Chances for The Three Stooges on Blu-Ray?

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  1. rdf8585

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    Just wondering... what are the odds we eventually get the 190 Columbia Three Stooges shorts on Blu-Ray?

    As far as I know, the shorts were remastered in HD for the 2007-2010 DVD collections. From a marketing standpoint, 2014 is the 80th anniversary of the Stooges joining Columbia. It would seem to be as good of a time as any.
     
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    i would most certainly purchase the 3D Stooges shorts.
     
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    all sony needs to do is announce it, and I will be all over it, not just the shorts, want the films as well :P
     
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    I'd take the films as well.

    How many Blu-Ray discs would you need for 190 16-20 minute shorts and a handful of 80-90 minute features?
     
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    The DVDs look excellent; I can only imagine that a BD release would look spectacular. I would buy them also. This time, please include English subtitles though.

    As far as a disc count goes, this is only a guess on my part but I would say it would be consistent with the DVDs. One wouldn't want too many shorts placed on a disc to negate the value of the higher resolution.
     
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    My guess is that however many Blu-rays they'd need, a Blu-ray release just would mirror the DVDs (or 8 two disc sets). Plus, a two disc set enables them to charge more than they would for a one disc release.
     
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    I have a soft spot for The Stooges -- many people today just don't get them at all -- as I grew up watching their shorts introduced by "Officer" Joe Bolton on NY's WPIX. The DVD sets that Sony released look spectacular... so much so that I will feel no need to upgrade them to Blu-ray, should they become available in that format. The cost would be quite high for what to me would be a minimal increase in detail. If I had unlimited funds, that would be one thing, but with so many other catalog releases staring my bank account in the face these days, I could not justify it.
     
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    +1
     
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    If they include subtitles and new extra features, as the old sets had none of either (aside from the solo shorts) and threw in the movies it would be a no-brainer. The bonus disc had subtitles, but Sony keeps using this god-awful text display with huge black borders on their latest DVDs of the past few years. Thankfully, their blu-rays don't have this problem.

    I suppose the chances are being heavily weighed in how the Ultimate Collection DVD set sold. If that sold very well, a blu-ray may be right around the corner. If not, we might be in for a long wait.
     
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    It would depend on how Sony remastered the Stooge shorts for the DVD's.

    If they did proper HD remasters, then the work is basically all done. The only expense would be the actual programming and manufacturing of the Blu-Ray's.
     
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    Wow, I didn't realize that the shorts collections had no subtitles. Glad I skipped them. Which leaves a blu ripe for my pickin'!
     
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    Subtitles would be great, but can you imagine trying to capture all of Curley's noises in letters.
     

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