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Modern Times - The Criterion Collection

£17.99

Released: 14th March 2022

Barcode: 5050629002737

  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
  • Certification: TBC
  • Category: Comedy
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Released: 14th March 2022

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  • Description

    Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard). With its barrage of unforgettable gags and sly commentary on class struggle during the Great Depression, Modern Times - though made almost a decade into the talkie era and containing moments of sound (even song!) - is a timeless showcase of Chaplin’s untouchable genius as a director of silent comedy.

    BONUS FEATURES SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
    • New audio commentary by Chaplin biographer David Robinson
    • Two new visual essays, by Chaplin historians John Bengtson and Jeffrey Vance
    • 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
    • Three theatrical trailers
    • 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
    • For the First Time (1967), a Cuban documentary short about a projectionist who shows Modern Times to first time moviegoers
    • More!
    • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Saul Austerlitz and a piece by film scholar Lisa Stein that includes excerpts from Chaplin’s writing about his travels in 1931 and 1932
  • Product Details

    Directed by Charlie Chaplin
    Additional info Language(s): English, Interactive Menu
    No. of discs 1 disc(s)
    Duration 87 mins
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