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Chaplin
Early Masterpieces
(1915-1918)
 

Contents: By the Sea (1915), A Woman (1915), The Bank (1915), The Fireman (1916), The Rink (1916), The Pawnshop (1916), The Immigrant (1917), The Adventurer (1917) and A Dog’s Life (1918).

2000 Koch Vision DVD edition

Chaplin: Early Masterpieces (1915-1918), black & white, 196 minutes total, not rated,
including By the Sea (1915), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, A Woman (1915), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Bank (1915), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Fireman (1916), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Rink (1916), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Pawnshop (1916), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Immigrant (1917), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Adventurer (1917), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and A Dog’s Life (1918), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Koch Vision, KOC-DV-6301, UPC 7-41952-63019-7.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, three single-sided, single-layered DVD discs, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, three standard DVD keepcases in cardboard slipcase, $19.98.
DVD release date: 19 December 2000.
Country of origin: USA
We have not seen this 3-disc boxset yet. But we do admit that it is intriguing to get three discs for less than $20.00. Unfortunately, we suspect that the quality of the prints used for the video transfers may again be a disappointment, as with nearly all budget-priced home video products.

All of these Chaplin films are already available in high-quality DVD editions. It would take a collection of fine quality transfers to lure anyone but the most budget-conscious collector. At this time we do not recommend the set. But we hope to take a peek soon and let you know whether the DVDs are worth the modest price.

 
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