VCI to release "BECOMING CHARLEY CHASE"
VCI signs distribution deal with All Day Entertainment
VCI Entertainment's president, Robert A. Blair, announced today they had reached a deal with indie DVD producer All Day Entertainment to distribute their latest project - "BECOMING CHARLEY CHASE". Name a comedian in the first part of the 20th century--Charley Chase worked with them, either on or off screen. He was a brilliant comedy writer, film director, and a major movie star. Almost single-handedly, he transformed the world of screen comedy from chaotic slapstick violence into a newly sophisticated comedy of manners, and laid the groundwork for the modern sitcom. He was the world's biggest skinny man--and this is where his legend begins. This deluxe 4 disc collection provides a comprehensive look at Charley Chase's early years, from his days as a budding talent at Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios to becoming one of
Included in the deluxe 4 disc collection:
Over 40 rare comedy shorts from 1915-1925
Featuring new music by the Snark Ensemble, Ben Model, the Redwine Jazz Band, and the West End Jazz Band! Additional content:
- Audio commentaries by noted film historians
- THE PARROTT CHASE 45 minute restrospective on the life and career of Charley Chase
- THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE Behind the scenes with the Snark Ensemble on the making of the music for this set
- Archival interview with Charley Chase's daughter June
- Collectible CineNotes booklet
460 mins · 4 disc set · 1915-1925 · B&W · silent
All Day Entertainment is an independent DVD label begun in 1997 with the express mission of rescuing movies that fell through the cracks. Curated by film historian David Kalat, the All Day collection seeks out motion pictures whose artistic value, historic importance, and all-around entertainment merits a second chance in the commercial marketplace. For more information about All Day Entertainment visit, www.alldayentertainment.com.
Woo hoo! The Chase is on!