Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 12, 2012
- Originally Released: 1925
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: New Audio Commentary for the 1925 version by Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance
- 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
- Four Trailers
- Plus: An Essay by critic Luc Sante and James Agee's review of the 1942 rerelease
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- DTS HD Master Audio
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
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.
Essential Cinema |
- 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.