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SPHE Press Release: The Three Stooges Collection Volume Four: 1943-1945

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Nutty Numbskulls Larry, Moe and Curly Are Back
    in the Latest Volume of Classic Comedy Antics

    THE THREE STOOGES COLLECTION Volume Four: 1943 - 1945

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

    AVAILABLE ON OCTOBER 7


    CULVER CITY, CALIF. (July 28, 2008) – The Three Stooges will be caught in their brand new set of crazy shorts on October 7. The classic comedy trio returns with more eye-gouging, nose-tweaking fun in The Three Stooges Collection Volume Four: 1943 – 1945 debuting on DVD October 7 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. All 21 short films from those two years, chronologically organized, have been digitally remastered from original negatives and include such fan favorites as Dizzy Detectives, Busy Buddies and Three Pests in a Mess. The Three Stooges Collection Volume Four: 1943 – 1945, 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 (1934-1957) and lasted well into the 1950s. After their initial retirement, they were rediscovered by an enthusiastic new generation through the medium of television and have surpassed all their contemporaries in terms of lasting popularity.


    The Three Stooges Collection Volume Four: 1943 – 1945 episodes include:

    They Stooge to Conga Busy Buddies
    Dizzy Detectives The Yoke’s on Me
    Spook Louder Idle Roomers
    Back From the Front Gents Without Cents
    Three Little Twirps No Dough Boys
    Higher Than a Kite Three Pests in a Mess
    I Can Hardly Wait Booby Dupes
    Dizzy Pilots Idiots Deluxe
    Phoney Express If a Body Meets a Body
    A Gem of a Jam Micro-Phonies
    Crash Goes the Hash



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

    The Three Stooges Collection Volume Four: 1943 – 1945 has a run time of approximately 360 minutes and is not rated.
    DVD Catalog # 27104
    UPC Code: 0-43396-27104-3
    Order Date: 9/04/08
    SLP: $24.96
     
  2. Eric Peterson

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    Some great shorts in this batch. At this rate, we may have the complete Curly on our shelves by Christmas.

    What a turn around!!
     
  3. Ed Moroughan

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    Hooray! I think that sums it up for me! [​IMG]
     
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    One for each Stooge.

    Thank you Sony!!! Great job on the restorations & the release schedule.
     
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    Big thumbs up to Sony for putting these out so fast and with such quality!
     
  6. Mike*HTF

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    Brilliant news!

    This completes the war years quite nicely!
     
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    They're really kicking these into overdrive. Nice.[​IMG]
     
  8. MikeGale

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    Excellent news! Or, as Curly would say, "woo-woo-woo-woo-woo-woo-woo!!!!"
     
  9. dana martin

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    guess on the color yet?
     
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    Entering this section of HTF i knew that it was going to make my day a happy one.

    I saw this thread and knew it wasnt the volume 4 thread i had posted in only a few days ago as it didnt have a tick next to the thread title indicating that i had posted on it, so it only could've been a new volume 4 thread with a press release and it was. [​IMG]
     
  11. Joe Karlosi

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    Fantastic, Sony!!! Now, please don't start dragging your feet or abandoing ship all together when we get to 1947 and beyond with Shemp and Joe!!
     
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    In fact, keeping a fast release schedule will only strengthen interest & sales of those sets. Interest in these is at an all-time high and they should take advantage of it.
     
  13. Joe Lugoff

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    Vol. 5 will be the transition to Shemp. Vol. 6 will be the first "All Shemp". That's when things will get tense. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    And I hope they remember the initial plans to release Shemp's solo shorts and other rare Columbia stuff.
     
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    I take back all the bad things I said buying those earlier discs...
     
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    Any cover art yet for volume 4 ?????
     
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    funny i was thinking yellow
     
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    something from childhood, box of Crayons, red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, and so on
     
  20. Bill Parisho

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    Telegram from Sony to the staff: Keep up the good work. Stop. The sales department is seeing good response. Stop. Continue on thru the Shemp shorts. Stop. Prepare restoration of the Besser Shorts. Stop. Boss is considering putting the Besser shorts in one collection. Stop. Will probably start working on many bonus features for a seperate DVD release. Stop. Regards, Management.
     

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