Rent The Gold Rush (1925)

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Synopsis:
'The Gold Rush' is widely reported to be the film that Chaplin most wanted to be remembered for. It sees The Tramp as a lone prospector venturing to Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters, falls in love with the beautiful Georgia (Georgia Hale) and tries to win her heart with his singular charm.
Actors:
, , , , , , , Frank Aderias, Leona Aderias, Lillian Adrian, , Claude Anderson, , , Marta Belfort, , Francis Bernhardt, F.J. Beuaregard, E. Blumenthal,
Directors:
Producers:
Charlie Chaplin
Writers:
Charles Chaplin
Others:
James Fields, Max Terr
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Classics, Comedy
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/09/2003
Run Time:
69 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Italian, Silent
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • "Chaplin Today: The Gold Rush": Documentary by Serge Le Peron with the participation of Idrissa Ouedraogo
  • Introduction by David Robinson: Chaplin's biographer puts the film in its historical and cinematic context
  • Photo Gallery: 250 production stills and historical photographs of the "real good rush"
  • Poster Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Scenes from films in the Chaplin Collection
Disc 1:
This disc includes:
- The Gold Rush (1942)
Disc 2:
This disc includes:
- The Gold Rush (Original Version - 1925)
Bonus Features:
- Chaplin Today
- Trailers
- Photo Gallery
Film Posters
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/08/2010
Run Time:
165 minutes
Languages:
English, Silent
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Introduction by David Robinson (6 mins)
  • Chaplin Today: Gold Rush - documentary (26 mins)
  • Photo Gallery

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Reviews (2) of The Gold Rush

Great Movie - The Gold Rush review by VH

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10/01/2019

Magic! Particularly liked the extras. He is remembered so affectionately by those who worked with him.

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Beware of the Blu-ray - The Gold Rush review by RJ

Spoiler Alert
28/08/2019

I have never quite managed to fully embrace Charlie Chaplin. His humour sometimes makes me smile, sometimes make me groan but rarely makes me laugh out loud.

Having said that, this is by no means a bad film and I preferred it to The Kid and A Woman of Paris (I'm working my way through the box set). There are parts of this which are genuinely funny and some moments which are quite sweet and touching, alongside some rather more cloying sentimentality.

I'm sure the internet is awash with reviews, essays etc about this film so I won't go into any great detail about the film itself. The main purpose of my review is to warn that, unfortunately, the Curzon Artificial Eye blu-ray release only contains the 1942 re-release of the film to which Chaplin, presumably in an attempt to attract modern audiences to the film, added a thunderous and distracting narration which completely ruins the film. The whole beauty of silent cinema is how everything is expressed through the physicality of the performers. The narration added by Chaplin just tramples all over it, I couldn't concentrate on the action at all and all the delicacy and beauty of the film was lost.

The original version from 1925 is available on YouTube - not the best quality but perfectly watchable. It is far superior and you should seek that out rather than this butchered experiment.

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