Chaplin Collection, Vol. 2

The Chaplin Collection, Vol. 2

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Director: Patsy Austin, Richard Schickel, Albert Austin

Cast: Charles Chaplin, Patsy Austin, Richard Schickel, Albert Austin

     
 
This lavishly-appointed box set features six feature films and a collection of short subjects from one of the screen's undisputed masters of comedy, Charles Chaplin. The Chaplin Collection, Vol. 2 includes the films The Circus, City Lights, The Kid, Monsieur Verdoux, A Woman of Paris and A King in New York (the latter two

Overview

This lavishly-appointed box set features six feature films and a collection of short subjects from one of the screen's undisputed masters of comedy, Charles Chaplin. The Chaplin Collection, Vol. 2 includes the films The Circus, City Lights, The Kid, Monsieur Verdoux, A Woman of Paris and A King in New York (the latter two appearing on a single disc), all written and directed by Chaplin, as well as the short subject compilation "The Chaplin Revue" and a feature-length documentary, Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin. All titles have been transferred to disc in their original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The audio on each disc appears in its original monophonic form in Dolby Digital Mono, as well as in new remixes for Dolby Digital 5.1. Dialogue and title cards appear in English, with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean. All titles include a rich variety of bonus materials, including introductions from Chaplin biographer David Robinson, deleted scenes and alternate takes, home movies, historic newsreel and behind-the-scenes footage, screen tests, photo and art galleries, and much, much more.

Editorial Reviews

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Building on the essential DVD library begun with Volume 1, this wide-ranging eight-disc set adds a whopping 16 films to The Chaplin Collection. Spanning Charles Chaplin's career, the highlight films here include his debut feature film, The Kid (1921), featuring a noteworthy turn by Jackie Coogan, who went on to TV sitcom fame four decades later as Uncle Fester on The Addams Family. Also here is the Little Tramp's masterwork, City Lights (1931), widely regarded as the definitive Chaplin silent comedy, and certainly his most romantic. The underrated A Woman of Paris (1923) also stands out, if only for its noticeable lack of Chaplin and lack of comedy, while the later sound films Monsieur Verdoux (1947) and A King in New York (1957) give evidence of Chaplin's filmmaking range. These later films may disappoint passing fans of the Little Tramp, but their combined autobiographical and satirical value cement Chaplin as an artist and lead well into the remainder of the set, a vault of treasures for the collector and the curious alike. Richard Schickel's 2003 feature documentary, Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin, is a welcome springboard to the six Chaplin two-reelers -- including the 1918 gem A Dog's Life. "Chaplin Today" featurettes accompany each film and offer insight on Chaplin's genius and influence from a wide array of modern filmmakers. A plethora of other featurettes, documentaries, deleted scenes, and assorted Chaplin ephemera round out the set, which pays perfect tribute to the actor-filmmaker's innumerable talents.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/02/2004
UPC:
0085393796723
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
15:49:00

