|aThe great dictator|h[videorecording] /|cwritten and directed by Charlie Chaplin ; United Artists.
|a[S.l.] :|bMK2 Editions ;|aBurbank, CA :|bWarner Home Video ;|aTaipei :|bWei Han,|c
|a2 videodiscs (120 min.) :|bsd., b&w ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aThe Chaplin collection.
|aOriginally released as a motion picture in 1940.
|aSpecial features: documentary by Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft; recently discovered color footage shot on the set of the film; scenes from Sunnyside, Monsieur Verdoux and other films in the series.
|aPhotography, Karl Struss, Roland Totheroh ; editor, William Nico ; music, Meredith Wilson.
|aCharlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Billy Gilbert, Maurice Moscovich.
|aChaplin 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.
|aDVD, region 1; Dolby Digital mono.
|aEnglish or French soundtrack, English intertitles, and optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean; closed-captioned.