Charlie Chaplin steps into the Limelight on DVD, Blu-ray and iTunes

Limelight

Charlie Chaplin in Limelight

We’re pleased to announce that today sees the release of an HD restored version of Charlie Chaplin’s 1952 film, Limelight, on DVD, Blu-ray (for the first time anywhere in the world) and iTunes.

Limelight DVD

Limelight is now on DVD, Blu-ray and iTunes

Set in the London of 1914, Limelight tells the story of a fading music hall comedian’s efforts to help a despondent ballet dancer (Claire Bloom) learn both to walk and feel confident about life again.

Silent movie fans should keep an eye out for an appearance by the great Buster Keaton in a small role.

Available as both a single DVD edition and a dual format Blu-ray/DVD set, Limelight comes with the following extras:

  • Introduction by David Robinson
  • Chaplin Today: Limelight documentary
  • Footlights – excerpts from the original novel, read by Chaplin

Alternatively, if you want to watch Charlie on the go, head over to iTunes to either buy or rent the film – you can also watch a short clip.

For more on Limelight we recommend Lisa Stein’s 2006 article, Limelight and the Hollywood Ballet Fad, while Chaplin fans might enjoy taking a tour of www.thelittlefellow.org, a fan site which features a number of photos and unusual facts.

Full details of our Charlie Chaplin DVD and Blu-ray collection are available on the main Park Circus website. You can also view our Chaplin collection on iTunes.

Related links

Exclusive film introduction by Harold Lloyd’s granddaughter

Celebrate silent film in style at the Bo’ness Hippodrome

Limelight and the Hollywood Ballet Fad
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