I'm a big Three Stooges fan and have been buying the Columbia compilaitons religiously, even though some of the transfers have been -- ahem -- less than stellar (a few of the transfers on the "Cops and Robbers" comp are so grainy compared to their VHS counterparts that you think you haven't cleaned your screen in some time). I go to buy the latest compilation, "G.I. Stooge" this week and am flabbergasted to see that Columbia, with little fanfare, has raised the price from a still-not-cheap $24.95 to $29.95. There are still only six shorts per compilation totalling a very-slim 104 minutes. There have been NO price drops on the other compilations. I'll pay $20 a pop for these at my local store (Laser Blazer), but $25?! It's highway robbery. I know Ron defended Sony in his studio overview, but this studio ranks up there next to Artisan as the most inconsistent in terms of transfers and OAR. But at least when you get screwed by Artisan, it's only for $14.95 MSRP; here, Sony does the job for twice as much. I'm disgusted by this increase.