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  • Great Dictator
    • Release date: April 11, 2000
    • Format: Dvd
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Run Time: 2 hr. 5 min.
    • Special Features: Digital mastering of original fine grain held in the Chaplin archives
      7-minute sequence shot in 1918 for Sunnyside
      1933 Fox Movie Tone newsreel about Adolf Hitler
      Original story notes, drafts of scripts, and production records documenting Chaplin's work on Sequence "X"
  • Great Dictator [2 Discs]
    • Release date: July 1, 2003
    • Format: Dvd
    • Language: Eng/Fre/Spa
    • Subtitles: Eng/Fre/KO/Por/Spa/TH
    • Number of discs: 2
    • Run Time: 2 hr. 0 min.
    • Special Features: ccAll-new digital transfer from Chaplin family vault picture and audio elements
      Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 as well as original mono
      Interactive menus
      Scene access
      Languages: English, Français & Español
      Subtitles: English, Français, Español, Português, Chinese, Thai & Korean
      The Tramp and the Dictator: a documentary by Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft, which parallels the lives of Chaplin and Hitler, born the same week of the same year
      The production filmed in color by Sydney Chaplin: recently discovered color footage shot on the set of the film
      Charlie the Barber (1919): twenty years before The Great Dictator, a scene shot by Chaplin for his short, Sunnyside, but deleted from the finished film
      Scene from Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
      Scenes from films in the Chaplin Collection
      Poster gallery
  • Great Dictator
    • Release date: July 1, 2003
    • Format: Dvd
    • Language: Eng/Fre/Spa
    • Subtitles: Cantonese/Eng/Fre/Por/Spa/T
    • Number of discs: 3
    • Run Time: 2 hr. 0 min.
    • Special Features: All-new digital transfer of the motion picture from Cineteca Bologna picture restoration
      Interactive menus and scene access
      Sountrakc remastered in Dolby digital 5.1 as well as original mono
      Languages: english and french
      Subtitles: english, french, spanish, portuguese, chinese, thai and korean
      Running time: 120 minutes, b&w
      Aspect ratio: standard
      The Tramp and the Dictator: a Documentary by Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft
      The production filmed in color by Sydney Chaplin with never-before-seen footage shot on set
      Charlie the Barber: Twenty Years Before the Great Dictator
      Scene from th e1947 motion picturem Monsieur Verdoux
      Poster gallery
      Exclusive soundtrack
      Collectible Senitype
      Commemorative Booklet
      Photo Stills
  • Great Dictator [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]
    • Release date: May 24, 2011
    • Format: BluRay
    • Language: Eng
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Run Time: 2 hr. 5 min.
    • Special Features: New high-defintion digital restoration with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
      The Tramp and the Dictator (2001), Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft's documentary paralleling the lives of Chaplin and Hitler, including interviews with author Ray Bradbury, director Sidney Lumet, screenwriter Budd Schulberg and others
      Two new visual essays, one by Chaplin archivist Cecilia Cenciarelli and one by Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance
      Color production footage shot by Chaplin's half-brother Sydney
      Barbershop sequence from Sydney Chaplin's 1921 film King, Queen, Joker
      Deleted barbershop sequence from Chaplin's 1919 film Sunnyside
      Rerelease trailer
      Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Wood, Chaplin's 1940 New York Times defense of his movie, a reprint from critic Jean Narboni on the flm's final speech, and Al Hirschfeld's original press book illustrations
  • Great Dictator [Criterion Collection]
    • Release date: May 24, 2011
    • Format: Dvd
    • Language: Eng
    • Number of discs: 2
    • Run Time: 2 hr. 5 min.
    • Special Features: Disc One
      New Audio Commentary by Charlie Chaplin Historians Dan Kamin and Hooman Mehran

      Rerelease Trailer

      Disc 2
      The Tramp and the Dictator (2001), Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft's Documentary paralleling the lives of Chaplin and Hitler, including Interviews with Author Ray Bradbury, Director Sidney Lumet, Screenwriter Budd Schulberg

      Two New Visual Essays, one by Chaplin Archivist Cecilia Cenciarelli and one by Chaplin Biographer Jeffrey Vance

      Color Production Footage shot by Chaplin's Half-Brother Sydney

      Barbershop Sequence from Sydney Chaplin's 1921 Film King, Queen, Joker

      Deleted Barbershop Sequence from Chaplin's 1919 film Sunnyside

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