City Lights: The Chaplin Collection (Two-Disc Special Edition)
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of interest as well, is a brief collection of annotation/changes by Chaplin to the original concept of the film.
the movie itself is a great tribute to Chaplin's genius. there is the wonderful story line with great humorous moments like the 'audio' joke in the beginning, the whirlwind dance scene, the boxing match, then it ends... well, the end is acted simply but precisely and is compelling in its ambiguity. absolutely one of the greatest cinematic ending of all time.
Released when talkies were already firmly grounded, Chaplin's last silent production was a staunch holdout in the face of the new technology and thankfully so, for CITY LIGHTS stands today as one of the most eloquent examples of pantomimed cinema ever made. The simple story about a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill in a beautiful performance) who falls in love with a tramp whom she mistakes for her benefactor, forms the backbone on which Chaplin constructs some of his funniest and most poignant moments. The film is both parts comedy and romance, and shows us most exquisitely that true love can indeed be blind.
Criterion's Blu-ray/DVD combo release of this ageless classic is glorious in image/audio quality. The film, scanned at 4K from two 35mm dupe negatives has never looked better, preserving a pleasing grain consistency and perfect tonal range. Details in textures and backgrounds are also flawlessly reproduced in HD. The audio is undistorted and completely hiss free; I especially like how dynamic the music sounds in the main title and boxing sequence.Read more ›
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There are, my opinion three films that stand far above all the rest without question; Gone With the Wind, The Red Shoes and City Lights. Read morePublished 2 days ago by JD
A classic well worth seeing. Demonstrates that the art of film doesn't necessarily require special effects or a $100 million budget.Published 15 days ago by Allan A. Brown
One of the all time greats, but Criterion just released "City Lights" on Blu-ray a little over a year ago. Does anyone know why it's being re-released? Read morePublished 17 days ago by MJB
This is my favorite Charlie Chaplin movie. Such a beautiful love story, plus, it's very funny. One of the best endings of any movie. A pure masterpiece.Published 19 days ago by Sith Lord
This is a GREAT silent movie! I watched it on youtube without any music..totally silent...I LOVE THIS FILM. Read morePublished 3 months ago by myopinion
Movie was wonderful. DVD was very clear and well done. It is a silent movie.Published 3 months ago by W. D. Watson
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The latest price is about $39 for the DVD on Amazon. There is a region B blu-ray available at the UK Amazon, but it does not have the original score.
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