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City Lights

Spine #680



Release:
Nov 12, 2013
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.19:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

City Lights

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Directed By: Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin
Licensor: MK2

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The most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.

Supplements
  • New audio commentary by Charlie Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance
  • Chaplin Today: "City Lights," a 2003 documentary on the film's production, featuring Aardman Animations cofounder Peter Lord
  • Chaplin Studios: Creative Freedom by Design, a new interview program featuring visual effects expert Craig Barron
  • Archival footage from the production of City Lights, including film from the set, with audio commentary by Chaplin historian Hooman Mehran; a costume test; a rehearsal; and a complete scene not used in the film
  • Excerpt from Chaplin's short film The Champion (1915), along with footage of the director with boxing stars at Chaplin Studios in 1918
  • Trailers

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