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Modern Times

Special Edition, Criterion Collection

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4.8 out of 5 stars 219 customer reviews

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Product Description

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.

Additional Features

For this edition of a comedy masterpiece, Criterion has assembled a delightful collection of supporting materials--some new, some old, all lovely. The new stuff begins with a feature-length commentary by Chaplin biographer David Robinson, who knows as much about Charlie Chaplin as any person alive. Also new are visual essays on the film's production; its special visual and sound effects (much more interesting than you might expect); and John Bengston's nifty tour of various Los Angeles locations used in the film, including the stretch of road seen in the final fade-out. Even more spectacular is an 18-minute 8 mm short called "All at Sea," created by future author and Masterpiece Theatre host Alistair Cooke--essentially a home movie of a trip Cooke took with Chaplin and Paulette Goddard aboard Chaplin's yacht, during a weekend cruise to Catalina Island in 1933. (A new interview with Cooke's daughter provides the fascinating tale behind the long-lost little film, including the fact that Chaplin directed some of the rapturous shots of Goddard.) Also seen in an interview (from 1993) is composer David Raksin, who assisted Chaplin in the devising of the score of Modern Times.

Two very brief deleted scenes from Modern Times are here, and so is Chaplin's 1916 short "The Rink," which has some great roller-skating material. Carried over from previous DVD issues: an excellent 26-minute "Chaplin Today" piece featuring the Dardenne brothers, who speak insightfully about the social concerns of Modern Times, and a 10-minute Cuban documentary, "For the First Time" (1967), which depicts a peasant village witnessing their first movie--you can guess which film it is. --Robert Horton


Special features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • 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
  • Interview from 1992 with Modern Times music arranger David Raksin
  • Chaplin Today: "Modern Times" (2004), a half-hour program
  • Two segments removed from the film
  • Three theatrical trailers
  • "All at Sea" (1933), a home movie by Alistair Cooke featuring Charlie Chaplin
  • "The Rink" (1916), a Chaplin two-reeler highlighting his skill on wheels
  • "For the First Time" (1967), a Cuban documentary short
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Saul Austerlitz and more!

  • Product details

    • Actors: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard
    • Directors: Charles Chaplin
    • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, Full Screen, NTSC, Special Edition
    • Language: English
    • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
    • Number of discs: 2
    • Rated:
      NR
      Not Rated
    • Studio: Criterion Collection
    • DVD Release Date: November 16, 2010
    • Run Time: 87 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 219 customer reviews
    • ASIN: B003ZYU3TG
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,154 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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