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WIN! The Criterion Collection edition of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights on Blu-ray!

To celebrate the release of the Criterion Collection edition of Mississippi Masala we’ve got TWO Blu-ray copies to give away! 

For your chance to win, simply answer this question (entry details at the bottom of page):

Which other legendary film did Charlie Chaplin also write, direct and star in?

A) Fast Times
B) Modern Times
C) The Best of Times

SEND YOUR ENTRY TO COMPETITIONS@FILMJUICE.COM WITH THE ANSWER IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL. INCLUDE FULL CONTACT DETAILS. GOOD LUCK!

Competition Ends: 12th January 2022

The most cherished film by CHARLIE CHAPLIN (Modern Times) is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical VIRGINIA CHERRILL) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.
       
USA | 1931 | 87 MINUTES | BLACK & WHITE | 1.19:1
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
  • New, restored 4K digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Charlie Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance
  • Chaplin Today: “City Lights,” a 2003 documentary on the film’s production, featuring Aardman Animations cofounder Peter Lord
  • Chaplin Studios: Creative Freedom by Design, a new interview program featuring visual effects expert Craig Barron
  • Archival footage from the production of City Lights, including film from the set, with audio commentary by Chaplin historian Hooman Mehran; a costume test; a rehearsal; and a complete scene not used in the film
  • Excerpt from Chaplin’s short film The Champion (1915), along with footage of the director with boxing stars at Chaplin Studios in 1918
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Gary Giddins and a 1966 interview with Chaplin
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