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Becoming Charley Chase

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BECOMING CHARLEY CHASE

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  • Format: Box set, Black & White, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Allday Ent. (Facets)
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2037
  • Run Time: 450 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001J8XW8E

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By D. Yarbrough on November 22, 2008
Format: DVD
Cited by many as the fourth big comedian of the silent era (after Chaplin, Lloyd, and Keaton), Charley Chase was a multifaceted artist who, like so many others, is sadly overlooked today. Chase, born Charles Parrott, was a talented actor, director, producer, and editor with a career that spanned from 1910 until his death in 1940.

This 4-disc set features over 40 rare comedy shorts that cannot be missed for the price.

Included in the set:

Disc 1 (Charles Parrott at Keystone):

Peanuts and Bullets - (1915)
Love in Armor - (1915)
Settled at the Seaside - (1915)
The Rent Jumpers - (1915)
Love, Loot and Crash - (1915)
A Versatile Villain - (1915)
He Wouldn't Stay Down -(1915)
Married to Order - (1920)

Bonus Features: The Parrott Chase (45 Minute Documentary)

Disc 2 (Charley Chase Becomes Jimmy Jump):

At First Sight - (1924)
One of the Family - (1924)
Just a Minute - (1924)
Powder and Smoke - (1924)
Hard Knocks - (1924)
Don't Forget - (1924)
The Fraidy Cat - (1924)
Publicity Pays - (1924)
Young Oldfield - (1924)
Stolen Goods - (1924)
Jeffries, Jr - (1924)
A Ten-Minute Egg - (1924)
Seeing Nellie Home - (1924)
Outdoor Pajamas - (1924)
Sittin' Pretty - (1924)
Too Many Mamas - (1924)
Accidental Accidents - (1924)

Disc 3 (Jimmy Jump Becomes Charley Chase ):

The Poor Fish - (1924)
The Rat's Knuckles - (1925)
Hello Baby! - (1925)
Fighting Fluid - (1925)
Should Husbands be Watched - (1925)
Is Marriage the Bunk?
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Mccormick on January 27, 2009
Format: DVD
David Kalat, the head-man at All Day Entertainment, now reports that the "Becoming Charley Chase" set will be released this Summer, thanks to the lovely people at VCI Entertainment. Stay tuned to Amazon & pre-order this set at your first opportunity!!!

In the meantime, please show your support for silent comedy on DVD, and order up previous releases from All Day & VCI. Check out "Weiss-O-Rama", "Silent Comedy Mafia #1", "Harry Langdon: Lost & Found", and "American Slapstick" volumes 1 & 2.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Olivier Comte on December 3, 2008
Format: DVD
Thank you for giving us that list of 41 silent shorts.
We had 5 plus 6 from KINO, and 12 from LOBSTER, in France, which originated the copies, more or less the same titles, plus some odd ones from IMAGE.
Things seem to be shaping up and all CHASE fans will be shouting for more. That edition will do nicely to make our mouths water.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul J. Mular TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 25, 2009
Format: DVD
Amazon has a seperate listing for the new distributor's release.

Becoming Charley Chase

All Day has partner with VCI Home Entertainment for releasing this project.
Kidos to All Day& VCI for seeing the value in this project!

From All Day's Press release:

Let it be known: BECOMING CHARLEY CHASE, a four-disc box set collecting the early works of America's most influential comic genius, is ON ITS WAY! Thank your patience and perseverence. Charley Chae fans have had their hearts broken before (Milestone, I'm lookin' at you) and I did not want to be part of the problem.
This summer, VCI Entertainment will be distributing this deluxe box set, with the same specs and price point as originally advertised.

Please note that any pre-orders you may have already placed will not be valid--because of the change of distributor, the set will have a new UPC symbol and will be treated by retailers as a new release, so you will need to re-order all over again.

VCI has shown extraordinary support and enthusiasm for silent comedy at a time when the marketplace is not entirely welcoming. If you are not already familiar with them, please seek out their superb WEISS-O-RAMA collection--and if you already own that treasure, do check out VCI's catalog for other great finds, and show them your support in return. This is a small community--we're in this together--and thanks to their faith, Charley Chase will get his due after all. I am thrilled--and when you see what we've done here, I think you will be too.
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