Special Features

Disc 1: -- The Kid Introduction by David Robinson, Charles Chaplin biographer; "Chaplin Today: The Kid," a documentary by Alain Bergala; "How to Make Movies" (1918), short film in which Chaplin shows the building of his new studio, and how movies are made there; "Jackie Coogan Dances" (1920), Jackie Coogan performs impromptu dance at Chaplin's studios; "My Boy" (1921), a later film, starring Coogan; "Nice and Friendly" (1922), a home movie with Lord and Lady Mountbatten, Jackie Coogan, and Chaplin; "Charlie on the Ocean" (1921), newsreel footage of Chaplin's first trip back to Europe; "Jackie Coogan in Paris," footage shot during charity fund-raising trip; deleted scenes, including three scenes deleted by Chaplin for 1971 reissue; footage of Chaplin conducting a section of his new score; photo gallery; film posters; trailers.
Disc 2: The Circus Introduction by Robinson; "Chaplin Today: The Circus," a documentary by Francois Ede; deleted 10-minute sequence; "October 7-13, 1926," outtakes from a week of shooting; three home movies from the archives of Lord Mountbatten; reportage from on the 1928 Los Angeles premiere; "Camera A, Camera B," shots made simultaneously from the two cameras used; 3-D test footage by Roland Totheroh; excerpts from "Circus Day" with Coogan; photo gallery; film posters; trailers.
Disc 3: City Lights Introduction by Robinson; "Chaplin Today: City Lights," a documentary by Serge Bromberg; "The Champion (1915)," excerpt; Georgia Hale screen test (Gold Rush actress who almost replaced Virginia Cherrill; rehearsal footage; outtakes; on-set footage; footage of Chaplin boxing with visiting prizefighters on the set; footage of Winston Churchill visit; footage shot on trip to Bali with Chaplin's brother Sydney; "Chaplin Speaks!" Chaplin speaks for the first time on film during a 1931 trip to Vienna; photo gallery; film posters; trailers.
Disc 4: A King in New York and A Woman of Paris Introductions by Robinson; "Chaplin Today: A King in New York," a documentary by Jerome de Missolz; deleted scenes; "Mandolin Serenade," rehearsals of the film's main musical themes; photo gallery; film posters; trailers.
Disc 5: A Woman of Paris Introduction by Robinson; "Chaplin Today: A Woman in Paris," a documentary by Mathias Ledoux; Camille (1926), an amateur movie by Ralph Barton based on "La Dame aux Camelias" and featuring numerous personalities of the time; "Paris in the '20s;" "United Artists," Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith signing the contract creating UA; deleted shots; photo gallery; film posters; trailers.
Disc 6: Chaplin Revue, I Four films made for First National Studios between 1918 and 1923 -- A Day's Pleasure, Sunnyside, The Idle Class and Pay Day; Introduction by Robinson; "The Visitors," Behind-the-scenes footage of visitors to Chaplin's sets; "Harry Lauder" (1918), footage that Chaplin and the great British Music Hall comedian shot for an uncompleted short; photo gallery; film posters.
Disc 7: Chaplin Revue, II Three First National Studios films shot between 1918 and 1923 -- A Dog's Life, Shoulder Arms and The Pilgrim -- strung together to form a single feature-length film. Introduction by David Robinson; "How to Make Movies" (1918), short film in which Chaplin shows the building of his new studio, and how movies are made there "The Bond "(1918), WWI propaganda film featuring Chaplin, his brother, and Edna Purviance; Shoulder Arms deleted scenes; photo gallery; film posters.
Disc 8: Monsieur Verdoux Introduction by Robinson; "Chaplin Today: Monsieur Verdoux," aocumentary by Bernard Eisenschitz; plan drawings and preparatory sketches; photo gallery, film posters, trailers.
All discs: remastered soundtracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 as well as Original Mono; subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Chaplin Primary Artist,Actor,Farm handyman,Father,Henri Verdoux,Himself,King Shadhov,Laborer,The Tramp,Tramp and Husband
Edna Purviance Marie St. Clair,Herself,Mother,Neglected Wife,Village Belle,Foreman's Daughter
Sydney Pollack Narrator
Ada-May Annette
Adolphe Menjou Pierre Revel
Allan Garcia Circus Owner,The Millionaire's Butler,Park Bench Neighbor and Guest
Dawn Addams Ann Kay
Jackie Coogan The Kid,Jackie Blair,Smallest Boy
Phyllis Allen His Wife
Virginia Cherrill The Blind Girl
Carl Miller Jean Millet,Artist
Harry Myers The Millionaire
Henry Bergman The Old Clown,John Bull,Sleeping Hobo,Villager
Mack Swain Foreman,Her Father
Marjorie Bennett Marie's Maid
Oliver Johnston The Ambassador
Sidney Chaplin The Kaiser,Charlie's Friend and Lunch Cart
Tom Wilson Boss,Large Husband,Policeman
Woody Allen Interviewee
Claude Gillingwater Capt. Bill
Isobel Elsom Marie Grosnay
Johnny Depp Participant
Lydia Knott Jean's Mother
Maxine Audley Queen Irene
Merna Kennedy Equestrian
Tom Terriss Young Man from the City
Audrey Betz Mme. Bottelto
Babe London His Seasick Wife
Charles French Jean's Father
Dorothy Rosher Cupid
Hank Mann The Boxer
Harry Crocker Rex, the Tightrope Walker
Harry Green Lawyer Green
Mathilde Brundage Mrs. Blair
Robert Downey Interviewee
Florence Lee Blind Girl's Grandmother
John Rand Assistant Property Man
Marilyn Nash The Girl
Milos Forman Participant
Patsy Marks Little Girl
Marcel Marceau Participant
Stanley "Tiny" Sandford The Head Property Man
Virginia Brissac Carlotta Couvais

