Blu-ray Release: Oliver!

Blu-ray Release Date: Nov. 12, 2013
Price: Blu-ray $49.99
Studio: Twilight Time

Oliver! movie scene

Mark Lester (l.) and Jack Wild consider themselves at home in Oliver!

Oliver!, the 1968 film screen adaptation of Lionel Bart’s smash-hit musical, is directed by the great British filmmaker Carol Reed (The Third Man).

The film tells the charming yet dark tale of a runaway orphan (Mark Lester in the title role) who travels to London to seek his fortune, only to become ensnared in a den of child-thieves run by the unforgettable Fagin (Ron Moody).

Featuring Oliver Reed (Tommy) as the brutal Bill Sikes, Shani Wallis as the endearing Nancy, and Jack Wild as the impudent Artful Dodger, Oliver! won six Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be ready to pre-order your Blu-ray discs directly from distributor Screen Archives or TCM SHOP ( on the pre-book date, which is is sometime in mid-October.

Twilight Time’s Blu-ray includes the following special features:

  • Isolated Score Track
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • “Meeting Oliver!”
  • “Meeting Fagin!”
  • 8 Sing-alongs
  • 3 Dance Instructions
  • 3 Dance & Sing-alongs
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.