Charlie Chaplin: Artist in His Prime [Import]
A collection of vintage Charlie Chaplin films, featuring some of his greatest moments captured on film. This six-hour box set features the films SHOULDER ARMS, SUNNY SIDE, A DAY'S PLEASURE, THE CURE, TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE, THE KID, IDLE CLASS, PAY DAY, and THE GOLD RUSH (featuring the infamous shoe-eating scene). A must for any fan of Chaplin or vintage comedy.
Top Customer Reviews
Some of his best movies are presented here, including "Shoulder Arms," "The Kid," "Gold Rush," and "The Cure." The transfers are stolen from the David Shepard discs, but that's okay because they looked great anyway. The new music, while not "lavish" as the box indicates, is fine. The included Chaplin bio is good for fans-in-training.
My only quibble is that the 1942 re-issue of "The Gold Rush" is shown without Chaplin's narration. Thus, people seeing is for the first time will be confused by the plot.
The picture quality for the 9 titles varies slightly, however they are all much improved over ealier versions available on video.
One striking drawback to this DVD collection is that source Koch Vision used for "The Gold Rush" is different than what was available on video tape years ago. As well as missing all the descriptive dialog screens, the film also omits two key sequences: The Death of Black Larson, and the last shot in the movie where Chaplin and Georgia kiss.
Most recent customer reviews
Excellent video. All you ever wanted from Charlie Chaplan.Puts together all the best from Charlie Chaplan.A must for Chaplan fans.Published on Nov. 11 2011 by Mike Di Paolo
I'm not a big Chaplin fan, but I really enjoy "The Kid"; the picture quality appeared to be exceptional. Read morePublished on April 17 2002
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