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CHARLIE CHAPLIN THE MUTUAL FILMS VOLUME 1
Behind the Screen | The Rink | Easy Street | The Cure | The Immigrant | The Adventurer
Charlie Chaplin entered movies in 1914. In 1916 he became the highest paid entertainer in the world, when he signed a contract with the Mutual Film Corporation for a salary of $670.000. Mutual built Chaplin his very own studio and allowed him total freedom to make twelve two-reel films during this fruitful twelve-month period. Not surprisingly, he had the time of his life, and recognised this period of filmmaking as the most inventive and liberating of his career.
This disc, the first of two volumes, contains six of the Mutual Films from the slapstick custard pie fights of Behind the Screen, to his sensitive portrayal of a broke and hungry migrant arriving in New York in The Immigrant. In the acclaimed Easy Street Charlie becomes a policeman in a tough neighbourhood, reminiscent of his own impoverished London upbringing.
The films have all been restored and mastered from the best available materials. This exclusive edition of the Mutual Films features brand new scores, written and recorded by acclaimed silent film composer Carl Davis.DVD extras include newsreel footage of Chaplin on a voyage back to Britain, a filmed interview with Carl Davis and biographies of Chaplin's leading lady Edna Purviance and Eric Campbell, Charlie's adversary in the Mutual series.
USA | 1916 - 1917 | black & white | silent with music | 141 minutes | Ratio 1.33:1 | Region 2 DVD
Unable to give full review as this item was purchased as a gift for Christmas. The intended recipient loves the old silent comedies so I'm sure this will not disappoint.Published 17 months ago by R. Long
After having bough a collection of Charlie Chaplin short film and having enjoyed it very much I immediately bought this one and wasn't disappointed.Published 20 months ago by Tranquillity
Just as described a good laugh and a great film to see he mans talents I would recommend it to youPublished 23 months ago by Terry
How did I ever live with out this DVD? I have never laughed so much as I did whilst watching these movies. Brilliant acting and great service from the seller.Published on 15 April 2013 by Bugambic
Essential collection for any film fanatic. These are often considered Chaplin's best films and with good reason. Beautifully restored with music composed by Carl Davis.Published on 24 Mar. 2013 by LucyA
I watched these short movies long time ago, now after I bought this DVD I laughed as I see it for the first time.Published on 19 Oct. 2012 by Mina Mofeed