Charles Chaplin was the greatst cinematic genius of the 20th century. His brilliance was celebrated and recognized for decades, but then America brutally turned against him. How it grieved him that his adopted homeland, the country that had given him fame, riches and untold fortune, denounced him as a Communist and basically didn't allow him back into the country. What a singular disgrace. His story is told magnificently in the documentary included, "Charlie - The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin." I've watched this portion alone five times and haven't wearied of it yet. It tells Charlie's story in a simple, chronological and elegant manner, including interviews with sons Michael and Sydney, as well as daughter Geraldine. The color home movies from his years in Switzerland alone make this worth the price of admission.
The movies are all stellar and includes my personal favorite Charlie film, the vastly underrated Monsieur Verdoux. What a scathing satire this was, how it showcases his incomparable talent. A bomb when it was released in 1948, it has worn well, though one wonders it was received upon it's release. America was not ready for this biting indictment of its culture.
If you're a long-time Chaplin fan or a Charlie newbie, this set has something for everyone. There was only Chaplin and this set shows the entire spectrum. My highest recommendation.