http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/Movies/07/01/chaplin.revival.ap/index.html Finally, "Chaplin has gotten a computer-enhanced makeover, with his feature-length films and some of his shorts digitally restored to remove flecks, specks and scratches and rebalance the black-and-white tones. Four Chaplin flicks arrive on DVD Tuesday -- "The Gold Rush," "Modern Times," "The Great Dictator" and "Limelight." Coming early next year are "City Lights," "The Kid," "Monsieur Verdoux," "The Circus," "A Woman of Paris" and "A King in New York," plus such Chaplin shorts as "Shoulder Arms," "A Dog's Life" and "Pay Day." Some restored Chaplin movies are playing theaters in Europe. A spotlessly rejuvenated version of "Modern Times" closed this year's Cannes Film Festival, where a seat was left empty and illuminated by a spotlight in honor of Chaplin, who died in 1977. What would Chaplin think of the digital gizmos that revitalized his films? "He hated machines, he was suspicious of machines. All you have to do is look at 'Modern Times' to see that. But I think the result on these restorations is so spectacular, he would have loved it," said his daughter, actress Geraldine Chaplin. "You can't really say you've seen Chaplin unless you've seen these restored versions. These are the way they're supposed to be seen." I already have City Lights on DVD as well as some shorts, but I was waiting for the films to be truly restored before I purchased any more, for silent film fans this is great news.