Oliver! (30th Anniversary Tribute Edition) G

Oliver! (30th Anniversary Tribute Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 11, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1968
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Stereo Surround - English
    • Dolby Digital Stereo Surround - French
    • Subtitles - English - Optional
    • Subtitles - French - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Selection
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Photo Galleries

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1968 - Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Johnny Green
Academy Awards 1968 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration
Academy Awards 1968 - Best Director: Carol Reed
Academy Awards 1968 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 1968 - Best Sound

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh82%

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Total Count: 33

Upright81%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 56,064
After a season of watching inane twitching in the name of dance, the viewer is most happily greeted by Onna White's choreography, an exuberant step-by-step exploration of Victorian zeal. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Feb 19, 2008
Rating: 5/5 -- With all these wonderful songs and vigorous playing from the top-notch cast, it's a national treasure. Full Review
Sky Cinema
Feb 20, 2019
[A] picture that will as firmly imprint itself on the imagination of the young as did some scenes in Snow White more than a generation ago. Full Review
Guardian
Sep 25, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- Today, it works well as a child's introduction to Dickens. Full Review
Radio Times
Feb 24, 2014
Rating: 4/4 -- Oliver! is a timeless classic that will be as lovable in 10 or 20 years as it is today. Full Review
New York Daily News
Feb 27, 2015
Rating: 4/5 -- In adapting Lionel Bart's lavish musical for the screen, director Carol Reed tempered the sticky sentimentality with suitably Dickensian scenes of squalor. Full Review
Total Film
Feb 19, 2013
Rating: 4/5 -- Glorious musical based on Dickens' Oliver Twist. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 26, 2010

Product Description:

A rousing film version of Lionel Bart's musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic novel, OLIVER! stars Ron Moody as Fagin and Mark Lester as the eponymous hero. The orphaned Oliver escapes to London from a dreary workhouse and is taken in by a gang of young pickpockets who work for master thief Fagin while learning their trade. When he's falsely accused of stealing from the gang by the fearsome Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed), Oliver begins to realize that he has more friends than he had thought.

Plot Synopsis:

Carol Reed (THE THIRD MAN, ODD MAN OUT) softens the edges of his social commentary as he heads into the slums of 19th-century London in this vigorous adaptation of Lionel Bart's musical version of the Dickens classic. Mark Lester stars as Oliver, a nine-year-old orphan who's sold to an undertaker by workhouse officials for objecting to his scant rations; he soon manages to escape from bondage and make his way to London. There he's befriended by the precocious Artful Dodger (Jack Wild), a pickpocket who belongs to a gang of youthful thieves run by Fagin (Ron Moody), a veteran cutpurse. This criminal mentor admits Oliver to his academy of larceny, introducing him also to the brutish Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed) and Sikes's kind-hearted wife, Nancy (Shani Wallis). As time passes, Nancy becomes almost a mother to Oliver, and when the resentful Sikes falsely accuses the boy of stealing from the gang, it's time for the orphan to speak up and find out who his friends are. A romanticized and more lighthearted retelling of Dickens's brooding social melodrama, buoyed by a score studded with standards such as "Who Will Buy'" and "Where Is Love'" and energized by Broadway-style choreography, OLIVER! is a model of what a film musical should be.

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Production Notes:

  • Oliver Reed, who plays Bill Sikes, is Carol Reed's nephew.
  • The budget for this film was allegedly $10 million.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 31,766
  • UPC: 043396021372
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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