Technical Credits
Charles Chaplin Director
Patsy Austin Director
Richard Schickel Director
Albert Austin Director
Victor Heerman Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Chaplin Collection, Vol. 2
1. Chapter 1 [:56]
2. Chapter 2 [2:02]
3. Chapter 3 [8:31]
4. Chapter 4 [10:42]
5. Chapter 5 [5:46]
6. Chapter 6 [5:30]
7. Chapter 7 [2:00]
8. Chapter 8 [:32]
9. Chapter 9 [2:40]
10. Chapter 10 [4:19]
11. Chapter 11 [5:39]
12. Chapter 12 [5:48]
13. Chapter 13 [10:03]
14. Chapter 14 [7:38]
15. Chapter 15 [3:10]
16. Chapter 16 [6:00]
17. Chapter 17 [7:59]
18. Chapter 18 [9:25]
19. Chapter 19 [9:19]
20. Chapter 20 [3:44]
Disc #2 -- Chaplin Collection, Vol. 2
1. Directed by Charles Chaplin [1:22]
2. One of the Minor Annoyances of Modern Life [3:55]
3. Coming Attractions [5:27]
4. Caviar and Turtle Soup [1:47]
5. The Queen [6:59]
6. The Bathroom [4:37]
7. Real Life [11:27]
8. $20,000 [3:59]
9. The Progressive School [7:09]
10. Royal Crown Whisky [8:25]
11. Plastic Surgery [5:15]
12. Undone [4:56]
13. The King's Nephew [7:07]
14. The Atomic Commission [3:42]
15. Rupert Macabee [5:15]
16. A Royal Communist [1:07]
17. The Fire Hose [5:14]
18. Back to the Continent [7:44]
19. Nothing to Worry About [:42]
20. Finis [2:16]
1. Chapter 1 [:57]
2. Chapter 2 [1:08]
3. Chapter 3 [:48]
4. Chapter 4 [:52]
5. Chapter 5 [:54]
6. Chapter 6 [:47]
7. Chapter 7 [:43]
8. Chapter 8 [:45]
9. Chapter 9 [:51]
10. Chapter 10 [:44]
11. Chapter 11 [:49]
12. Chapter 12 [1:17]
12. Chapter 13 [1:17]
12. Chapter 14 [1:17]
Disc #3 -- Chaplin Collection, Vol. 2
1. Famous and Needy [3:25]
2. This Dream (Limelight) [2:16]
3. Keystone [4:54]
4. Essanay [6:11]
5. Mutual [4:59]
6. The Immigrant [5:05]
7. Transformations [3:42]
8. Chaplin Studies [3:06]
9. Shoulder Arms [4:20]
10. The Kid [3:07]
11. Family Ties [4:33]
12. Return to England [2:53]
13. A Woman of Paris [6:53]
14. Celebrity: Girl Worship [2:44]
15. The Gold Rush [1:10]
16. The Circus [4:37]
17. Nightmare Situations [4:38]
18. City Lights [5:44]
19. Modern Times [7:12]
20. The Great Dictator [9:04]
21. Globally Courageous [5:15]
22. Scandal [4:49]
23. Monsteur Verdoux [3:16]
24. Limelight [7:23]
25. Entertainer in Exile [5:10]
26. Honors For an Artist [5:59]
27. Uncannlly Human [5:22]
28. End Credits [3:02]
Disc #5 -- Chaplin Collection, Vol. 2
1. Directed by Charlie Chaplin [:57]
2. Perhaps, a Tear [3:55]
3. His Morning Promenade [3:57]
4. A Noisy Companion [1:35]
5. Thirsty [1:28]
6. Five Years Later [2:37]
7. Small Business [2:12]
8. Job Number 13 [2:10]
9. Charity [3:21]
10. Breakfast [2:29]
11. The Fight [1:11]
12. The Brother [4:12]
13. The Doctor [2:45]
14. The Orphan Asylum [2:29]
15. Please Love and Care [2:59]
16. Night [2:36]
17. $1000 Reward [2:23]
18. Dawn [1:01]
19. Dreamland [4:46]
20. The End [1:07]
Disc #9 -- Chaplin Collection, Vol. 2
1. Directed by Charlie Chaplin [1:33]
2. The Empty Circus [2:01]
3. The Wallet [2:57]
4. Mirror Maze [3:25]
5. The Funny Man [3:40]
6. A Job [5:21]
7. William Tell [3:12]
8. The Barber-Shop Act [4:12]
9. The Circus Rider [2:21]
10. Prof. Bosco [3:49]
11. The Same Hard Life [2:21]
12. The Lion [3:45]
13. The Pole [3:02]
14. Fortune-Telling [4:34]
15. I Don't Like Tightrope Walkers [3:34]
16. His New Ambition [1:16]
17. A New King of the Air [5:23]
18. On the Rope [5:44]
19. That Night [2:36]
20. The Next Morning [3:38]
Disc #11 -- Chaplin Collection, Vol. 2
1. Directed by Charles Chaplin [:53]
2. Peace and Prosperity [3:19]
3. Afternoon [2:04]
4. A Flower [2:53]
5. Evening [1:19]
6. Night [4:24]
7. I'll Live! [4:29]
8. The Night Club [6:02]
9. Early Morning [6:47]
10. The Sober Dawn [3:24]
11. The Party [4:10]
12. The Morning After [2:49]
13. Work [3:52]
14. Lunch Time [1:46]
15. To Play the Part of a Gentleman [4:20]
16. That Night [7:23]
17. The Ring [6:14]
18. Back From Europe [6:52]
19. For Your Eyes [3:19]
20. Autumn [6:07]

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