Just picked this up for kicks, it's a two-dvd set in a white box -
cost me a whole 7.99.
Wow, this was even worse than I thought. The films are the same crap
quality garbage that they have on the vhs sets, but now we have
One is a biography, which is exactly two paragraphs long. It's
actually shorter than the promo writing on the outside box.
Two is a trivia game - five questions, all in broken english, one of
which asks how many films Chaplin made - 9, 23, or 27. I didn't know
he made only 27! Or maybe he made 27, and made a whole bunch after
My favorite part is the text on the box, which states "It was at the
tender age of 9 that Charles Chaplin made his debut at the Tivoli
Theater in Manchester with a dog-dancing troupe." Wow - Chaplin on
stage with a whole bunch of dogs. Sounds great! (It's actually
possible that Madacy isn't aware that Chaplin is human - the prints on
this collection are that hard to see.)
Oh man - I'm still laughing over the dog-dancing.
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