CHAPLIN collection cover art! (Inc. Dictator, Limelight, Gold Rush, Modern Times)

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  1. Patrick McCart

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    Thrilled with the release, but I have to say the cover art lacks any warmth and seems a tad sterile.

    Were they trying to save on toner with these covers?

    The Image-Entertainment covers were superb. While I realize that they had to make this distinct from that set, these covers could stand to be vastly reworked to provide some vividness.

    Look at Fox's Marily Monroe sets: not that different from the new Chaplin sets, but much more embraceable...Maybe is is the color, but I also think the Chaplin boxes just look like someone's is in their first week of learning photoshop.

    Ah, well. A minor irritant in an otherwise sure to be great set.

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    I hate the covers and am torn on the discs. Gold Rush is a definite, but I'm not sure about the rest. I don't care about extras, so my current versions may be fine. Depends on if the video quality is greatly improved. For instance, the current version of Limelight seems a little contrasty. If this is vastly better, I may go with the box.
     
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    I can't wait for these discs, but not that happy with the cover art. No biggie though, they will do.
     
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    My guess is that these covers were designed by MK2, not by Warner. They are very similar to my R2 Truffaut sets released by MK2 in France.

    Jeff
     
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    When I was in France a few weeks ago, I saw the new French DVD of THE GREAT DICTATOR from MK2 video with the exact same packaging design that the U.S. DVDs have been given (as seen on the digital bits website).

    That certainly makes me agree with Jeff, and it can be assumed that the MK2 company designed the packaging, since they now (I believe?) own these films.
     
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    I've been going back and forth on these rereleases and have finally decided to pick up The Gold Rush and that's it. The cover art, crappy as it is, had nothing to do with it, though. The Image discs are 'good enough,'excepting the omission of the silent Gold Rush. Of course, that's all subject to change once I have it in my hot little hands [​IMG]
     
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    What's the box retailing for?
     
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    MSRP for the box is $89.92.

    DJ
     
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    Can't wait for these. Is there any remaining reason to hold on to my Image discs?
     
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    It also sounds like the earlier films won't be window-boxed, meaning that the top and bottom of the frame will be slightly cropped on these re-issues (cf the Image versions).
     
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    I will be gettin all 4 dvds

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    Wait - so it's $90 MSRP for the box set, and $30 MSRP for each title individually?! SOLD! I originally only wanted Modern Times, The Gold Rush and The Great Dictator, having not seen Limelight (and being unable to blind buy much due to my college student expense restrictions [​IMG] ), but since I'll basically be getting Limelight for free if I buy the box set, there's no reason to not get it. [​IMG]
     
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    The 4-disc box from Image (Instead of Limelight, City Lights) cost just about the same after price reduction on amazon.com.
     
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    Did MK2/is Warner putting out all of the films that were on Image DVDs including Woman in Paris & a King in New York?

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    So, the other titles coming from future releases are:

    The Circus
    City Lights
    The Kid
    A Dog's Life
    A King in New York
    A Woman in Paris
    Monsieur Verdoux
    and The Chaplin Revue

    What am I missing? I assume that A Countess from Hong Kong, having just been released by Universal, will not be released by Warner.

    Thanks in advance for the info. [​IMG]
     
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    City Lights
    Modern Times
    The Great Dictator
    The Circus
    Limelight
    Monseuir Verdoux
    The Gold Rush

    are sure to be single-movie titles...

    That means

    The Chaplin Revue
    A Woman of Paris
    A King In New York

    The Kid
    A Dog's Life
    The Idle Class
    Sunnyside
    The Pilgrim
    Pay Day
    Shoulder Arms
    A Day's Pleasure

    Will be on three sets. I'm guessing it'll be...

    The Chaplin Revue w. The Pilgrim, Shoulder Arms, A Dog's Life

    A Woman of Paris/A King In New York

    The Kid/The Idle Class/Sunnyside/Pay Day/A Day's Pleasure
     

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