SPHE Press Release: The Three Stooges Collection: 1940-1942 Volume Three

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    More Eye-Gouging and Nose-Tweaking from Larry, Moe and Curly
    in the Latest Volume of Classic Comedy Shorts

    THE THREE STOOGES COLLECTION: 1940 - 1942 Volume Three

    23 Digitally-Restored Shorts, Arranged Chronologically,
    and Packaged in a Two-Disc DVD

    AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 26


    CULVER CITY, CALIF. (June 16, 2008) – The classic comedy trio returns with lots of “slapschtick” when The Three Stooges Collection: 1940 – 1942 Volume Three twists, punches and pokes its way back onto DVD August 26 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. All 23 short films from those three years, chronologically organized by the original release dates, have been digitally remastered from original negatives and include such all-time fan favorites as You Natzy Spy, In The Sweet Pie and Pie, A-Plumbing We Will Go and An Ache In Every Stake. The Three Stooges Collection: 1940 - 1942 Volume Three, continuing the fan-requested roll-out of the group’s complete short film anthology, will be available for $24.96 SRP.

    The Three Stooges are one of the most influential screen comedy teams of the 20th century and an inspiration to generations of comics that followed. Following their start in vaudeville, the trio’s film career began in the early 1930s, reached its slapstick peak during their tenure at Columbia Pictures (1934-1959). After their initial retirement, they were rediscovered by an enthusiastic new generation through the medium of television and have outstripped all their contemporaries in terms of lasting popularity.



    The Three Stooges Collection 1940-1942: Volume 3 episodes include:

    You Nazty Spy! I’ll Never Heil Again
    Rockin’ Thru the Rockies An Ache in Every Stake
    A Plumbing We Will Go In the Sweet Pie and Pie
    Nutty but Nice Some More of Samoa
    How High is Up? Loco Boy Makes Good
    From Nurse to Worse Cactus Makes Perfect
    No Census, No Feeling What’s The Matador?
    Cookoo Cavaliers Matri-Phony
    Boobs in Arms Three Smart Saps
    So Long, Mr. Chumps Even As I.O.U.
    Dutiful but Dumb Sock-A-Bye Baby
    All The World’s a Stooge



    DVD Features Include:
    · Full Screen Presentations
    · Audio: English (Mono)

    The Three Stooges Collection: 1940 - 1942 Volume Three has a run time of approximately 396 minutes and is not rated. Artwork is available at Welcome to SPHE Connect. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at Sony Pictures.

    DVD Catalog # 26382
    UPC Code: 043396263826
    Order Date: 7/24/08
    SLP: $24.96
     
  2. Eric Peterson

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    Does "I'll Never Heil Again" contain the bit where Curly has a picture of Hitler accidentally stuck to his backside? I absolutely love that bit and haven't seen it in years.
     
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    No... that's HIGHER THAN A KITE (1944), which will be in Volume 4.
     
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    Thanks Brent! If they keep up this release schedule, I'll be able to see it before Christmas.

    WOOO WOOOO WOOO!
     
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    Will this set be sent to stores?
     
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    My guess is yes. I saw vol. 1 and vol. 2 for the first time in Walmart the other day. [​IMG]
     
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    Can someone post the cover art?
     
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    Nice! Still have to watch vol 2. [​IMG]
     
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    Any cover art yet ????
     
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    Vol. 2 is excellent, but I've always had a soft spot in my head for the wartime shorts. Sony is finally treating the Stooges with proper respect---curing a failure that goes all the way back to Harry Cohn. Better late than never.
     
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    Just checked their promo site and no cover art is available yet.
     
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    Very cool that they are releasing volume 3 so quickly. I still need to order Volume 2.
     
  13. Ockeghem

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    Agreed. I've scoured the Net today, and haven't come up with anything yet, not even a glimpse.
     
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    Pre-Ordered! Maybe a green cover this time? Bets?
     
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    so vol 4 ?? yellow or orange?
     
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    Ed, was there a reason you predicted green??? Good call, I was predicting white !!!
     
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    Thanks for posting the cover art. I just set it as my current wallpaper. [​IMG]
     
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    You gotta love that cover photo
     
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    Thought I'd copy the image here, since some ad on the link is noisy and some of us are at work. [​IMG]
     
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