Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.
Great Expectations: The moment young Finn sets eyes on Estella, she becomes his inspiration... and his obsession. Despite being warned "she'll only break your heart," he vows to win her love. Years later, thanks to a mysterious benefactor, aspiring artist Finn is off to New York, where he is reunited with the icy and beautiful Estella. When she agrees to model for him, Finn's dearest hopes may at last be realized--along with his darkest fears.
Oliver Twist: Escaping the workhouse to seek a better life in London, young Oliver Twist (Clark) is befriended by a pickpocket known as the Artful Dodger and introduced to a collective of young boys who are trained to steal for their enigmatic master Fagin (Kingsley)...
Reuniting with screenwriter Ronald Harwood (who scripted the Oscar-winning The Pianist for him), Roman Polanski approaches Charles Dickens' formidable classic with an earthiness not present in previous cinematic versions. With a host of finely observed performances (not least from Ben Kingsley as the iconic Fagin), painstaking authenticity in the set design and sumptuous cinematography, this is the essence of the novel that will entertain viewers of all ages!
Nicholas Nickleby: When his father dies, young Nicholas Nickleby's family is left penniless, and he, his sister, and his mother venture to London to seek help from their wealthy Uncle Ralph (Plummer). Unfortunately, Ralph's intentions are less than good, and the family is split apart.
Nicholas is sent to teach at Dotheboys Hall, a squalid school for orphan boys run by the cruel and abusive Wackford Squeers (Broadbent). Within the dark, grim walls of Dotheboys, Nicholas befriends a kind-hearted and mistreated boy named Smike (Bell) and together they run away, setting off on an adventure to reunite the Nickleby family and build a new home of their own.
A Christmas Carol: This 1984 version of the Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol directed by Clive Donner, stars George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge. A miserable old man who hates the festive season is taught the true meaning of Christmas, in this definitive version of Dickens' Yuletide tale.
Actors Gwyneth Paltrow, Ethan Hawke, Anne Bancroft, Hank Azaria, Robert De Niro, Ben Kingsley, Leanne Rowe, Mark Strong, Charlie Hunnam, Stella Gonet, Christopher Plummer, Anne Hathaway, Jim Broadbent, Jamie Bell, George C. Scott & David Warner
Director Alfonso Cuaron, Roman Polanski, Douglas McGrath & Clive Donner
Certificate 15 years and over
Year 1997 ; 2005 ; 2002 ; 1984
Screen Widescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic
Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1)