Charlie Chaplin Collections
Editorial review of Chaplin’s Essanay Comedies courtesy of Amazon.com
Blu-ray/DVD Box Set
In late 1914, Charlie Chaplin was paid the then-unprecedented salary of $1,250 per week (with a bonus of $10,000) in exchange for signing a one-year contract with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company. The resulting 14 films he created for Essanay find Chaplin further experimenting with new cinematic techniques, while continuing to add complexities and pathos into his celebrated Little Tramp character, soon to become immortalized as the face, hat, and mustache of modern screen comedy. (more…)
Editorial review of Essential Charlie Chaplin volume 10
The Essential CHARLIE CHAPLIN COLLECTION…a must-have for any fan or film buff’s library. This definitive collection of 12-DVDs contains 57 of Chaplin’s legendary early films in chronological order…a true historical legacy of the greatest comedian who ever lived.
COVERS CHAPLIN’S WORK AT KEYSTONE, ESSANAY, MUTUAL AND FIRST NATIONAL FILM COMPANIES. (more…)
Charlie Chaplin Mutuals (1916-1917)
Some of Charlie Chaplin‘s funniest comedies were the short films that he made for the Mutual Film Corporation. This collection of short films includes some of his best, most with his frequent co-stars Edna Purviance and Eric Campbell.
The DVD includes twelve short films directed and written by Charlie Chaplin, restored from premier quality original 35mm film, with additions and improvements from new film materials which have surfaced. Extras include The Gentleman Tramp, the 1975 feature-length film. Also included is Chaplin’s Goliath, the 1996 documentary of Eric Campbell, the huge Scottish actor who achieved screen immortality as the ‘heavy’ in the Chaplin Mutual comedies, as well as The Mutual-Chaplin Specials, Making The Gentleman Tramp, Stills Gallery containing more than ninety rare images, many of them behind-the-scenes shots never before published.
The 12 short films included on the DVD are: (more…)
Chaplin At Keystone: An International Collaboration of 34 Original Films
A highly restored 4-disk DVD collection of Charlie Chaplin’s earliest movie work, at Keystone Studios, including his film work prior to his creation of the world-famous Little Tramp character, as well as some of his best short films as Charlie the Tramp, along with some of his best co-stars, Eric Campbell and Edna Purviance. (more…)
The Chaplin Mutuals, volume 3
The Chaplin Mutuals, volume 2
A collection of silent films made by Charlie Chaplin during his time at Mutual Film Corporation, one of his most productive periods. In most of these shorts, the Little Tramp interacts with Edna Purviance, as his love interest, and Eric Campbell as his antagonist. Short included are The Count, The Vagabond, The Fireman, and Behind the Screen. (more…)
The Chaplin Mutuals, volume 1
The Chaplin Mutuals, volume 1 is a collection of short, silent films made by Charlie Chaplin during his time working for the Mutual Film Corporation – one of his most productive periods. He appears with some of his most frequent co-stars, Edna Purviance as his love interest, and Eric Campbell as his nemesis. (more…)
Synopsis of The Chaplin Collection, Volume 2:
The Chaplin Collection, Volume Two, is an 7 DVD set of some of Charlie Chaplin’s finest films — City Lights, The Circus, The Kid, A King in New York, A Woman of Paris, Monsieur Verdoux, The Chaplin Revue (which contains 7 shorter Chaplin films) as well as a new documentary: Charlie – The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin. Each two-disc set is made of a new digital transfer of the picture, and remastered sound, with excellent quality (more…)
Synopsis of The Chaplin Collection, Volume 1:
The Chaplin Collection, Volume One, is an 8 DVD set of some of Charlie Chaplin’s finest films. These include Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Gold Rush, and Limelight. Each two-disc set is made of a new digital transfer of the picture, and remastered sound, with excellent quality. (more…)