The great dictator
(Blu-ray) 

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Published
[New York] : Criterion Collection, [2011].
Format
Blu-ray
Edition
[Blu-ray version].
ISBN
9781604654226, 1604654228
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book. 
Status
Adult Blu-ray Feature
BLU RAY G
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Published
[New York] : Criterion Collection, [2011].
Edition
[Blu-ray version].
Language
English
ISBN
9781604654226, 1604654228
UPC
715515080613

Notes

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
General Note
Bonus features: audio commentary by Charlie Chaplin historians Dan Kamin and Hooman Mehran; "The Tramp and the Dictator," 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 film's final speech, and Al Hirschfeld's original press book illustrations.
Creation/Production Credits
Directors of photography, Karl Struss, Roland Totheroh ; editor, Willard Nico ; music, Charles Chaplin, Meredith Willson.
Participants/Performers
Charlie Chaplin, Jack Oakie, Paulette Goddard, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert, Grace Hayle.
Description
In Chaplin's first talkie, he plays the duel role of dictator Adenoid Hynkel and a Jewish barber who is a dead-ringer look-alike for der Nutsie...and who thwarts his plans for world domination.
System Details
Blu-ray, 1.33:1 aspect ratio; mono.; region A.
System Details
This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players. System requirements: Blu-ray optical disc player.
Language
In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Chaplin, C., Oakie, J., Goddard, P., Struss, K., Totheroh, R. H., Nico, W., & Willson, M. (2011). The great dictator ([Blu-ray version].). Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Charlie Chaplin et al.. 2011. The Great Dictator. Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Charlie Chaplin et al.. The Great Dictator Criterion Collection, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Chaplin, Charlie, et al. The Great Dictator [Blu-ray version]., Criterion Collection, 2011.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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