'The Gold Rush' Dated and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT by

Another Charlie Chaplin classic is coming to Blu-ray in June.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion is preparing 'The Gold Rush' for Blu-ray on June 12.

The first feature-length comedy by Charlie Chaplin—which charts a hapless prospector’s search for fortune in the Klondike and his discovery of romance—forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp character.

The Blu-ray will include both the 1925 silent version as well as the 1942 sound version and will feature a 1080p transfer, an uncompressed mono (1942) and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (1925) soundtracks, and supplements include: New audio commentary for the 1925 version by Chaplin biographer and archivist Jeffrey Vance; Three behind-the-scenes programs: - Presenting The Gold Rush, Music by Charles Chaplin, and Visual Effects in The Gold Rush, featuring effects specialist Craig Barron and Chaplin cinematographer Roland Totheroh; Chaplin Today: The Gold Rush (2002), a short documentary featuring filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo; Four theatrical trailers; and a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Luc Sante and James Agee's review of the 1942 version.

Suggested list price for the 2-disc Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Gold Rush' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 12.

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The Gold Rush (Blu-ray)
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