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 Quédraogo
Plus: An Essay by critic Luc Sante and James Agee's review of the 1942 release
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."
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.
The Little Fellow journeys to the harsh and unforgiving land of Alaska in search of fortune in this classic silent comedy from Charlie Chaplin.