CITY LIGHTS: CRITERION COLLECTION (BLU-RAY)

Criterion’s Blu-ray + DVD combo pack release of “City Lights” continues its “film class in a box” attitude toward classic films, complete with a scholarly commentary track, plenty of documentary and behind-the-scenes materials, and a handsome booklet that features a 1967 interview with Charlie Chaplin…

Posted on November 23, 2013 in Reviews by

MONSIEUR VERDOUX: CRITERION COLLECTION (BLU-RAY)

Charlie Chaplin’s “Monsieur Verdoux” may seem tame today, but in 1947 it was considered controversial because of its political commentary and the way in which it dismantled its star’s legacy as The Little Tramp. This Blu-ray release from Crtierion contains a smattering of bonus features that discuss the history of the film. The print was digitally restored, but it is marred in one spot…

Posted on April 16, 2013 in Reviews by

THE GOLD RUSH: CRITERION COLLECTION (BLU-RAY)

Criterion’s latest “film class in a box” features an in-depth look at Charlie Chaplin’s 1925 and 1942 versions of “The Gold Rush.” As an added bonus, your professor secured a painstakingly reconstructed copy of the silent edition…

Posted on June 20, 2012 in Reviews by