I finally watched 'The Unknown' (1927) last night. IMO, it is the best Chaney/Browning collaboration and one of the most lurid and interesting films from the silent era. This is a film I've wanted to see for years. And I wasn't disappointed. The source material used for the transfer is quite good; a print found at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris was used. This is no 'Haxan' or 'Metropolis' in terms of expensive restoration, but the image is quite good. The black and whites are solid and the grey levels are complex. There is speckling on the print, but it is quite normal for a film that is 75 years old. However, the image is very crisp. One can clearly see Browning's experimental use of silk stockings over the lens in certain scenes. The folks at TCM have re-done the title cards (including fake speckling on them, which is a little annoying), and a brash soundtrack has been added to wonderful effect. This is great film! One of the most interesting horror films from the late 1920s. The new Lon Chaney Collection from TCM is really wonderful: 3 feature films, the reconstructed still version of 'London after Midnight,' a 90 min. documentary on Chaney, commentary tracks, and more! Highly recommended. I will check back in after I've seen some of the other material.