The Gold Rush [1925] [Criterion] (BLU)

Charlie Chaplin

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1942 Version and 1925 Version Included.

 

Charlie Chaplin's comedic masterwork - which charts a hapless prospector's search for fortune in the Klondike and his discovery of romance (with the beautiful Georgia Hale)-forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp character. Shot partly on location in the Sierra Nevadas and featuring such timeless gags as Chaplin's dance of the dinner rolls and meal of boiled shoe leather, The Gold Rush is an indelible work of nonstop hilarity. This special edition features both Chaplin's definitive 1942 version, for which the director added new music and narration, and a new restoration of the original silent 1925 film.

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Product Details

  • Starring: Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom Murray
  • Format: Black & White, Dolby, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 06/12/2012
  • Run Time: 160 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 2144

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary For the 1925 Version by Chaplin Biographer Jeffrey Vance
  • 3 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 Ouedrago
  • Four Trailers
  • Essay By Critic Luc Sante and James Agee's Reviews of the 1942 Release

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