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Dickens
Before Sound

(1901-1924)

 

Contents: Scrooge; or, Marley’s Ghost (1901) with Gabriel Grub (19??), The Cricket on the Hearth (1909), Oliver Twist (1909), The Boy and the Convict (1909), Grandfather Smallweed (1926-1929), Nicholas Nickleby (1912), The Pickwick Papers: The Honourable Event (1913), David Copperfield (1913), Oliver Twist (1922) and Dickens’ London (1924).

coverBFI Video Publishing
2006 DVD edition

Dickens Before Sound (1901-1924), black & white and color-toned black & white, 171 minutes total, BBFC Classification E,
including Scrooge; or, Marley’s Ghost (1901), black & white, 4 minutes, BBFC Classification E, Gabriel Grub (19??), black & white, 8 minutes, BBFC Classification E, The Cricket on the Hearth (1909), black & white, 14 minutes, BBFC Classification E, Oliver Twist (1909), black & white, 9 minutes, BBFC Classification E, The Boy and the Convict (1909), black & white, 12 minutes, BBFC Classification E, Grandfather Smallweed [extract] (1926-1929), black & white, 4 minutes, BBFC Classification E, Nicholas Nickleby (1912), black & white, 20 minutes, BBFC Classification E, The Pickwick Papers: The Honourable Event (1913), black & white, 15 minutes, BBFC Classification E, David Copperfield (1913) [extract], black & white, 8 minutes, BBFC Classification E, Oliver Twist (1922), color-toned black & white, 74 minutes, BBFC Classification E, and Dickens’ London (1924), black & white, 12 minutes, BBFC Classification E.

BFI Video Publishing, BFIVD526, UPC 5-035673-00526-2,
ISBN 5-03567-300526-2, EAN 5.03567E+12.
Two single-sided, dual-layered, Region 2 PAL DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (? x ? pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, closed captioned, chapter stops; two-disc standard DVD keepcase, £24.99.
Release date: 28 August 2006.
Country of origin: England

The collected films are presented for the first time with new scores by the composer and pianist Neil Brand. Includes audio commentary by screenwriter Michael Eaton on The Cricket on the Hearth, spoken word performance by Ken Campbell of Dickens' original text over Gabriel Grub and The Pickwick Papers, and a fully illustrated 40-page booklet with an introduction, notes on each film and original production stills, plus a downloadable essay by Dickens scholar Graham Petrie.

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

 
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This Region 2 PAL DVD edition is also available directly from the BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE.
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