The Chaplin Collection: Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, Limelight. Charlie Chaplin.
The Chaplin Collection: Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, Limelight
The Chaplin Collection: Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, Limelight
The Chaplin Collection: Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, Limelight
The Chaplin Collection: Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, Limelight
The Chaplin Collection: Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, Limelight
The Chaplin Collection: Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, Limelight
The Chaplin Collection: Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, Limelight
The Chaplin Collection: Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, Limelight

The Chaplin Collection: Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, Limelight

Warner Home Video, 2003. DVD, 4 movies, 4 boxsets, 8 discs. Item #900316

The Chaplin Collection – 4 classic Charlie Chaplin films each with a disc of special features including: Chaplin’s biographer David Robinson providing historical and cinematic context for the films, deleted scenes, photos and poster galleries, trailers and scenes from films in the Chaplin Collection, total of 8 discs in 4 boxsets.

Modern Times (1936) – Man vs. machine! The Little Tramp confronts assembly line woes in this classic chosen in 1998 as one of the American Film Institute’s Top-100 American films. Special features include documentary by Philippe Truffault, the mystery of Chaplin’s nonsense song solved in its Karaoke version, Smile sung by Liberace, 1931 government-sponsored educational film homage to assembly line labor in the US.

The Great Dictator (1940) – Chaplin plays two roles in his first pure talkie – an acerbic caricature of Adolf Hitler and a kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. The movie boldly predated the US’s entry into WWII and featured Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting roles. Special features: The Tramp and the Dictator (Hitler) compared by Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft; color footage shot on set; Charlie the Barber shot in 1919 for his short Sunnyside but never shown; scenes from Monsieur Verdoux (1947).

The Gold Rush (1942) - The first feature-length comedy by Charlie Chaplin about a hapless prospector’s search for gold in the Klondike and his discovery of romance (with the Georgia Hale) — Special features: Documentary by Serge Le Peron; original 1925 silent version of The Gold Rush (96 minutes).

Limelight (1952) – A music-hall clown helps a suicidal ballerina find favor in 1917 London. Special Features – Documentary by Edgardo Cozarinsky; original score, excerpts from the original novel read by Charles Chaplin, The Professor (1919) – incomplete short in which Chaplin plays the role of a flea-trainer for the first time, home movies.

Fine in 4 boxsets.

 

Price: $60.00

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