The set streets tomorrow (I plan to pick up The Gold Rush), and the reviews begin with a DVDFile post on the entire set: http://www.dvdfile.com/software/revi...ollection.html It isn't as useful as I'd like, because the writer seems unaware of Image's excellent (and now out of print) editions of all these titles (none of which fit his description of "bargain bin cheapies ... with poor transfers" by a long shot). I can tell ya' that Image's edition of The Gold Rush didn't include the silent version, and the sound version didn't seem quite up to par with the CAV laserdisc I own of the title (though I've never directly A/B'd them), so I'm repurchasing that title, but if picture and sound elements are equivalent ... upgrades for those of us who own the Image's might be a tough sell. The HTF review of Modern Times suggests a gain is to be seen in image quality, though ... so perhaps it'll prove worthwhile to upgrade all of them? DVDFile's mention of "grime" suggests the films haven't been restored with the level of digital precision seen in Lowry's technology, but that's strictly presumption (and perhaps we shouldn't read too much into that review, given the author's unfamiliarity with the Image editions, which of course must be compared to these new discs to determine how much WB and M2K have really done to improve on what the Chaplin estate provided), as I haven't seen any of the new discs yet (but I own all of the Image discs, of which only a handful of the features -- The Circus, A Woman of Paris, Modern Times, The Gold Rush, and possibly Limelight and A King in New York -- looked as though image clarity and/or contrast might be notably improved with additional restoration ... but I should say that none of them "sparkle" in the manner of the nitrate print of The Iron Mask used for Brownlow's restoration of that film -- my CAV of The Gold Rush nearly does, however -- so perhaps these pictures could be restored to better capture some of that nitrate glow? It's all speculation, but the better the quality of the transfer, the happier this Chaplin fan; David Shepard's Image transfers are, as a whole, excellent, so Warner's has something to prove in reissuing all of them without any sort of rebate promotion for owners of the earlier discs, particularly given that many stores, such as Borders, continue to carry some of the long OOP Images). I hope these new discs prove stellar, and I look forward to reading further thoughts and reviews. I also continue to hope Shepard or others find a way to further restore and revisit the Chaplin Mutuals (Mr. Shepard has said the film elements have deteriorated still further since he created the video masters for the current editions, but surely something might still be accomplished digitally, with the proper financing, to restore these to film and then improve them on home video?), which don't look as good as I'd like alongside even the (Shepard restored) Essanays. I'll try to offer a few reactions to The Gold Rush* when I have a chance to view it. If HTF plans full, official reviews of each of the new WB discs, please ignore or close this thread. And just to be clear: I congratulate Warners on issuing these titles with such exhaustive supplementation and (new?) transfers, and they are most welcome in these new editions, but I hope specific detail about how they've been improved, if they have, is forthcoming. *While not exactly billed as such, the inclusion of the silent version marks Warner's first silent film on DVD. Now that is a cause for celebration! My thanks and appreciation to Warners for entering the silent arena. I'm very eager to see their Chaney discs, rumored for later this year.