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The Great Dictator: The Criterion Collection DVD

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In his controversal masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, in his fure pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish "Tomainian" dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting turns, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.'s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin's famously impassioned speech.
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 125 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: May 24, 2011
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Disc 1:
    Audio Commentary by Charlie Chaplin Historians Dan Kamin and Hooman Mehran
    Rereleased Trailer

    Disc 2:
    The Tramp and the Dictator (2001), Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft's documentary paralleling the lives of Chaplin and Hitler, Including Interviews With Author Ray Bradbury, Director Sidney Lumet, Screenwriter Budd Schulberg, and Others
    Two New Visual Essays, One by Chaplin Archivist Cecilia Cenciarelli and One by Chaplin Biographer Jeffrey Vance
    Color Production Footage Shot by Chaplin's Half-Brother Sydney
    Barbershop Sequence From Sydney Chaplin's 1921 Film King, Queen, Joker
    Deleted Barbershop Sequence from Chaplin's 1919 Film Sunnyside
    A Booklet Featuring an Essay by Film Critic Michael Wood, Chaplin's 1940 New York Times Defense of His Movie, a Reprint from Critic Jean Narboni On the Film's Final Speech, and Al Hirschfeld's Original Press Book Illustrations
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A Classic! Chaplin's 1st "talkie" is a

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    Always wanted a copy so I can view it whenever I wanted. As an avid follower of Chaplin, I finally have a copy to include in my collection.

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