Oliver! Special Edition (1968)
Monday 29th October 2007
One of the greatest and best-loved family musicals of all time comes to DVD as never before when Oliver! is released to buy on 12th November 2007, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This spectacular new Special Edition includes brand new featurettes and contains exciting new interactive material that will take you into the very heart of Dickens' London and the musical world of Oliver! Packed with unmissable features including quizzes, sing-alongs and dance-alongs this DVD will allow the whole family to experience the magic of Oliver! as never before this Christmas.
Lionel Bart's hit musical of Dickens' classic tale was directed by film legend Carol Reed (The Third Man, Our Man in Havana) and features an impeccable cast, including Ron Moody, Harry Secombe, Oliver Reed, Jack Wild and a young Mark Lester as orphan Oliver. The brilliant cast, heartfelt score and stunning choreography earned Oliver! an incredible six Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Young Oliver (Lester) is an orphan who escapes the cheerless life of the workhouse and takes to the streets of 19th-Century London. He's immediately taken in by a band of street urchins, headed by the loveable villain, Fagin (Moody), his fiendish henchman, Bill Sikes (Reed), and his loyal apprentice, The Artful Dodger (Wild). Through his education in the fine points of pick-pocketing, Oliver makes away with an unexpected treasure... a home and a family of his own. Also available to buy on 12th November is the Annie and Oliver! Special Edition Box Set.
- Sing-alongs (with pitch guide)
- 3 x Dance-alongs (You will be taught steps to three classic songs from Oliver! You will then have the option to sing-along with the steps you have learnt)
- 3 x Quizzes Interactive map of London
- Charles Dickens Timeline
- Meeting Oliver! featurette
- Meeting Fagin featurette
- Oliver's Scrapbook (included in the DVD pack is an exclusive activity book with games and trivia for kids)