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DVD Review: Disney’s A Christmas Carol

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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has its first Blu-ray 3D release with A Christmas Carol, as interpreted by award winning director, Robert Zemeckis. Zemeckis received Best Director for Forrest Gump in 1994. A Christmas Carol stars Jim Carrey (Yes Man, Horton Hears a Who) playing the roles of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. Also starring are Gary Oldman (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Colin Firth (Love Actually, The Accidental Husband) and Robin Wright (State of Play, Forrest Gump).

This is the classic story of A Christmas Carol with Ebenezer Scrooge being taken on a journey through three different Christmases to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A Christmas Carol has some seriously fantastic animation and special effects but still holds closely to Charles Dickens’ original story of A Christmas Carol. You cannot have a movie with Jim Carrey as the star without having some of his signature humor as part of the movie. While the director holds true to Dickens’ story line, the special effects can be really creepy at times. If you’re expecting a family friendly G movie, you’re in for a surprise. A Christmas Carol is rated PG and you may want to think twice before watching this one with young children. Older kids will find themselves caught up in the action, animation and special effects while hopefully also learning something about the real meaning of Christmas.

Disney’s A Christmas Carol is available in Disney Blu-ray 3D on a 4-Disc Bl-ray Combo pack (Blu-ray 3D Disc, Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Copy. Also available on 1-Disc Blu-ray and 1-Disc DVD. Blu-ray 3D Disc includes a 3D bonus feature (“Mr. Scrooge’s Wild Ride”) plus all the Blu-ray and DVD features. In the bonus feature, you’ll learn how 3D made the Dickens story come to life and explore how 3D technology was used in the creation of the story. Blu-ray features include all of the DVD features plus a feature length picture-in-picture viewing mode that takes the audience behind the scenes of motion-capture filmmaking (“Behind the Carol: The Full Motion Capture Experience”). There is also a Countdown to Christmas Interactive Calendar for 25 days of holiday surprises. DVD features include “Capturing A Christmas Carol,” a journey through the creative process of the movie. Also included are “On Set with Sammi,” where viewers can follow Sammi Hanratty, one of the films young stars, as she shares a kids eyes view of what happens on the set on an average day. Also included are deleted scenes.

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In celebration of Disney’s A Christmas Carol coming to DVD, 3D and Blu-ray there is a $10 off coupon for the 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack.

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