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The Great Dictator

Spine #565



Release:
May 24, 2011
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

The Great Dictator

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Directed By: Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Jack Oakie, Paulette Goddard
Licensor: MK2

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In his notorious 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 first pure talkie) brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish "Tomanian" 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.

Supplements
  • New audio commentary by Charlie Chaplin historians Dan Kamin and Hooman Mehran
  • The Tramp and the Dictator (2001), a documentary narrated by filmmaker Kenneth Branagh and featuring interviews with author Ray Bradbury, director Sidney Lumet, historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., screenwriter Budd Schulberg, and a host of others
  • Two new visual essays, by Chaplin archivist Cecilia Cenciarelli and Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance
  • On-set, color production footage shot by Chaplin's half-brother, Sydney
  • Deleted scene from Chaplin's 1919 film Sunnyside
  • Theatrical trailer

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