Burbank, Calif. : Mk2 Editions ; distributed by Warner Home Video, 2003.
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Chaplin collection (Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.))
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 and mono.
Includes English and French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai or Korean.
Charles Chaplin, Martha Raye, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis, Isobel Elsom.
Writer/director, Charles Chaplin ; director of photography, Roland Totheroh ; editor, Willard Nico ; music, Charles Chaplin.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1947.
Based on an idea by Orson Welles.
In this dark comedy first released during WWII, Henri Vedoux, played by Charlie Chaplin, supports his family by first marrying, and then killing wealthy widows. On another level the film is an indictment of war in which mass murder is legalized, celebrated and paraded. "Killing is the enterprise by which your system prospers," Verdoux says. "As a mass killer, I am an amateur by comparison."
Special features: Include introduction by David Robinson ; documentary Chaplin today: Monsieur Verdoux ; plan drawings and sketches of set, photo gallery, film posters and trailers.
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