An anomaly in its era, Chaplin's film is now a treasure of Depression America's zeitgeist and the curtain call of the movies' first comedic icon.
For the [MK2/Warner] restoration, experts at Cineteca Bologna assembled the best footage from a variety of sources into a new print. MK2's technicians painstakingly touched up all 126,000 frames individually...
| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 5/5
Modern Times has been beautifully restored and outfitted with a wealth of extras.
| Original Score: 4/4
...many of the movie's satiric jabs at big business, industrialization, the working class, and the impersonalization of contemporary society are still relevant today.
| Original Score: 8/10
For Chaplin fans, this gift set is a treasure. For those who have never seen Chaplin, the discs serve as an entertaining introduction to a comedy colossus.