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The Muppet Christmas Carol [Blu-ray] [1992]

  • SKU: 30881187
  • Release Date: 12/15/2015
  • Rating: G
$17.99

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (106 out of 108)

    Synopsis


    The Muppet Christmas Carol
    Brian Henson, the son of Muppet founder Jim Henson, took over directing duties after the untimely death of his father for The Muppet Christmas Carol, a sluggish re-telling of the Charles Dickens tale. Michael Caine, surrounded by legions of fuzzy, felt puppets, plays it straight as the crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who could care less about Christmas and the joy the season brings. Working for the skinflint is his faithful employee Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog), who begs Scrooge for a day off for Christmas. Scrooge reluctantly agrees and goes home on Christmas Eve filled with bile at the holiday merrymakers. But then he is visited by the sprits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and Scrooge, after revisiting his sorrowful past, hate-filled present, and doomed future, turns over a new leaf and becomes the most generous and celebratory person in town. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Michael Caine
      Michael Caine - Ebenezer Scrooge
    • Steve Whitmire
      Steve Whitmire - Rizzo the Rat
    • Jerry Nelson
      Jerry Nelson - Tiny Tim Cratchit
    • Frank Oz
      Frank Oz - Miss Piggy
    • David Rudman
      David Rudman - Peter Cratchit



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 108 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great version of a Jim Henson classic

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      SolarRaistlinZ
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      This copy of A Muppets Christmas Carol is almost perfect. 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. I never liked that part, but hey thats just me. I will say that not inlcuding it as a deleted scene or extended version play does take a part in knocking the score down from 5 to four. The other component of the rating comes from the common practice of including a DVD copy with the blu-ray. This is just a blu-ray and digital copy. I have not made use of a single digital copy in any release of a movie since its popularization. I would much rather have gotten a dvd copy with the bluray. Otherwise content is all tops and the quality is also amazing. Get this for your kids , grandkids, nephews and nieces. They will love it as much as you probably did!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Great movie, but this one has a song missing!!

      Posted
      Mitchiesue
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      So, we watched this movie for years growing up, first on VHS. I didn't have a DVD of it, so when I got this Blu-Ray, I figured it would be the same as the one I watched as a kid. Apparently not!! There was some kind of kerfuffle with the studio and the director, or something, and in most releases (NOT the VHS we had, but most since then), they cut a pretty important song from the movie! It's not even on the Extra Features menu!! It really felt like a huge chunk of the movie was missing, because it was a pretty integral part of the story... I really hope they release a Blu-Ray with the song added back in!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful adaptation for the kids!

      Posted
      BigPeppy

      This is a really good adaptation of the Dickens' tale, especially for kids. Sometimes it looks scary for little ones, but it ends up being funny. I would recommend this over the real tale to get kids involved. My kids have a better understanding that it is a giving holiday! As we watched it the second time, we talked about how Scrooge was changed and it is so much better to be happy and giving than to be a 'scrooge'. Some really great extras on the DVD, such as where they go through each part of the movie telling about the tricks they used. Michael Caine did an excellent job. A worthy holiday family movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This is a holiday tradition!

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      autumnmonths

      The Marley's were dead to begin with. I have been watching this movie every year with my mom since I was a kid! The story is a classic, and while the addition of Muppets adds a lot of comic relief Michael Caine's performance as the stern and serious Scrooge makes sure that the film doesn't stray too far from it's roots. The Ghost of Christmas Present is of course my favorite of the three spirits that visit Mr. Scrooge, and most of the Muppets make an appearance in this movie. If you like "A Christmas Carol" or you're a big fan of the Muppets this will be a treat for you!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Disappointed

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      seraph713
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      I absolutely love the Muppets. I own every movie they have come out with and I own all 3 Muppet Show DVDs. When this Blu Ray came out, I was so excited for it. However, I was disappointed to see that they cut out an integral song "When Love is Gone". I thought this song was a must have for the movie, and to have it cut out was just ridiculous to me. I will go back to the DVD release I have.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A holiday classic!

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      pirateystripes
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      Out of all the variations of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol", I think this version is my favorite. It has fun music, a great cast, and of course, all of your favorite muppets (mine being Sam Eagle)! It also gets the point of "A Christmas Carol" across very well, without having to be too dark for the kids. Michael Caine is great as Ebeneezer Scrooge, and in the end, as with all versions, you do really feel glad for Scrooge's transformation/redemption. All around 5 star! :-)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Christmas movie

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      A101460
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      This is one our favorite Christmas movie to watch during the Xmas season. Long time tradition going back to us getting this on VHS tape in early 90s. Watch it every year except this year it was like seeing it for the first time as we bought it on blu-Ray. Who knew miss piggy looked so good in high def blu-Ray. This is one holiday movie that should be in your library.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      allways the best pricing on new release DVD movi.

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      raaa
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      We injoy shopping at best buy we always have received friendly and knowledgeable assistance on whatever we were interested in, weather it b tv,phones, printer's, tabs, cameras, etc etc the service and time is always devoted to our needs. we always felt well informed after the store associate assistance. All in All Best Buy is the very "Best Buy! !!.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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