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updated 03/29/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/29/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

The Chaplin Collection: Volume 2 (Warner, $99.92)

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No need to take a college course on silent comedy king Charlie Chaplin when you can instead hunker down with this swell 12-disc set containing six of his movies and jampacked with delectable bonuses. Chaplin's charm, inventiveness and slapstick wizardry are on display in 192l's The Kid (left, with Jackie Coogan), 193l's City Lights and 1947's Monsieur Verdoux (a talkie), plus three more films and seven shorts. Extras: A fascinating, full-length documentary on Chaplin (including home movies), plus deleted scenes.

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