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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Charlie Chaplin "Modern Times' & 'The Rink' in Blu-Ray

USA - The Criterion Collection has the 2010 release of Charlie Chaplin's 'Modern Times' available to pre-order in Blu-Ray or DVD. From the Criterion list, it includes:

• New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

• New audio commentary by Chaplin biographer David Robinson

• New program on the film’s visual and sound effects, with experts Craig Barron and Ben Burtt

• Interview from 1992 with Modern Times music arranger David Raksin

• Chaplin Today: “Modern Times” (2004), a half-hour program with filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne

• Two segments removed from the film

• All at Sea (1933), a home movie by Alistair Cooke featuring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, and Cooke, plus a new score by Donald Sosin and a new interview with Cooke’s daughter, Susan Cooke Kittredge

The Rink (1916), a Chaplin two-reeler highlighting his skill on wheels (Note: The Rink co-stars Edna Purviance)

• For the First Time (1967), a Cuban documentary short about a projectionist who shows and more....

The DVD comes in 2 discs and the Blu-Ray editions comes in one disc. Look for the Blu-Ray mark, when ordering. LINK to CRITERION SHOP

UPDATE - Aug. 20, 2010 - I have been updating my DVD/Video guide to included the new updated films and Keystone films. Because of different offerings and many readers from Europe and the UK, I added in the Pal releases into this page. Normally, I just do USA, but making an exception for these latest updated releases. The selection is still being updated, but an early look.


Edna's Place said...

What do you think of the cover art? (I have been trying to get use to them this week, but finding it hard too. I won't go into detail, but prefer the artwork done on past DVD sets.)

Anonymous said...

I kind of like it in an abstract way but I agree with you on the past dvd covers

Edna's Place said...

The more I look at this one, the more I find I don't like about it. (I rather have seen one of Kate B. illustration than this.) I guess, just not my 'cup of tea' for a cover.