Martin Chuzzlewitt - (Region 1 Import DVD)
Starring Paul Scofield et al
List Price R 221
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Martin Chuzzlewit is an old man with a large fortune and an even larger set of family and friends. A portrait of greed and selfishness, this magnificent adaptation of Dickens' comic masterpiece features an all-star cast.
Marguerite, South Africa. 13 May 2014
As is to be expected in a BBC miniseries, this production boasts outstanding performances by all members of its cast, headed by veteran actors Paul Scofield, Tom Wilkinson and Pete Postlethwaite. In this tale of family rivalry and greed, Scofield plays the dual role of Martin Chuzzlewit and his estranged brother Anthony. Wilkinson gives a superb performance as Mr Pecksniff, the Chuzzlewit's unctious cousin, and Postlethwaite gives a delightful interpretation of the down-and-out who becomes a gentleman(albeit by dubious means).
Everyone in this story is determined to make his fortune, by fair means or foul, and there are all the Dickensian elements of an unjustly disinherited grandson, a sinister and greedy suitor, jealous sisters, drunken nursemaids and a mentally infirm employee who know the secrets of the house.
Dickens's plots are always long and complicated, so prepare yourself for an entertaining journey through the rise and fall of the Chuzzlewit family's fortunes.
Region 1 - United States, Canada, Bermuda, U.S. territories.