- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 3 hours, 19 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: March 2, 2004
- Originally Released: 1921
- Label: Warner Home Video
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
- Mono - English
Additional Release Material:
- Additional Footage - Nice and Friendly (1922) - A home movie with Lord and Lady Mountbatten, Jackie Coogan and Charles Chaplin
- Additional Audio -
- Bonus Short - MY BOY - A later film starring Jackie Coogan in a role close to that of The Kid
- Clips & Highlights - Newsreel: Charlie on the Ocean (1921) - Newsreel footage of Charles Chaplin's first trip back to Europe
- Deleted Scenes - Three scenes developing the role of the Kid's mother, played by Edna Purviance, which were deleted by Chaplin from the film for the 1971 reissue.
- Documentary - Chaplin Today: The Kid - Documentary by Alain Bergala with the participation of the renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas
Introduction - Introduction by David Robinson - Chaplin's biographer discusses the historical and cinematic context of the film
- HOW TO MAKE MOVIES (1918) - A film in which Chaplin shows the building of his new studio, and how movies are made there
- Jackie Coogan Dances (1920) - Jackie Coogan performs an impromptu dance for visitors at the Chaplin studios
- Jackie Coogan in Paris - Jackie Coogan in Paris for fund-raising trip
- Recording the New Score - Footage of Charles Chaplin conducting a section of his score for The Kid
- Film Posters
- The Chaplin Collection
- Photo Gallery: Production stills and photos of Jackie Coogan
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Premiere - 12/01/2003
"...Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp character was a laugh riot from the start..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/19/2004
"More than 80 years after THE KID was released, both the film and the child star whose career it launched, Jackie Coogan, still prove irresistible."
Empire - 06/01/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "Charlie Chaplin's trademark slapstick and moist-eyed pathos was established with this film..."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2010
"The chemistry between Chaplin and Jackie Coogan is what alchemists sought in vain for centuries..."
Charlie Chaplin's first feature is a sad comedy about a woman who abandons her child with the intention of commiting suicide. The little Tramp finds the baby and takes him under his wing. When the woman, Edna, turns out to be an opera star five years later, she spends her extra time doing charity work for youngsters who live in the slums, hoping that she will find her son. Eventually, the truth comes out and the authorities take the baby away from Chaplin. He steals the child back, but is soon discovered and separated once again from him. A reunion at the mother's mansion resolves things happily, yet the earlier somber tone prevails, making this sweet and heartwarming story resonate for the viewer.
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