I think Chaplin was by far the best comedian of the silent era (or any era, come to think of it.) While Buster Keaton may have had excellent gags, Fatty Arbuckle a great performer, and Harold Lloyd some incredible stunts, Chaplin combined all these aspects with pathos and great craftmanship.
Some of his best movies are presented here, including "Shoulder Arms," "The Kid," "Gold Rush," and "The Cure." The transfers are stolen from the David Shepard discs, but that's okay because they looked great anyway. The new music, while not "lavish" as the box indicates, is fine. The included Chaplin bio is good for fans-in-training.
My only quibble is that the 1942 re-issue of "The Gold Rush" is shown without Chaplin's narration. Thus, people seeing is for the first time will be confused by the plot.