Picture from Oliver Twist (Roman Polanski’s)
Overall B+

Director Roman Polanski depicts the darker elements of Charles Dickens' tale of a starving orphan who runs away to London, only to become entangled in a web of thieves. Beautifully shot and carefully executed, the film likely captures the true essence of the novel, but may prove too realistic for young viewers.

Violence C
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B+
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing images.

Oliver Twist (Roman Polanski’s)

The most recent home video release of this movie is January 23, 2006. Here are some details…

Release Date: 24 January 2006

Learn how a classic novel gets turned into a motion picture with this DVD release. Bonus materials include: Twist by Polanski (a documentary from director Roman Polanski’s point of view), Kidding With Oliver Twist (the young stars share their experience while filming Oliver Twist) and The Best of Twist (a look at the sets, costumes, photography, editing and music of the film). Audio tracks are available in English and French (both Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English and French.

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Charles Dickens’ classic tale has been adapted to the silver screen many times. Check out these versions: Oliver Twist (1997), the musical Oliver! and the animation Oliver & Company. Nicholas Nickleby another of the author’s narratives about England’s downtrodden, has also made it to the big screen.