-Off
Disc #8 -- Little Dorritt: Episodes 9-12
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 9
         Chapter 1
         Chapter 2
         Chapter 3
         Chapter 4
      Episode 10
         Chapter 1
         Chapter 2
         Chapter 3
         Chapter 4
      Episode 11
         Chapter 1
         Chapter 2
         Chapter 3
         Chapter 4
      Episode 12
         Chapter 1
         Chapter 2
         Chapter 3
         Chapter 4
   Subtitles: On - Off
Disc #9 -- Little Dorrit: Episodes 13-14
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 13
         Chapter 1
         Chapter 2
         Chapter 3
         Chapter 4
      Episode 14
         Chapter 1
         Chapter 3
         Chapter 2
         Chapter 4
   Special Features
      Little Dorrit - An Insight
      Picture Gallery
   Subtitles: On-Off
Disc #10 -- Great Expectations
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   Episode 1
   Episode 2
   Scene Selection
      Part One
         Part One
         Only A Dream
         And Very Pretty
         Five and Twenty Guineas
         A Handsome Property
         Your Future In London
      Part Two
         Part Two
         Let The Bailiffs Come
         My Patron
         She Lived In Mayfair
         A Foreign Language
         A Keepsake
   Forging the World Of Great Expectations
   Subtitles: On/Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stories are excellent - but Discs were not!

    I purchased Dickens Masterworks and was really looking forward to all of the stories in the series. Every one of them "malfunctioned" at about the same place on the discs. I took it back to Barnes and Noble and got a new set. This one too was bad. I ended up taking it back and purchasing each of the individual titles - at a much higher cost - but at least I was able to watch them. I don't know if there was some error in the manufacture of the series - or perhaps it is in the packaging - but I would recommend that they be "recalled" so that others don't have the same frustrations with the DVDs. The individually purchased performances were excellent, both in quality and content!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Do Not Order This Item!

    The Ultimate Charles Dickens Masterworks Collection is a seriously flawed item! Many will say that its packaging is at fault (it has cardboard sleeves which scratch the DVDs), but on the first viewing over half of the DVDs will not play properly. This points to some problem in their manufacture. I have had to return this set 2 times before I decided to purchase the volumes individually. Separate volumes of Oliver Twist, Little Dorit, etc. all work perfectly, however.

    Buyer beware!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great Series but extremely poor packaging!!!

    This collection is awesome!! We loved all these movies that we saw on Masterpiece theater. The only thing is that the packaging left them all with scrapes on the DVD's. They came out of the packaging with marks on them because they scraped along the sleeve of the card board slits as they were put in from the factory. What a disappointment!! It's a shame that just because of poor packaging that it ruined such a great, great series! For shame on whoever arranged the packaging. We, sorrowfully, had to bring ours back to Barnes and Noble because of the defects on each DVD. The sales manager at our B and N checked other packages and they too had defects on all of the DVDs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love it, love it...

    I loved this collection, wish they would do another one!!!! The only issue I had was the ending of Curiosity Shop, it could have been a little better. Other than that a great watch. I am glad I have this collection which I will come back to and watch again, not many others I say that about.

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    Posted June 24, 2009

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