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The Circus (1928) blu-ray review,
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This review is from: The Circus - Dual Format Edition [Blu-ray + DVD]  (Blu-ray)After being mistaken for a pickpocket & chased by the Police, Chaplin's tramp is offered a job in a circus where his clumsiness proves popular with audiences. Made in 1928 "The Circus" makes it's blu-ray debut courtesy of Park Circus for the UK running at 69 mins & is region B (locked) so will not be playable on US blu-ray players. This is a blu-ray/DVD set which includes the film on both discs.
Obviously this silent comedy is not going to rival a 21st century blockbuster in terms of PQ but it actually holds up pretty well considering its age. There are occasional lines & pops but on the whole the image is fairly sharp in its original 4:3 ratio (black bars at the sides, remember widescreen never existed 80+ years ago!!).
Audio too is very clear, there's a mono track & HD track. As there is no dialogue in this film there is no need for subtitles, the film does have the English intertitles familiar with silent movies.
Extras are featured on the DVD version, they include an introduction, a documentary, outtakes & photo gallery.
The Circus is a decent & memorable film & whilst it's not Chaplin's best (that would be City Lights) it's definitely worth owning if you're a fan.