The Gold Rush (2-DVD)

Starring: Charlie Chaplin Director: Charlie Chaplin
The Gold Rush (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1925
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Disc One: New Audio Commentary for the 1925 version by Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance
    • Disc 2: Three new programs: Presenting "The Gold Rush," which traces the film's history and features filmmaker Kevin Brownlow and Vance; A Time Of Innovation: Visual Effects in "The Gold Rush," featuring effects specialist Craig Barron and Chaplin cinematographer Roland Totheroh; and Music by Charles Chaplin, featuring Conductor and Composer Timothy Brock
    • Chaplin Today: "The Gold Rush" (2002), a short documentary featuring filmmaker Idrissa Qu├ędraogo
    • Four Trailers
    • Plus: An Essay by critic Luc Sante and James Agee's review of the 1942 release
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Dolby Digital Surround
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 07/18/2003
"...THE GOLD RUSH is still Chaplin's most perfectly realized comedy and one of those rare movies that enchant anew no matter how many times you've seen it..."
Premiere - 08/01/2006
"[P]leasingly frantic and inventive..."
Empire - 09/01/2010
5 stars out of 5 -- "A lovely blend of comedy and tender poetry."

Product Description:

This Chaplin classic finds Charlie in the Klondike searching for gold. Maintains a careful balance of masterful slapstick, romantic tenderness, and wry social satire. Also contains the celebrated "dancing dinner rolls" gag. Re-release in 1942 featured sound narration. Academy Award Nominations: 2, Best Sound Recording, Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture.

Plot Synopsis:

The Little Fellow journeys to the harsh and unforgiving land of Alaska in search of fortune in this classic silent comedy from Charlie Chaplin.

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Essential Cinema | Recommended | Silent | Vintage

Production Notes:

  • Premiered at Grauman's Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California, June 26, 1925. Opened in New York City at the Strand Theater on August 15, 1925.
  • THE GOLD RUSH was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1992.
  • A silent film.
  • Re-issued to theaters in April 1942. This laserdisc was taken from Chaplin's own prints of the 1942 revival.
  • Laserdisc is part of the FoxVideo collection, "Chaplin: A Legacy of Laughter."
  • Copyright 1925 Charles Chaplin. Copyright 1969 The Roy Export Company.

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  • Sales Rank: 107,475
  • UPC: 715515095617
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