The Essential Charlie Chaplin Collection (1916-1917), black & white, 102 minutes total, not rated,
including Behind the Screen (1916), black & white, 20 minutes, not rated, The Rink (1916), black & white, 19 minutes, not rated, Easy Street (1917), black & white, 19 minutes, not rated, The Cure (1917), black & white, 19 minutes, not rated, and The Immigrant (1917), black & white, 24 minutes, not rated.
Delta Entertainment, 82 461, UPC 0-18111-24619-4.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono? sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, unknown suggested retail price.
Release date: 2003.
Country of origin: USA
This budget compilation follows the suit of other Chaplin collections: put as few films onto as many discs as possible, irregardless of print quality and sell them as cheap as possible. And don’t expect them to be mastered from anything but subpar 16mm reduction prints.
Don’t consider buying this collection for the Chaplin Mutual films. The Mutual films have all been released on DVD home video in far superior editions transferred from 35mm prints.