Chaplin Collection Vol. 1

The Chaplin Collection Vol. 1

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Director: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Georgia Hale, Paulette Goddard

Cast: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Georgia Hale, Paulette Goddard

     
 
The Chaplin Collection, Vol. 1 is an eight-disc box set from Warner Home Video compiling Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, and Limelight. Each film is presented in a digitally remastered double-disc format in black-and-white with a full-screen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. Subtitles are available in English, Spanish,

Overview

The Chaplin Collection, Vol. 1 is an eight-disc box set from Warner Home Video compiling Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, and Limelight. Each film is presented in a digitally remastered double-disc format in black-and-white with a full-screen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. Subtitles are available in English, Spanish, French, Korean, Portuguese, and Thai. Audio commentary is provided by film historian Richard Schickel. Each disc contains a ton of special features including documentaries, newsreels, galleries, exclusive archive footage, and more. Each title is also available individually.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The incomparable Charlie Chaplin, who was not only a comic genius but also the cinema's first international superstar, appears at his very best in four classic movies collected in this deluxe box set. The Gold Rush (1925) finds Chaplin's immortal screen character, the Little Tramp, enduring the hardships attendant to life in the Yukon during those heady days of wildcat prospecting. Chaplin, by now writing, producing, directing, and even scoring his starring vehicles, added another dimension to the Tramp by making him suffer the pangs of unrequited love -- this time at the hands of dance-hall girl Georgia Hale. With Modern Times (1936), Chaplin flouted convention by delivering to talkie-accustomed audiences another silent film in the grand manner. Costarring Paulette Goddard (the former chorus girl to whom he was then married), Modern Times is a brilliant commentary on the insanity of America's rapid-paced, highly industrialized society that also mixes pathos with comedy to heartbreakingly poignant effect. The Great Dictator (1940) saw Chaplin tackling dialogue for the first time in a deliberately ridiculous caricature of Adolf Hitler. The Little Tramp makes his final screen appearance in this picture, incarnated as a barber whose resemblance to a fascist dictator gets him into trouble. In Limelight (1952), Chaplin's swan song as an onscreen performer, he plays a once-great music-hall performer longing for one last big engagement. Claire Bloom is touching as the young ballerina whom the veteran entertainer mentors, and in one utterly charming sequence Chaplin teams with Buster Keaton, another silent-movie great in the twilight of his career. These four very different movies represent Chaplin at various stages of his artistic development, and all are indelibly stamped with his unique genius.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2003
UPC:
0085393794224
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
6:44:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Introductions by biographer David Robinson; Deleted scenes; All-new documentaries; Exclusive Chaplin family home movies & photo galleries

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Chaplin Actor,Adenoid Hynkel, Dictator of Tomania,Calvero,The Lone Prospector,Worker,Jewish Barber
Claire Bloom Terry, a Ballet Dancer
Georgia Hale Georgia
Paulette Goddard Gamine,Hannah
Henry Bergman Cafe Owner,Hank Curtis
Mack Swain Big Jim McKay
Nigel Bruce Postant, an Impressario
Chester Conklin Mechanic
Jack Oakie Benzino Napaloni
Sydney Chaplin Neville
Tom Murray Black Larson
Andre Eglevsky Harlequin
Hank Mann Burglar
Reginald Gardiner Schultz
Henry Daniell Garbitsch
Malcolm Waite Jack Cameron
Melissa Hayden Columbine
Billy Gilbert Herring
Buster Keaton Piano Accompanist

