Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video/MK2 Editions, c2003
Series: Chaplin collection
2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in ISBN/ISSN:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1940
Additional material includes The tramp and the dictator, a documentary by Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft (55 min.), the production filmed in color by Sydney Chaplin (25 min.), a seven-minute sequence shot in 1918 for Sunnyside that inspired the famous barber scene in The Great Dictator (7 min.), scene from Monsieur Verdoux (3 min.), scenes from films in the Chaplin collection (23 min.), poster gallery
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Henry Daniell, Reginald Gardiner, Billy Gilbert
Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator's followers
MPAA rating: G
DVD; dual-layer format; Dolby digital
In English, French, and Spanish; subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, Korean
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