When his boss demands more speed and efficiency, Chaplin goes crazy from his repetitious assembly line job. Primarily a silent film with music and sound effects, but occasional voices emanate from radios and television screens.
Modern times (Motion picture)
[New York, NY] : Criterion Collection, 
2 videodiscs (87 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: Not rated.
Title on container: Charlie Chaplin's Modern times [DVD]
All at sea.
For the first time.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1936.
Special features: Disc 1. Commentary by Chaplin biographer David Robinson; "Modern times: a closer look" visual essay by Chaplin historian Jeffrey Vance; "A bucket of water and a glass matte" visual and sound effects experts Craig Barron and Ben Burtt discuss techniques used in Modern times; "Silent traces: Modern times" visual essay by John Bengtson; "David Raksin and the score" interview with composer David Raksin; "Two bits" deleted scenes; Trailers. Disc 2. "All at sea" 8mm film of weekend voyage with Charlie Chaplin by Alistair Cooke; "Susan Cooke Kittredge" interview with Cooke's daughter; "The rink" Charlie Chaplin's eight film (1916); "For the first time" documentary film by Octavio Cortazar (1967); "Chaplin today: Modern times" documentary by Philippe Truffault (2003). Booklet: "Exit the Tramp" by Saul Austerlitz; "Chaplin sees the world" by Lisa Stein.
Music composed by Charlie Chaplin ; conducted by Alfred Newman ; arranged by Edward Powell, David Raksin ; recorded by Paul Neal, Frank Maher ; settings by Charles D. Hall, Russell Spencer.
Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Stanley Sandford, Chester Conklin, Hank Mann, Stanley Blystone, Allan Garcia, Dick Alexander, Cecil Reynolds, Myra McKinney, Murdoch McQuarrie, Wilfred Lucas, Ed le Saint, Fred Malatesta, Sam Stein, Juana Sutton, Ted Oliver.
DVD; region 1, NTSC ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Silent film with English intertitles and musical score; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Disc 1. Film
Commentary / Chaplin biographer David Robinson
"Modern times: a closer look" visual essay / Jeffrey Vance
"A bucket of water and a glass matte" featurette with Craig Barron and Ben Burtt
"Silent traces: Modern times" visual essay by John Bengtson
"David Raksin and the score" interview with composer David Raksin
Disc 2. "All at sea" 8mm film of weekend voyage with Charlie Chaplin by Alistair Cooke
"Susan Cooke Kittredge" interview with Cooke's daughter
"The rink" Charlie Chaplin's eighth film (1916) 00 "For the first time" documentary by Octavio Cortazar (1967)
"Chaplin today: Modern times" documentary by Philippe Truffault (2003).
Booklet. "Exit the Tramp" by Saul Austerlitz
"Chaplin sees the world" by Lisa Stein.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 543.
Criterion collection ; 543
Subjects:Depressions -- 1929 -- Drama.
Factories -- Employees -- Drama.
Tramps -- Drama.
Working class -- Drama.
Feature films -- United States.
Silent films -- United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:Alexander, Richard, 1902-1989.
Bengtson, John, 1957-
Bergman, Henry, 1870-1946.
Blystone, Stanley, 1894-1956.
Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977.
Conklin, Chester, 1888-1971.
Cooke, Alistair, 1908-2004.
Cortázar, Octavio, 1935-
Criterion Collection (Firm)
De Haven, Carter, 1886-1977.
Garcia, Allan, 1887-1938.
Goddard, Paulette, 1911-1990.
Hall, Charles, 1899-1959.
Haven, Lisa Stein, 1960- Chaplin sees the world.
Kittredge, Susan Cooke.
Lucas, Wilfred, 1871-1940.
MacQuarrie, Murdock, 1878-1942.
Mann, Hank, 1887-1971.
Morgan, Ira, 1889-1959.
Newman, Alfred, 1901-1970.
Oliver, Ted, 1892-1957.
Powell, Edward B.
Reynolds, Cecil, 1880-1947.
Robinson, David, 1930-
Sandford, Stanley, 1894-1961.
Spencer, J. Russell.
Stein, Sam, 1905-1966.
Totheroh, Roland H., 1890-1967.
Vance, Jeffrey, 1970-