Three Stooges Collection Vol. 8, June 1 (?)

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  1. Brent S

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    VideoETA today listed a new Three Stooges Collection from Sony for June 1, 2010. VideoETA's post does not specify, but I would assume that this is Volume 8.

    This is preliminary information, awaiting some type of confirmation/press release from Sony.

    I am guessing that the running time listed on VideoETA's page is a mispost/typo; 2 discs may also be suspect, until we know how many years & which films will be covered in this volume.
     
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    i can only hope, that the date is correct, then possibly they can start on all the Columbia films for the next run, with the solo shorts as extras
     
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    ClassicFlix site has an un-offical announcement and the 2-disc set will contain the remaining 32 Stooges shorts from 1955 to 1959. They also give the date as June 1.

    1955

    • Fling in the Ring
    • Of Cash and Hash
    • Gypped in the Penthouse
    • Bedlam in Paradise
    • Stone Age Romeos
    • Wham-Bam-Slam!
    • Hot Ice
    • Blunder Boys
    1956

    • Husbands Beware
    • Creeps
    • Flagpole Jitters
    • For Crimin' Out Loud
    • Rumpus in the Harem
    • Hot Stuff
    • Scheming Schemers
    • Commotion on the Ocean
    1957

    • Hoofs and Goofs
    • Muscle Up a Little Closer
    • A Merry Mix Up
    • Space Ship Sappy
    • Guns a Poppin!
    • Horsing Around
    • Rusty Romeos
    • Outer Space Jitters
    1958

    • Quiz Whizz
    • Fifi Blows Her Top
    • Pies and Guys
    • Sweet and Hot
    • Flying Saucer Daffy
    • Oil's Well That Ends Well
    1959

    • Triple Crossed
    • Sappy Bull Fighters
     
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    Isn't this the first time most of these have been released on home video in any format?
     
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    Yes.
    Columbia licensed a few to GoodTimes back in 1990, for 5 VHS 3-short volumes.

    But as far as Columbia goes, only RUMPUS IN THE HAREM (1956) has been released before, on the 1995 Laser Disc box set "The Three Stooges Comedy Classics."
     
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    Sony hasn't announced any of its June releases yet, but the information about Vol. 8 may well be accurate. Ron is on the distribution list for press releases so he will post it as soon as it is announced.
     
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    I hope this is true. Last time I believed any "rumours", that's all they were. But I'm hoping this is more fact than rumour. My only concern is that 2-disc bit. Hopefully, it really is a 3-disc set keeping with the same 2 slim cases. I'd hate to see them cram all 32 shorts on 2 discs. Is that even possible? Also can't wait to see who they pick for the cover, Shemp or Joe?
     
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    I agree with you on the number of discs. The past volume had 24 shorts on it, including Spooks and Pardon My Backfire Twice. This release has 32, can someone verify that the two discs can hold this number of shorts at an average of 16min each or a total of 512min total? I understand that Dual Layer DVD can hold 266 minutes of information so two Dual Layer DVD's should hold 532min of information, but that is cutting it close.

    On the other hand, I can not wait to watch these shorts. I would vote for both Shemp and Joe on the cover.
     
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    "I would vote for both Shemp and Joe on the cover."

    As do I, similar to how Curly and Shemp were eventually on a cover when we transitioned to the Shemp shorts.
     
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    Shemp has been on 2 full covers plus the little circle on Volume 5. I'm hoping Joe gets a full cover photo with Shemp in the circle. It seems fair to give him a little recognition. Can't wait to see what they do. The thing I'm excited about is "A Merry Mix-Up" and my all-time fave "Oils Wells That Ends Well".
     
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    Very happy to know this will indeed be three discs. It'll be great to see this series cross the finish line!
     
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    Originally Posted by Traveling Matt
     
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    Thanks Sony!!!
    This has been an excellent, excellent series. Just placed my pre-order.
     
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    Amazing to think that 3 years ago Sony put out "Hapless Half-Wits" that only had 4 shorts (2 that had been previously released) that were colorized. And they priced this single DVD monstrosity for $25. Now they're wrapping it up The Stooges without forcing us to buy the end of Shemp and the Joe Besser years as two volumes.
     
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    Now I'm confused - the running time doesn't seem right 179 minutes? That's 11 shorts?
     
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    ^ I wouldn't worry over the running time listed at Amazon. There isn't even an official press release yet.
     
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    It is listed on the Sony site as well at 179 minutes-3 Discs.

    "Sony now lists it on its website. It will be a 3-disc set."

    It really does not make sense putting 179 minutes on 3 discs and the number of shorts is way over 179 minutes so Sony got it wrong this time. (I hope).
     
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    The 32 shorts have a running time of 500+ minutes. 176 minutes references 1 of the 3 discs.
     

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