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The Kid (1921) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
 
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The Kid Blu-ray
The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 1921 | 68 min | Not rated | Feb 16, 2016

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
UPC 715515168014

COMEDY
DRAMA
FAMILY

The Kid (1921) Blu-ray

The Tramp and an abandoned child triumph over life's hard knocks in the landmark film that changed the notion of what a screen comedy could be.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Starring: Charles Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin, Henry Bergman

The Kid

Charlie Chaplin was already an international star when he decided to break out of the short-film format and make his first full-length feature. The Kid doesn't merely show Chaplin at a turning point, when he proved that he was a serious film director—it remains an expressive masterwork of silent cinema. In it, he stars as his lovable Tramp character, this time raising an orphan (a remarkable young Jackie Coogan) he has rescued from the streets. Chaplin and Coogan make a miraculous pair in this nimble marriage of sentiment and slapstick, a film that is, as its opening title card states, "a picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear."

Special Features:
New 4K digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin's 1972 rerelease version of the film, featuring an original score by Chaplin, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
New audio commentary featuring Chaplin historian Charles Maland
Jackie Coogan: The First Child Star, a new video essay by Chaplin historian Lisa Haven
A Study in Undercranking, a new piece featuring silent-film specialist Ben Model
Interviews with Coogan and actor Lita Grey Chaplin
Excerpted audio interviews with cinematographer Rollie Totheroh and film distributor Mo Rothman
Deleted scenes and titles from the original 1921 version of The Kid
"Charlie" on the Ocean, a 1921 newsreel documenting Chaplin's first return trip to Europe
Footage of Chaplin conducting his score for The Kid
Nice and Friendly, a 1922 silent short featuring Chaplin and Coogan, presented with a new score by composer Timothy Brock
Trailers
PLUS: An essay by film historian Tom Gunning

STREET DATE: FEBRUARY 16.

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