As someone who had worked on his father's films and kindred fantasy tales e. The rear speakers are underused for much of the movie. I'm still a little upset with the marketing. I would much rather have gotten a dvd copy with the bluray. Their remarks are often amusing and pretty true to the characters, but mainly consist of them pointing out the funny bits and laughing about them.
The Muppet Christmas Carolmarked a key transition in the life of its parent company, Jim Henson Productions. Seamless branching is even more seamless and common on Blu-ray, yet no such option is offered here. The film was also released in Region 2. The effects that do pop up from time to time don't provide any sort of precision, and environment ambience is practically non-existent. I will never wink, I will never do anything Muppety. Muppet bloopers are better than other movie bloopers because the performers stay in character and humorously acknowledge the goofs. His business partner, known as Marley, shows him that in the afterlife, you carry the chains as a punishment for your misdeeds towards others, and that Scrooges are enormous.
I would have been very disappointed if Disney only offered the film with this segment reinserted. It's not all technical talk either, as Henson recalls being surprised by what gags worked for audiences, places this production in the context of the Muppets, notes the adherence to and departure from Dickens' prose, and shares the discarded plans for star Muppets to play all the Christmas ghosts. Without Henson to steer the ship this production could've easily gone off course. Yes, this version of The Muppet Christmas Carol has a glaring omission that actually makes the final product feel incomplete. Not only did the Muppets not fade away, but the numbers were respectable enough for a second film to be made in the same mold in 1996's Muppet Treasure Island, which performed a little better in theaters. Only a little bit of what they had to say was about actually working on the film, while the majority was filled with scripted jokes and their possibly genuine reactions to seeing the movie again.
When I finally able to play the blu ray I was quite happy with the quality of the movie the sound and color. A tearful Scrooge dismisses the Ghost as he returns to the present. Michael Caine did an excellent job. Scrooge and the spirit then visit Bob Cratchit's house, learning his family is content with their small dinner, Scrooge taking pity on Bob's ill son played by. It's fantastic to finally have 'The Muppet Christmas Carol' on Blu-ray. This time Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey join them on a rip-roaring trip around Europe, when Kermit is replaced by his evil doppelganger Constantine. Other than that, everything looks marvelous - Edges are sharp more often than not, with an occasional softness that only pops up because it was inherent to the source.
. Images copyright 1992 Walt Disney Pictures, Jim Henson Productions, and 2012 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Although it is highly criticized for not including a love song between young Scrooge and his not-to-be finace, I can't fault it that much. Scrooge and the Ghost go to a cemetery, where the latter fades away. Just don't go into this with high expectations.
Again, it's another novelty, but it's actually entertaining. I mean, I don't know about you, but when I heard the Muppets were set to tackle this classic piece of literature, I thought the final product would have been little more than some throw-away parody. Not only does the high-definition transfer look quite sparkling and impressive, but there are actual features here, special features that either mock the cookie-cutter aspect of such supplements or embrace them wholeheartedly and cleverly. He dispenses a ton of information on what it was like making the film, the evolution of the script, shooting certain scenes, and what it's like adapting Dickens' tale. The success of that film led to two more sequels in the Eighties, and the gang got back together for a pair of literary adaptations in the Nineties.
That describes nearly all of Muppet Christmas Carol's songs, which are as strong as any Broadway-adapted and Broadway-style numbers. For the most part though, this transfer does sport the inky blacks and solid contrast we've come to expect from Disney's home video department. Distributed by Walt Disney Home Entertainment. I would recommend this to a friend. One fateful Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. The silly moniker is easy to overlook amidst the Blu-ray's tasteful embossed, holographic cardboard slipcover featuring new cover artwork. My preferred version of A Christmas Carol is , but The Muppet Christmas Carol comes in at a very close second.
In my opinion, the best thing to do would be to take one of the movie's out-of-print which hopefully you already have, because the second-hand prices are soaring and add it to this combo pack. The rear channels do help lend the spacing of dialogue in any given space a bit more credibility, but sound effects are clumsily placed in the surround channels. A crazy, anarchic variety show with energy like nothing else on television at the time. But I don't think boycotting the release and depriving yourself of the best presentation to date of one of the best Christmas movies ever made is the answer. Even then, Jim Henson's son Brian was able to put together a wonderfully funny and emotional film in the wake of his father's passing. Furthermore, Henson seems a little stiff on camera with the Muppets, which is a surprise considering how magnificent his Muppet-starring directorial debut is.
Dialogue and music lyrics are presented clearly up front. It's not even on the Extra Features menu!! Caine doesn't treat his part lightly. And the new Blu-ray makes a decent way to do it. I would recommend this over the real tale to get kids involved. I laughed through the entire thing.