Chaplin Mutual Comedies - Restored Edition
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- All 12 shorts restored from original 35mm prints restored by David Shepard
- Original scores composed and conducted by Carl Davis
- Richard Patterson's 1975 documentary The Gentleman Tramp
- Kevin Macdonald's 1996 documentary Chaplins Goliath
- Still gallery
- Two booklets with essays by Jeffrey Vance and Richard Patterson
Top Customer Reviews
Get the new Flicker Alley Blu-ray that David Shepard put out! Chaplin's Mutual Comedies. David has out-done himself on ONE AM! Now we have a razor sharp image in addition to the restored 7 minutes. You would think it was filmed yesterday!
-----original review 2006--------
David Shepard gave a sneak preview of these new DVDs at the Niles-Essanay Film Museum's Edison Theater on June 23,2006. I must say that while the last DVD restoration was great, this one keeps that same excellent film transfer, but adds more missing footage & title/dialogue cards from newly discovered prints.
ONE AM has the biggest improvement with a total of over 7 minutes of additional footage, I was not able to do a side-by-side comparison but there were scenes I did not remember. I do not want to spoil the comedy surprises of new footage here, you will have to enjoy it yourself.
Other shorts such as THE RINK included new comedy bits and title / dialogue cards that helped the flow & understanding of the story.
The bottom line is that this restoration does not improve on the already sharper picture quality of the previous release, but it does add missing footage not seen in the U.S. since the films' original releases.
I have now had a chance to do a syncronized side-by-side comparison. While all of the other shorts are restored as mentioned above, adding new footage to the existing transfer, ONE AM is a totally new transfer.
My reaction to this new transfer is mixed. The big plus is a total of 7 minutes of new material added through out the short!Read more ›
As is to be expected, David Shepard, among others, has been involved in the restoration, using the best sources available. In some cases, most notably in ONE A.M. and THE RINK, the restorations even provide recently discovered footage, apparently not seen since their original releases.Read more ›
This is from DVD Producer David Shepard over at Nitrateville:
"These are the versions with the Carl Davis scores, "The Gentleman Tramp," and "Chaplin's Goliath". After a couple of years out of print, (scalpers have been selling new copies for $200 on amazon.com), the set is finally back as pressed DVDs. Back orders are being shipped now, and copies should soon be available at normal prices (retail is $60 for the 4-disc set, and of course they will be widely discounted).
It may take a while for them to show up at amazon, B&N, Deep Discount or your other favorite retailer, but like St. Nicholas, they will soon be there.
After a year pestering Image Entertainment, they finally did it ..."
GREAT news if you don't own these already. Finally, those charging an arm and a leg for this set will get nothing!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This 90th Anniversary edition has interlacing "combing" lines whenever fast movement occurs. The original 1997 Image DVDs do not have this problem. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MJB
This set of DVDs contains all 12 short films Charlie Chaplin made for Mutual Studios between 1916 and 1917. Read morePublished on March 9, 2014 by Eric Perlin
Just thought that I'd add that I recently got a copy of the 2013 rerelease of this set and there were no booklets in the case (there are supposed to be two). Read morePublished on November 20, 2013 by Mr. Awesome
I wait for years to obtain this Chaplin set without breaking the bank buying from scalpers because you let it go out of print and once it's finally... Read more
Firstly, I am from the UK and I have wanted this set for a long, long, long time, and finally I have obtained a very good genuine copy of this set for a reasonable price. Read morePublished on August 15, 2011 by Mr. Pd Kyriacou
It truly is a joy to see Charlie Chaplin's Mutual two reel comedies fully restored and accompanied with fresh music scores by veteran silent film composer Carl Davis. Read morePublished on October 25, 2010 by Casey62
I wish more of Chaplin's great films were included, but this is a great introduction to the genre.Published on September 18, 2010 by Erich Everbach