The first feature-length comedy by Charlie Chaplin-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.
Includes both the 1925 silent version and 1942 sound version
New audio commentary for the 1925 version by Chaplin biographer and archivist Jeffrey Vance
Three new programs: Presenting "The Gold Rush," which traces the film's history from original release to rerelease to 2003 reconstruction and features film historian Kevin Brownlow and Vance; Music by Charles Chaplin, featuring conductor and composer Timothy Brock; and Visual Effects in "The Gold Rush," featuring effects specialist Craig Barron and Chaplin cinematographer Roland Totheroh
Chaplin Today: "The Gold Rush" (2002), a short documentary featuring filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo