MARCH 18 | Charlie Chaplin classics The Gold Rush, The Great Dictator, Limelight and Modern Times arrive on DVD from Warner Home Video on July 1. The titles are the first of 10 that WHV will release under the Chaplin Collection under a licensing agreement with M2K, which owns the rights to the Chaplin catalog.
The DVDs are priced at $29.95. Prebook is April 29 for merchandisers and May 20 for single orders. The films have been digitally restored, and the double-disc DVDs include never-before-seen footage, behind-the-scene glimpses and home movie footage. The DVDs also include interviews with Chaplin's family, retrospective documentaries and a six-minute excerpt of unfinished 1919 film The Professor that mirrors Limelight.
A second wave of Chaplin films will be released this fall.
Charlie Chaplin classics The Gold Rush, The Great Dictator, Limelight and Modern Times arrive on DVD from Warner Home Video on July 1.Thanks for the replies.
As for both versions, there was a press release somewhere that multiple versions would be on DVD when applicable (for example, City Lights and The Great Dictator were never altered in re-release, save for CL's new score). It's on DVDFile's site, I think. Logistically, there is no reason why multiple versions of the films can't be on the same set... For the shorter films, they can have both on one disc. For Limelight, Modern Times, and A King In New York, the two versions can be seamlessly branched (although, King might get only one version...the American version isn't the one approved by Chaplin.)
I was thinking it would be 11 discs since it would look like this:
The Kid/The Idle Class
A Woman of Paris/Sunnyside
The Gold Rush/Pay Day
The Circus/A Day's Pleasure
The Great Dictator
A King In New York
The Chaplin Revue (with Shoulder Arms, A Dog's Life, and The Pilgrim)
Perhaps The Chaplin Revue isn't being counted?
...there was a press release somewhere that multiple versions would be on DVD when applicable...While I do remember hearing something about it, I was under the impression that it was not yet official at the time. And I have not heard anything further on the matter since.
Besides which, studios have been known to change their minds.
Until I see this on the official specs, I would assume it is a certainty.