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


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#1 of 86 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 28 2008 - 02:37 AM

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

 

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#2 of 86 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted July 28 2008 - 02:44 AM

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 of 86 OFFLINE   Ed Moroughan

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Posted July 28 2008 - 02:53 AM

Hooray! I think that sums it up for me! Posted Image

#4 of 86 OFFLINE   David Deeb

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Posted July 28 2008 - 04:10 AM

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One for each Stooge.

Thank you Sony!!! Great job on the restorations & the release schedule.

#5 of 86 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted July 28 2008 - 05:32 AM

Big thumbs up to Sony for putting these out so fast and with such quality!

#6 of 86 OFFLINE   Mike*HTF

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Posted July 28 2008 - 09:57 AM

Brilliant news!

This completes the war years quite nicely!

#7 of 86 OFFLINE   Son of Nothing

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Posted July 28 2008 - 11:58 AM

They're really kicking these into overdrive. Nice.Posted Image

#8 of 86 OFFLINE   MikeGale

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Posted July 28 2008 - 12:44 PM

Excellent news! Or, as Curly would say, "woo-woo-woo-woo-woo-woo-woo!!!!"

#9 of 86 OFFLINE   dana martin

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Posted July 28 2008 - 01:00 PM

guess on the color yet?
Playing at the Drive In

Quote:Welles, Kubrick, Hitchcock, Spielberg, Jackson, Wood ?? a true Auteur should be one who follows his artistic vision

#10 of 86 OFFLINE   jhro

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Posted July 28 2008 - 01:30 PM

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. Posted Image

#11 of 86 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted July 29 2008 - 01:25 AM

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!!

#12 of 86 OFFLINE   David Deeb

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Posted July 31 2008 - 10:10 AM

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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!!

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 of 86 OFFLINE   Joe Lugoff

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Posted July 31 2008 - 01:23 PM

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.

#14 of 86 OFFLINE   Steve Meskell

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Posted July 31 2008 - 06:28 PM

I take back all the bad things I said buying those earlier discs...

#15 of 86 OFFLINE   Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted August 01 2008 - 12:03 AM

Any cover art yet for volume 4 ?????
At last my body is reunited with my soul which was always feminine.

#16 of 86 OFFLINE   Ockeghem

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Posted August 01 2008 - 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by dana martin
guess on the color yet?
Grey.

#17 of 86 OFFLINE   dana martin

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Posted August 01 2008 - 08:14 AM

funny i was thinking yellow
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#18 of 86 OFFLINE   Ockeghem

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Posted August 01 2008 - 09:30 AM

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funny i was thinking yellow
Yellow could work. Posted Image

#19 of 86 OFFLINE   dana martin

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Posted August 01 2008 - 09:38 AM

something from childhood, box of Crayons, red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, and so on
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#20 of 86 OFFLINE   Bill Parisho

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Posted August 02 2008 - 04:38 AM

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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