(March 19, 2003 – Burbank, CA) – Charlie Chaplin’s “The Gold Rush,” “The Great Dictator,” “Limelight” and “Modern Times” -- four timeless examples of cinema’s first and favorite comedy genius -- are being released on DVD July 1 from Warner Home Video (WHV). As the first in a series of ten titles included in “The Chaplin Collection,” all the films have been digitally re-mastered from restored Chaplin estate vault elements and feature never-before-seen footage, behind-the-scenes glimpses and exclusive family home movie footage. Each deluxe Two-Disc set will be priced at $29.95 SRP. Additionally, a second wave of “The Chaplin Collection” will be released in fall of 2003 and will include four more Two-Disc DVDs of Chaplin’s greatest films to be announced later this year. With operations in 78 international territories -- more than the video division of any other studio -- Warner Home Video commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment Co., Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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