Quite a few plot inconsistencies. Still it's one of the best looking generic-appearance films I've ever seen, if that makes any sense. Probably doesn't, but it does to me... Dickens is hot- I mean, a truly awful guy, who deserves a kick in the face. Yes... Sitting on the shelf for 86-89 may have to do with its lack of bloodshed outside of the beginning and end, but the characters were enough to keep my interest.