Morningstar Entertainment Inc.

Morningstar Entertainment Inc.

December 09, 2009 09:01 ET

Morningstar Entertainment Gives a Christmas Carol New Life

The Alastair Sim version of the most popular Christmas Carol undergoes massive restoration to release on Blu-Ray

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 9, 2009) - The 1951 version of Charles Dickens' classic holiday favourite, A Christmas Carol, starring Alastair Sim, has undergone a substantial restoration in preparation for the new Blu-Ray release, out in time for this year's holiday shopping season.

The original 1951 master was taken through an arduous three month process that involved the removal of dust, static and moving scratches as well as colour correction to achieve an unseen consistency throughout the film. Due to various earlier attempts of cleaning, this version housed many colour differences and inconsistencies that required restoration and in some cases large stains had to be removed. Once complete, all segments were assembled to a new high definition master and a new DVD - as well as a first-ever Blu-Ray version.

Morningstar has now produced the most visually agreeable and longest version of the film at 84 minutes, which now boasts French subtitles, the original 1951 theatrical trailer and a comparison demo where consumers can see some before and after scenes of the film.

A Christmas Carol is available in both standard definition and Blu-ray and is available in store now for a limited time.

About Morningstar Entertainment:

Since inception in 1992, Morningstar Entertainment has pioneered retail and consumer acceptance for any and all styles of programming. With non-conventional, out-of-the-box marketing strategies, Morningstar's success extends to promoting television, film and niche market properties, with over 1,000 DVD titles in its current library. Morningstar distributes to all mass merchant and specialty retail outlets throughout North America. For more information please visit www.morningstarent.com. Morningstar Entertainment is a division of Knightscove Media Corp. (TSXV: KC.A & KC.B).

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