| Modern Times |
Retail $29.95, Our: $23.99
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| Modern Times (Blu-Ray) |
Retail $39.95, Our: $31.99
Modern Times (1936) finds a new home at Criterion in both Standard and Blu-Ray formats.
Released by Warner in 2003 in a 2-disc special edition (and now out-of-print), Chaplin's last outing as the tramp gets the Criterion treatment on November 16th.
Each will be a 2-disc set and come loaded with bonus features (below).
Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard).
With its barrage of unforgettable gags and sly commentary on class struggle during the Great Depression, Modern Times—though made almost a decade into the talkie era and containing moments of sound (even song!)—is a timeless showcase of Chaplin’s untouchable genius as a director of silent comedy.
- New audio commentary by Chaplin biographer David Robinson
- Two new visual essays, by Chaplin historians John Bengtson and Jeffrey Vance
- New program on the film’s visual and sound effects, with experts Craig Barron and Ben Burtt
- Interview from 1992 with Modern Times music arranger David Raksin
- Chaplin Today: “Modern Times” (2004), a half-hour program with filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
- Two segments removed from the film
- Three theatrical trailers
- All at Sea (1933), a home movie by Alistair Cooke featuring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, and Cooke, plus a new score by Donald Sosin and a new interview with Cooke’s daughter, Susan Cooke Kittredge
- The Rink (1916), a Chaplin two-reeler highlighting his skill on wheels
- For the First Time (1967), a Cuban documentary short about a projectionist who shows Modern Times to first-time moviegoers
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Saul Austerlitz and a piece by film scholar Lisa Stein that includes excerpts from Chaplin’s writing about his travels in 1931 and 1932