The Circus (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

The Circus (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)
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The Circus Blu-ray
Criterion | 1928 | 71 min | Not rated | Sep 24, 2019

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Music: LPCM Mono


Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)

The Circus (1928)

The Tramp finds refuge from the law with the circus and falls in love with the owner's step-daughter. Some of the most famous sequences include chases through a hall of mirrors, and Chaplin trapped in a lion's cage and running along a tightrope with his trousers falling down.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Starring: Charles Chaplin, Al Ernest Garcia, Merna Kennedy, Harry Crocker, Henry Bergman

Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW 4K DIGITAL RESTORATION of Charlie Chaplin's 1969 rerelease version of the film, featuring an original score by Chaplin, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- New audio commentary featuring Charlie Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance
- Interview with Chaplin from 1969
- New interview with Chaplin's son Eugene Chaplin
- In the Service of the Story, a new program on the film's visual effects and production design by effects specialist Craig Barron
- Chaplin Today: "The Circus," a 2003 documentary on the film, featuring filmmaker Emir Kusturica
- Excerpted audio interview with Chaplin musical associate Eric James
- Unused café sequence with new score by composer Timothy Brock, and related outtakes with audio commentary by Chaplin historian Dan Kamin
- Newly discovered outtakes featuring the Tramp and the bareback rider
- Original recording of the film's opening song, "Swing, Little Girl," by Ken Barrie
- Footage of the 1928 Hollywood premiere
- Rerelease trailers
- PLUS: An essay by critic Pamela Hutchinson