Charlie Chaplin Returns After 15 (Or So) Years

By Ed Perkis 2008-09-10 23:17:27
I was trying to remember what year Robert Downey Jr. played Charlie Chaplin in the movie about Charlie Chaplin called, uh, Chaplin. It must have been 1993, though, because Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition is coming out on October 14th. Everything I’ve read says the movie was originally released in 1992, but I was never great at math and that’s around 15 years so why quibble, right?

Either way, the Anniversary Edition of the Chaplin biopic is newly re-mastered and includes a bunch of new bonus features. It also features one of Downey Jr.’s best performances. He was nominated for an Oscar and unlike in Tropic Thunder, he didn’t have grab Tobey Maguire’s rosary beads to get it. The supporting cast of the film that runs the span of Chaplin’s amazing life includes Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Kline, Marisa Tomei Diane Lane, Dan Aykroyd, and James Woods.

The bonus features are listed below along with the DVD box art and some stills from the movie that will take you back to 1992 (or 1993 or whenever.)

    DVD
  • “Strolling Into the Sunset” – a new retrospective with director Richard Attenborough
  • “All at Sea” – a never-before-seen home movie of Charlie Chaplin on vacation in Catalina, CA
  • “Chaplin the Hero” – a new featurette on Charlie Chaplin’s contributions to film, including interviews with Richard Schickel (film critic for Time Magazine and director of “Charlie: The Life and Art of Charlie Chaplin”) along with Chaplin’s official biographer, David Robinson
  • “The Most Famous Man in the World” – Charlie Chaplin was mobbed by thousands of fans everywhere he went ... long before the days of TV and the internet. See how Chaplin became the first pop culture icon
  • Theatrical trailer





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