The Chaplin Revue in July

Warner Home Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Chaplin Revue for 11th July 2005 priced at £19.99. Following the 2003 release of the rapturously received, BAFTA Interactive Award-winning Chaplin Collection, Warner Home Video and MK2 will release The Chaplin Revue as a two-disc set complemented with extensive special features.

Presented with fully restored picture and sound giving you an experience even better than the original theatrical presentation. The film quality has astonishing clarity and sound that was never before possible through digitally mastered pictures and audio from restored vault elements under the supervision of the Chaplin family estate.

WHV is the worldwide distributor (excluding Japan) of Chaplin DVD releases, which were created and produced by Paris-based MK2 in conjunction with Association Chaplin™ (the Chaplin Family estate).

That Charles Chaplin's 'Little Fellow' (his own name for the Little Tramp) is such a Comic Everyman enabled the master moviemaker to place the character in all manner of situations. That versatility abounds in this treasure chest of seven marvellous movies made for First National between 1918 and 1923. Included are such touchstones as Shoulder Arms (his popular portrayal of World War I trench life), The Idle Class (skewering the rich) and The Pilgrim (lampooning small-town hypocrisy). Also featuring are the charming and hilarious views of family life and romance in A Dog's Life, A Day's Pleasure, Sunnyside and Pay Day. Director: Charlie Chaplin Actors: Charlie Chaplin, Henry Bergman, Edna Purviance.

DVD Features:

  • Deleted Scenes from Sunnyside and Shoulder Arms
  • Documentary : How To Make Movies (1918)
    A film in which Chaplin shows the building of his new studios, and how movies are made there
  • Featurette : The Visitors
    Behind-the-scenes footage of visitors to Chaplin's Hollywood sets around this time
  • Harry Lauder (1918)
    Chaplin and the great British Music Hall comedian shot this footage for an uncompleted short originally intended as a fund-raising project for the Million Pound War Fund
  • The Bond (1918)
    WWI-era propaganda film with Chaplin, Edna Purviance and Chaplin's brother Sydney as the Kaiser
  • Introduction by David Robinson
    Chaplin's biographer discusses the historical and cinematic context of the films
  • Film posters
  • Photo gallery: Photos of the productions and of the actors
  • Theatrical Trailer: The Chaplin Revue Trailer

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