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Charlie Chaplin - Great Dictator (2 Disc Set)

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Chaplin plays two totally opposite roles in his first "talkie", giving a superb display of his boundless talent for both inspired comedy and powerful drama. One of his masterfully drawn characters is a Jewish barber facing the constant threat of storm troopers and religious persecution. The other is the great dictator, Hynkel, a brilliant lampoon of Adolph Hitler that is awesome proof of Chaplin's pantomime genius. The movie's famous highlight comes in its final scene, when Chaplin steps out of character and addresses the camera with an eloquent plea for the triumph of reason and humanity over mindless militarism. This speech is so moving that Chaplin was later asked to repeat it on national radio, and the film itself was voted one of the year's Ten Best by The New York Times. Special Features:
  • Deleted Scenes - Never Before Seen Color footage shot on the set of the film
  • Documentaries - The Tramp and the Dictator, Charlie the Barber (1919)
  • Scenes from Monsieur Verdoux and from films in the Charlie Chaplin Collection
  • Photo Gallery
  • Release date NZ
    December 3rd, 2003
    Movie Format
    • DVD
    DVD Region
    • Region 4
    Edition
    • Standard Edition
    Language
    English
    Length (Minutes)
    126
    Genre
    • Comedy
    Original Release Year
    1940
    UPC
    9325336015360
    Product ID
    1461373

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