Silent Era Information*Progressive Silent Film List*Lost Films*People*Theaters
Taylorology*Articles*Home Video*Books*Store*Search
 
 
Silent Era Home Page  >  Home Video  >  Tango Tangles
 
Silent Era Films on Home Video
Reviews of silent film releases on home video.
Copyright © 1999-2017 by Carl Bennett
and the Silent Era Company.
All Rights Reserved.

Tango Tangles
(1914)

 

This Keystone comedy stars Charles Chaplin, Ford Sterling and Roscoe Arbuckle.

coverMadacy Entertainment
1999 DVD edition

Chaplin: Collector’s Choice Double Feature (1914-1918), black & white, 91 minutes total, not rated,
including Tango Tangles (1914) [rereleased as Charlie’s Recreation], black & white, 13 minutes, not rated.

Madacy Entertainment Group, DVD9 9103, UPC 0-56775-03619-5.
One double-sided, single-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, 3 Mbps average video bit rate, 448 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 2 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $11.98.
Release date: 2 March 1999.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 3 / audio: 4 / additional content: 1 / overall: 3.

This edition has been mastered from a good 8mm reduction print of the 1918 rerelease version of the film, which has been reedited, retitled and rereleased as Charlie’s Recreation.

The print does have issues with close cropping, blasted-out highlights, fluctuating exposure levels, splices and the usual speckling and dust. As contrasty as the print is, most shadow detail is still visible in many of the shots.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 1 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
Canada: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 1 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.ca. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
coverMadacy Entertainment
1999 DVD edition

Chaplin (1914-1918), black & white, ? minutes total, not rated,
including Tango Tangles (1914) [rereleased as Charlie’s Recreation], black & white, 13 minutes, not rated.

Madacy Entertainment Group, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Two single-sided, single-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 2 chapter stops; two-disc standard DVD keepcase, unknown suggested retail price.
Release date: 1999.
Country of origin: USA
A repackaging of the same Madacy DVD program reviewed above was also issued under a different title and on two discs, with a slipcase wraparound, as Chaplin: Hollywood Classics.

No doubt, just as rough.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 1 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
Canada: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 1 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.ca. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
coverMadacy Entertainment
1998 DVD edition

Chaplin: The Collection (1914-1918), black & white, ? minutes total, not rated,
including Tango Tangles (1914) [rereleased as Charlie’s Recreation], black & white, 13 minutes, not rated.

Madacy Entertainment Group, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Five single-sided, single-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 2 chapter stops; five standard DVD keepcases in cardboard slipcase, unknown suggested retail price.
Release date: 1998.
Country of origin: USA
Yet another Madacy repackaging, this a box set, of the content reviewed above.

Have they no shame in their repackaging attempts to deceive the consumer?

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 1 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
Canada: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 1 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.ca. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
Other silent era CHARLES CHAPLIN films available on home video.

Other KEYSTONE comedy films available on home video.

Other SHORT COMEDY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
Charles Chaplin filmography in The Progressive Silent Film List
 
 
Silent Era Home Page  >  Home Video  >  Tango Tangles
 

SUPPORT SILENT ERA
USING THESE LINKS
WHEN SHOPPING AT
AMAZON

AmazonUS
AmazonCA
AmazonUK

Sherlock Holmes (1916) BD/DVD Combo

Silent Era Ads
Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology (1902-1943). Films by Blaché, Weber, Dulac and more!
 
PREORDER
from Amazon

Chaplin at Keystone

Chaplin’s Essanay Comedies

Chaplin Mutuals on Blu-ray/DVD

The Kid on Blu-ray

Gold Rush on Blu-ray Disc

Gold Rush on DVD

Unknown Chaplin on DVD

The Sheik BD

Son of the Sheik BD

Early Women Filmmakers BD/DVD Combo

Behind the Door BD/DVD Combo

Steamboat Bill Jr/College on Blu-ray

General/Three Ages on Blu-ray

Wagon Tracks on Blu-ray

Children of Divorce BD/DVD Combo

*