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The Charles Dickens Collection, Vol. 2 (David Copperfield / The Pickwick Papers / The Old Curiosity Shop / Dombey and Son)
The Charles Dickens Collection Vol 2
David Copperfield / The Pickwick Papers / The Old Curiosity Shop / Dombey and Son
Actors: Emilia Fox, Pauline Quirke, Maggie Smith, John Normington, Daniel Radcliffe
Director: Simon Curtis
Genres: Drama, Television
UR     2006     18hr 10min

These four acclaimed adaptations bring to life the legendary characters, devastating drama, and coarse humor of one of the world's greatest novelists.

     
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Actors: Emilia Fox, Pauline Quirke, Maggie Smith, John Normington, Daniel Radcliffe
Director: Simon Curtis
Creators: Andy Collins, Jane Tranter, Kate Harwood, Katrine Dudley, Rebecca Eaton, Adrian Hodges, Charles Dickens
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama
Studio: BBC Warner
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/15/2006
Original Release Date: 04/16/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 04/16/2000
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 18hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Captures Dickens' time & place
T. Colangelo | Woodbury, MN USA | 10/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Part of Dickens' genius was the ability to enable the reader to FEEL
the time and place of the storyline unfolding, as well as the visualize
the gamut of intriguing characters.
The BBC has, again, done the same for the viewer. Selection of
locations, environments and characters is simply wonderful -- sure to
keep the viewer engrossed, even though the dialogue is uncompromisingly
British.
The only caveat is that the viewer must remember that these are
ADAPTATIONS of Dickens' novels -- and, therefore, there are omissions
and modifications to the originals.
The modifications make it very easy for teachers to determine whether
or not a student has actually read the novel or just enjoyed the DVD!"
More pure enjoyment !
I. Serpak | 01/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With the second volume of immortal works of Charles Dickens, brought to the screen by BBC, the pleasure of watching the first volume gets an extention.
I am a big fan of the classics English literature and especially Dickens. He is simply the genius. In my humble opinion no other English writer can be even compared with him.
Any one of his books is worth reading.
And to watch this BBC dramatization is a great pleasure too - it is true Dickens - bright and sparkling on the screen as he does in every one of his books.
If you are the newcomer to the world of his books - watch the movies and be encouraged to go for reading then. You will never regret."
Excellence in Old England
Linda Hannon | North Randolph, Vermont | 01/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A joyful depiction of one of Charles Dickens writings, the details of the English shops, homes and era dress were fascinating and so believable that it made watching the movie feel as though I was right there. This is on my "to watch often" list."
Very good collection
Peregrine Reader | USA | 08/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I particularly liked the "Pickwick Papers" which I had never seen on film before. It was charming."