Technical Credits
Charles Chaplin Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Modern Times: The Film
1. Directed by Charles Chaplin [1:10]
2. Electro Steel Corp. [4:48]
3. Lunch Time [7:00]
4. And Time Marches On [4:55]
5. The Leader [1:56]
6. The Gamin [2:18]
7. Jail [5:23]
8. Orphans [1:45]
9. A Free Man [4:05]
10. Back to Work [1:44]
11. Bread [5:09]
12. A Home [3:02]
13. The Department Store [4:57]
14. The Burglars [3:39]
15. Buckingham Palace [1:59]
16. Factories Reopen! [3:20]
17. The Mechanic and His New Assistant [8:12]
18. Red Moon Café [8:21]
19. Sing! [7:09]
20. We'll Get Along [2:05]
Side #3 -- The Great Dictator: The Film
1. Directecd by Charles Chaplin [1:40]
2. 1918 [6:42]
3. The Plane [5:02]
4. Hynkel [8:59]
5. The Ghetto [3:53]
6. The Return of the Barber [9:14]
7. Hynkel's Palace [5:37]
8. All Calm in the Ghetto [5:46]
9. World Dictator! [6:24]
10. The Enchanted Hour [3:37]
11. Bad News! [2:51]
12. Get the Barber! [7:37]
13. The Cakes [6:10]
14. Osterlich [7:57]
15. War Is Declared [4:10]
16. Napaloni [3:53]
17. Heil Hynkel! [6:49]
18. The Ball and the Buffet [8:14]
19. Error [5:41]
20. The Final Speech [9:17]
Side #4 -- The Great Dictator: Special Features
1. Chaplin and Hitler [13:09]
2. The Voice of the Dictator [3:10]
3. Political Chaplin [8:04]
4. Before the War [6:05]
5. David and Goliath [6:04]
6. The Film Shoot [5:54]
7. The End of the Film [3:40]
8. The Final Speech [3:38]
9. Did Hitler See the Film? [5:09]
Side #5 -- The Gold Rush: The Film
1. Directed by Charles Chaplin [1:00]
2. The Little Fellow [2:50]
3. A Lone Cabin [3:01]
4. Big Jim McKay [2:05]
5. Hungry! [2:56]
6. The Hand of the Law [1:05]
7. Thanksgiving [2:51]
8. A Chicken [5:50]
9. Black Larsen [1:54]
10. Georgia [5:31]
11. Pan Out a Tune! [4:39]
12. Hank Curtis's Cabin [3:11]
13. His Secret [5:33]
14. Hauling and Shoveling [1:26]
15. New Year's Eve [5:44]
16. Second Visit [2:24]
17. The Mountain of Gold [2:46]
18. Back to the Cabin [1:57]
19. The Storm [6:45]
20. Goodbye Alaska [5:15]
Side #7 -- Limelight: The Film
1. Directed by Charles Chaplin [1:13]
2. Gas and Poison [8:29]
3. Mrs. Alsop [4:51]
4. Performing Fleas [7:08]
5. Mrs. Calvero [6:18]
6. Love Love Love Love [5:20]
7. Kippers! [5:52]
8. The Manager [2:33]
9. The Story of Terry [8:57]
10. The Middlesex [11:06]
11. Life Isn't a Gag Anymore [5:46]
12. A True Artist [4:35]
13. Columbine [4:56]
14. What's Happened to Calvero? [12:20]
15. You've Done It! [5:18]
16. The Streets [5:55]
17. Gala [6:19]
18. Violin and Piano [9:11]
19. This Is a Wonderful Evening [7:59]
20. The End [5:42]
Side #8 -- Limelight: Special Features
1. Chapter 1 [1:25]
2. Chapter 2 [1:19]
3. Chapter 3 [1:21]
4. Chapter 4 [:27]
5. Chapter 5 [5:09]
6. Chapter 6 [:35]
7. Chapter 7 [1:49]
8. Chapter 8 [1:39]
9. Chapter 9 [:22]
10. Chapter 10 [:33]
11. Chapter 11 [1:12]
12. Chapter 12 [:25]
13. Chapter 13 [:25]
14. Chapter 14 [:40]
15. Chapter 15 [:30]
16. Chapter 16 [1:23]
17. Chapter 17 [:44]
18. Chapter 18 [1:22]
19. Chapter 19 [:22]
20. Chapter 20 [:31]
21. Chapter 21 [1:24]
22. Chapter 22 [10:03]
23. Chapter 23 [1:35]
24. Chapter 24 [1:41]
25. Chapter 25 [:40]
26. Chapter 26 [:36]
27. Chapter 27 [:17]
28. Chapter 28 [1:06]
29. Chapter 29 [2:34]
30. Chapter 30 [1:48]
31. Chapter 31 [1:18]
32. Chapter 32 [1:18]
33. Chapter 33 [5:12]
34. Chapter 34 [2:05]
35. Chapter 35 [2:28]
36. Chapter 36 [1:33]

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The Chaplin Collection Vol. 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PamelaFL More than 1 year ago
The word 'genius' in the dictionary need only have a photo of Chaplin next to it. Modern Times is so compelling that once you start watching, you cannot pull yourself away. The storyline is familiar with what we are going through now with the economy, so we are able to live it along with Chaplin. I cannot imagine a better way to pass time than to share a tear and a laugh with the master of pathos and comedy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great set. It has 4 discs which are the movies, and 4 discs that go into details about each movie. The comedy is timeless. Forget the latest comedy movie, get some comedy that is truly funny and fit for the whole family. Laugh till your sides split with Chaplin. Top knotch restoration of classics.