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XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 06:08 PM
I thought you guys might want to know that but this is a bit old news.

In last February, the Great Dictator by Charlie Chaplin which was completed in the late 1930s has been remastered and is now being sold as DVD everywhere in Europe and Canada but I ain't sure about the US since Chaplin was banned from the US because he was suspected of Communist sympathies during the 1950s.

Anyway I had the privilege of watching this movie in a theater and it's hilarious, you guys should see the way he pokes serious fun at Hitler.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I also remember what Alber Speer who used to be one of Hitler's industrial minister saying: "Nobody can imitate Hitler but Chaplin is the closest to have been successful"

A must see for all WW2 era fanatics, except this time the joke is on the Nazis by a guy who was seeing very clearly what was happeninghttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 06:08 PM
I thought you guys might want to know that but this is a bit old news.

In last February, the Great Dictator by Charlie Chaplin which was completed in the late 1930s has been remastered and is now being sold as DVD everywhere in Europe and Canada but I ain't sure about the US since Chaplin was banned from the US because he was suspected of Communist sympathies during the 1950s.

Anyway I had the privilege of watching this movie in a theater and it's hilarious, you guys should see the way he pokes serious fun at Hitler.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I also remember what Alber Speer who used to be one of Hitler's industrial minister saying: "Nobody can imitate Hitler but Chaplin is the closest to have been successful"

A must see for all WW2 era fanatics, except this time the joke is on the Nazis by a guy who was seeing very clearly what was happeninghttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 06:16 PM
I have seen this quite a long time ago.... it is excellent!!!

Glad to hear it's been remastered, I'll have to buy it /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 07:05 PM
Chaplin's movies are not banned in the States... Indeed, these are treasures of the cinema.

Regards,
HerrBaron

fluke39
07-13-2003, 08:36 PM
i don't normally go for chaplinesque type things but i did see some clips from that film and his impression of hitler is hilarious i'd love to see it but don't know if i got the money to buy it /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif


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XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 10:36 PM
I don't think the DVD will be that expensive but you'll never know if you don't try right?

Anyway I'm going for this one that's for sure, problem is my mom might be begging me to lend her that DVD since she also wants to see it lolhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

There was a time when Chaplin's movies were banned in the US but maybe they ain't anymore, I'm positive they were during the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s until Chaplin was reinstated, heck he even was forced to take a visa to enter the US because he was invited to an award ceremony in his honor can you believe this?

XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 10:52 PM
$26 US at Amazon.

Well worth it if you ask me.

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XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 03:52 AM
older films remade to show at the correct speed can actually be well worth watching.

saw Buster keaton's "Great Train Robbery" a few years ago and it was transformed from an amusing parody with everyone moving fast into a genuinely interesting movie with the remake.


the same applies to WWI documentary footage. when it is remade at the correct speed it suddenly becomes much more real and much more horrific

XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 03:58 AM
I saw the movie a month or so back. It was a DVD, but I'm not sure if it was the remastered edition. Anyway, Chaplin's terrific. Great buy. Hail Heinkel!



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