In 1914, the great Charlie Chaplin signed a one-year contract with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company for what was then an unprecedented salary. Shooting in its California and Chicago studios, he went on to make 16 films that established him as the world's favourite screen comedian.

Unlike other screen stars at the time, Chaplin retained complete creative control over his films, from writing to casting and directing. Despite the strain that put on his relationship with Essanay, this fruitful period of his career saw him evolve his style, resulting in seminal works such as (The Tramp, The Bank and The Champion.

The result of a 12 year project, led by Lobster Films and the Cineteca di Bologna, this comprehensive two-disc Blu-ray collection features 16 films, fully restored, presented alongside exclusive special features never before released in the UK.

Films:

  • His New Job
  • A Night Out
  • The Champion
  • In the Park
  • A Jitney Elopement
  • The Tramp
  • By the Sea
  • His Regeneration
  • Work
  • A Woman
  • The Bank
  • Shanghaied
  • A Night in the Show
  • A Burlesque on Carmen
  • Police!
  • Triple Trouble

Special Features:

  • All films fully restored and presented in High Definition
  • Charlie Chaplin: The Long Year at Essanaay (2016, 23 mins): newly recorded video essay presented by writer and broadcaster Glenn Mitchell
  • Charlie's Triple Trouble (c1944,15 mins): the re-released British version of Chaplin's 1918 films triple Trouble
  • A Burlesque on Carmen (1951, 36 mins): containing additional footage filmed after Chaplin's departure from Essanay. This version features commentary by comedian Peter Selleers, which was used for the films British re-release
  • Charlie Butts In (c1920, 10 mins): short compilation of out-takes and alternative shots from Chaplin's 1915 film A Night Out
  • Fully illustrated booklet with essays by Frank Scheide, new writing by Glenn Mitchell and Vic Pratt, and full film credits
studio:
  • BFI
Run Time:
  • 402 mins approx.
Director:
  • Charlie Chaplin
Certificate:
  • U
Actor:
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Ben Turpin
  • Edna Purviance
Subtitle Languages:
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 2
Region:
  • 2
Brand:
  • BFI

Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films

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In 1914, the great Charlie Chaplin signed a one-year contract with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company for what was then an unprecedented salary. Shooting in its California and Chicago studios, he went on to make 16 films that established him as the world's favourite screen comedian.

Unlike other screen stars at the time, Chaplin retained complete creative control over his films, from writing to casting and directing. Despite the strain that put on his relationship with Essanay, this fruitful period of his career saw him evolve his style, resulting in seminal works such as (The Tramp, The Bank and The Champion.

The result of a 12 year project, led by Lobster Films and the Cineteca di Bologna, this comprehensive two-disc Blu-ray collection features 16 films, fully restored, presented alongside exclusive special features never before released in the UK.

Films:

  • His New Job
  • A Night Out
  • The Champion
  • In the Park
  • A Jitney Elopement
  • The Tramp
  • By the Sea
  • His Regeneration
  • Work
  • A Woman
  • The Bank
  • Shanghaied
  • A Night in the Show
  • A Burlesque on Carmen
  • Police!
  • Triple Trouble

Special Features:

  • All films fully restored and presented in High Definition
  • Charlie Chaplin: The Long Year at Essanaay (2016, 23 mins): newly recorded video essay presented by writer and broadcaster Glenn Mitchell
  • Charlie's Triple Trouble (c1944,15 mins): the re-released British version of Chaplin's 1918 films triple Trouble
  • A Burlesque on Carmen (1951, 36 mins): containing additional footage filmed after Chaplin's departure from Essanay. This version features commentary by comedian Peter Selleers, which was used for the films British re-release
  • Charlie Butts In (c1920, 10 mins): short compilation of out-takes and alternative shots from Chaplin's 1915 film A Night Out
  • Fully illustrated booklet with essays by Frank Scheide, new writing by Glenn Mitchell and Vic Pratt, and full film credits
studio:
  • BFI
Run Time:
  • 402 mins approx.
Director:
  • Charlie Chaplin
Certificate:
  • U
Actor:
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Ben Turpin
  • Edna Purviance
Subtitle Languages:
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 2
Region:
  • 2
Brand:
  • BFI
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