A Tale of Two Cities (Blu-ray)
Charles Dickens' tale of love and tumult during the French Revolution.
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Blu-ray BD-R Details
- ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
- Run Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: February 9, 2021
- Originally Released: 1935
- Label: Warner Archives
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Ronald Colman & Elizabeth Allan|
|Performer:||Basil Rathbone, Edna May Oliver, Blanche Yurka, Reginald Owen, Henry B. Walthall, Donald Woods, Walter Catlett, Fritz Leiber, H.B. Warner, Mitchell Lewis, Claude Gillingwater & Billy Bevan|
|Directed by||Jack Conway|
|Edited by||Conrad A. Nervig|
|Screenplay by||W.P. Lipscomb & S.N. Behrman|
|Original story by||Charles Dickens|
|Composition by||Herbert Stothart|
|Art Direction by||Cedric Gibbons|
|Produced by||David O. Selznick|
|Director of Photography:||Oliver T. Marsh|
Rating: B -- Selznick's last production before leaving MGM to form his own company, this lavish film is an eloquent version of Dickens classic, benefiting from Ronald Colman's suave performance and the studio's reliable stock company. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Several of the big crowd scenes, especially the storming of the Bastille, are big-budget showstoppers with thousands of extras filling the frame in a way CGI still can't match. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Selznick managed to create the cinematic equivalent of "the best of times" without a downside.
Rating: 3.5/5 -- It's everything I expect from a Dickens adaptation: a grand, sweeping storyline; impeccable period costumes and sets; and colorful villains and selfless heroes. Full Review
There isn't much doubt that when the movies discovered Dickens they got hold of Something. Full Review
Rating: 5/5 -- Best telling so far of classic novel w/fine Colman turn.
Description by OLDIES.com:
Lavish and well-acted production of Dickens' 1857 novel of the French Revolution. Ronald Colman plays the flippant lawyer who lends aid to the victims of the Reign of Terror.