I had seen all these shorts when I bought this DVD, but I was hoping that I would actually be able to hear all the hilarious asides spoken by the Great Man. I was not disappointed. While the sound is hardly hi-fi, everything is quite audible compared to other copies of these same shorts being sold.
I disagree that these shorts represent W.C. at his peak. If you want his best films, buy "It's a Gift" and "The Bank Dick", and any of his films of the 30's you can find. But for the fan, this DVD is a delight.