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I was pleased to obtain this DVD for it is a very good presentation of an interesting film.
While THE CHESS PLAYER may not be a film for the ages, it's still a mighty good one and an epic of true proportions as well.
And like many such costume dramas, historic fact blends with fiction to make an entertaining and fascinating film.
Fascinating fictional story based on a true Automaton, The Turk, which was an actual chess playing mechanical illusion, that fooled the public for over 85 years. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Gene E. McCluney
This is surely one of the silent era's most outstanding and special films which probably deserves to be much more famous than it is. Read morePublished on September 5, 2007 by Barbara Underwood