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The Chaplin Revue - Restored Edition [DVD]

Charles Chaplin    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
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  • Actors: Charles Chaplin
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Park Circus
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Nov 2010
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003ZIZ2Z2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,743 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Three classic silent comedies from Charles Chaplin - A Dog's Life (1918), Shoulder Arms (1918) and The Pilgrim (1923) - are here strung together to form a single feature length film with new music, narration and connecting material.

In A Dog's Life, The Tramp and his dog companion try to survive in the city. Shoulder Arms features Chaplin as a boot camp private who has a dream of being a hero, and in The Pilgrim, he becomes the new minister for the town of Devil's Gulch by mistake. This DVD edition features a restored version of the film along with the following extras: Introduction by David Robinson, Deleted scenes from Shoulder Arms and Sunnyside, A visit to the Chaplin studios and Shorts: A Dogs Life, Shoulder Arms, The Pilgrim, Sunnyside, A Days Pleasure, The Idle Class and Pay Day.

Disc 1:

  • Feature (90 mins)
  • Introduction (5 mins)
  • Shoulders Arms (46 mins)
  • A Dogs Life (40 mins)
  • Total: 181minutes

Disc 2:

  • The Pilgrim (59 mins)
  • Sunnyside (32 mins)
  • A Day's Pleasure (25 mins)
  • The Idle Class (32 mins)
  • Pay Day (28 mins)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Total: 176minutes


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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Chaplin 11 Jun 2009
Format:DVD
These early comedies,from his most creative period, were combined into a compilation by Chaplin himself in the late 1950s. His specially composed music and narration augment the visuals. The films are too well-known to offer anything new in comment. All one can add is that the picture quality is quite remarkable and the 'extra' footage showing rare glimpses of Charlie in his film studio are fascinating in themselves. A good worthwhile addition to the Chaplin collection. A point of trivial-persuit interest - the vocalist on "Bound for Texas" from "The Pilgrim" is none other than the young Matt Monro!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shoulder Arms and Great Picture Quality 8 Jun 2011
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I really think Shoulder Arms is one of the funniest Chaplin films I have seen. There are other great ones here too, and the picture quality is probably very different from what you have been used to. The picture is very clear, so you can concentrate entirely on Chaplin and appreciate what must have made him so popular in the first place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 12 Feb 2011
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I have been after this for sometime and finally it gets re-released!!! Good restoration job, well packaged! Very good... Chaplin at his best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Genius 26 Mar 2014
By Kjz
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Loved the films, Chaplin never ages. The rules and regulations in 20 different languages after every film is intensely annoying.
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4.0 out of 5 stars the last of the chaplin classics. 24 Jun 2012
Format:DVD
the seven short films in this dvd set, are amongst the last of the charlie chaplin classics in my opinion.
for my money, the best ones are "a dogs life," "shoulder arms," "pay day" and "the pilgrim." the gags and the storylines seem to work much better and there are more in the way of highlights. for example, the scene in "a dog's life" when chaplin sneakily eats those doughnuts at that man's foodstall is superbly timed and very funny. it's interesting to note that the other actor was chaplin's real-life half brother sydney.
i thought it was a bit risky to make a comedy about the horrors of war but the final results aren't what i would call poor taste. the scene where chaplin struggles to fit into the bunker in the trench always gives me the giggles!
"pay day" contains a brilliant succession of gags and i was laughing from start to finish. the humour in "the pilgrim" is a bit more subtle and therefore, works more along the lines of a satire. well made however.
the rest of the films in this set, range from being good to slightly disappointing.
the special features are very good. i particularly liked watching the short "how to make movies" and seeing chaplin without his makeup and usual costume. it's amazing how different some of these stars can look. the introductions from biographer david robinson are highly informative.
the picture quality is better than i thought, considering how old these films are.
a worthwhile dvd collection to own, before chaplin's rather turgid feature films came along.
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