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Oliver Twist
     

Oliver Twist

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Director: Coky Giedroyc

Cast: Timothy Spall, William Miller, Adam Arnold

 
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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2009
UPC:
0883929047352
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:56:00

Special Features

Behind the Scenes: ; A New Twist on Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Rosher10 More than 1 year ago
I greatly enjoyed this new version of Oliver Twist. I am a huge fan of the book and I loved the visuals if this movie. The only bad things I would say is is that I don;t like the fact that they put the dvd in its half hour episode version instead of the two parter that aired on PBS. It got a little annoying going back to menu after every episode. It was worth it though due to the fact the content was sooo good. Timothy Spall was excellent as fagin though he took some getting used to with it being such a different take on the character. Nancy was stunning, how I always pictured her! Bill Sykes was fantastic! Oliver was great! Even though some of the story got changed toward the end it was still a great adaptation of a classic Dickens tale.
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