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New Double CD: Charlie Chaplin Film Music Anthology


To celebrate the 130th anniversary of Chaplin’s birth, we are excited to announce our collaboration with [PIAS] on a new double CD set of extracts from the film soundtracks in the Chaplin archives, out on April 12th 2019.

The Charlie Chaplin Film Music Anthology, compiled by the Chaplin Office, retraces many of the milestones in Chaplin’s music-composing career, from City Lights (1931), the first film he released with a score of his own creation, to the 1976 re-release of A Woman of Paris with a new score composed by Chaplin at the age of 86, not to mention extracts from Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Limelight, The Kid and more. The release includes a well-documented 20-page booklet that we scrupulously put together, illustrated with archival photographs.

Unfortunately, the record label mixed up the metadata on three of the tracks, and therefore the Pay Day and A Day’s Pleasure tracks on Disc 2 are in a different order than the one listed. The music you hear on track 63 is “Boat Ride” from A Day’s Pleasure, the music you hear on track 64 is “Jazz” from A Day’s Pleasure, and the music you hear on track 65 is “Sweet Adeline Waltz” from Pay Day. The label has corrected this for future editions, and has even suggested that due to the small mix-up, the first run of the CDs could become a collector’s item. Time will tell…

Vinyls and a limited edition box set of soundtracks with a few surprises will follow during the year.


Snap Galleries Launch


To celebrate the 130th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s birth, each month this year, our licensee Snap Galleries will be releasing a carefully curated collection of images from our archives.

Collectors of fine art photography will be able to purchase authorised museum-quality limited-edition Charlie Chaplin photographs, produced by hand in the darkroom by a master printer on traditional heavyweight silver gelatin paper in a range of sizes.

They launched the first set of photographs from THE KID on 16th January. Visit the Snap Galleries website for details.


New French DVD & Blu-ray Releases


Potemkine has just released new French Blu-rays and DVDs of The Kid and The Gold Rush. Fans will love these new editions with 108-page booklets full of articles, archival documents and more, plus new bonuses on the discs never before released in France, including Cineteca di Bologna’s 4K restoration of The Kid with a 2016 recording of the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna playing Timothy Brock’s restoration of Chaplin’s score, and the 1925 silent version of The Gold Rush accompanied by the Orchestra Città Aperta playing Brock’s restoration and adaptation of Chaplin’s score.

Available on Potemkine’s website :

The Kid
Blu-ray
DVD

The Gold Rush
Blu-ray
DVD


The Great Dictator Art Print Release


PopCultArt’s second officially licensed Charlie Chaplin piece comes from the very talented oil painter Bruce Emmett for the 1940 classic “The Great Dictator” and is available starting this Friday, April 6th, at 7PM BST at www.popcultart.com

“The Great Dictator” (1940) by Bruce Emmett (Original)

  • Official print for Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” (1940) by Bruce Emmett (Original)
  • Technique: Giclée prints on 300gsm smooth cotton paper.
  • Edition size: 45 prints
  • Print size: 16 x 24 inches
  • Manufacturer: White Duck Editions
  • Price: £50
  • Hand numbered.

“The Great Dictator” (1940) by Bruce Emmett (Variant)

  • Official print for Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” (1940) by Bruce Emmett (Variant)
  • Technique: Giclée prints on 300gsm smooth cotton paper.
  • Edition size: 20 prints
  • Print size: 16 x 24 inches
  • Manufacturer: White Duck Editions
  • Price: £60
  • Hand numbered.

Chaplin Bundle

  • Bundle limited to 10 sets only.
  • Official Chaplin prints bundle for “The Great Dictator” (1940) by Bruce Emmett (Original) and Charlie Chaplin’s “The Circus” (1928) by Jeremy Pailler.
  • Printing method: Giclée prints on 300gsm smooth cotton paper.
  • Edition size: The Circus - 65 prints, The Great Dictator (Original) - 45 prints
  • Print size: 16 x 24 inches each
  • Manufacturer: White Duck Editions
  • Price: £90
  • Hand numbered.
Charlie Chaplin™ © Bubbles Incorporated SA 2018 The Circus Copyright © Roy Export S.A.S.

New Art Prints by PopCultArt


We are delighted to announce that our new licensee PopCultArt are creating a series of prints inspired by their most beloved Chaplin films.

The first piece in the series comes from the very talented watercolor artist Jérémy Pailler for the 1928 classic “The Circus” and goes on sale today, 16 February 2018 at 8pm GMT (2pm CT, Noon PT) at www.popcultart.com

  • Printing method: Giclée prints on 300gsm smooth cotton paper.
  • Edition size: 65 prints
  • Print size: 16 x 24 inches
  • All prints are hand numbered.

Jérémy hand painted the entire illustration with watercolor. Here are some shots of the original painting (not for sale) showing his superb skill and meticulous attention to detail.