The complilation on this DVD was released under the same title on VHS in 1989.
The title 'Charlie Chaplin the Earily years' is not misleading, as apart from a five minute introduction about Chaplins childhood, the films featured on the DVD are taken exclusively from either Chaplins Keystone or Essanay period.
There are large selections of Kid Auto Races at Venice, Tillie's Punctured Romance, Laughing Gas, The Bank and A Night in an English Music Hall, as well as few others. Picture quality on the films is outstanding in places but appears to be fuzzy in others. While commentary on the films is kept to a minimum and appears to be inaccurate (i.e Kid Auto Races being Chaplins 13th film - it was infact his 2nd).
If you already have the films mentioned, then please do not buy this compilation, as you will find very little new material here. Money could be better spent on one of the other outstanding compilations which are currently available such as:
Unknown Chaplin (On VHS)
The Richard Scickel Documentary from the Chaplin Box Set
Charlie Chaplin - His Life and Work (not as good as the other two but good at the price).
Overall then this documentary is only recommended to die hard Chaplin fans who must own every Chaplin DVD available. However for people on a limited budget please look else where, there are a number of other brilliant Chaplin DVD's available.