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Robert Crawford

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I plan on buying this set but I do wish that it was complete or at least called Volume One so I could have more hope that the rest of them will follow.
I think most of us have the same thoughts regarding the contents. I’m hoping that the initial press release is incomplete or erroneous in what this upcoming boxset really has in it.
 

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I also hope the initial info is incomplete. It makes little sense to release only half of the shorts. But if it is only half i hope they at least plan on releasing the rest of the shorts in another volume. I will end up buying this but i will wait for more information.
 

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Anyone know the title of the short where Shemp inherits a bunch of money if he gets married in time for a deadline? A few short cuts of this was in Pulp Fiction.
 

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Anyone know the title of the short where Shemp inherits a bunch of money if he gets married in time for a deadline? A few short cuts of this was in Pulp Fiction.
Brideless Groom.

I expect this press release is accurate seeing as how it's a 100th anniversary - so 100 shorts. And I don't expect additional volumes. If so, this set wouldn't be for me. I'm not sure who it'd be for actually. It only makes sense to include all 190 shorts on a megaset like this whose size is clearly aimed at collectors and diehard Stooge fans.
 

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Brideless Groom.

I expect this press release is accurate seeing as how it's a 100th anniversary - so 100 shorts. And I don't expect additional volumes. If so, this set isn't for me. I'm not sure who it'd be for actually.
Thank you. I remember a gag from that short that wasn’t in Pulp- Shemp says to a girl over the phone “I’m about to do you a big favor. Will you marry me?”, then the sound of the girl hanging up on him was loud enough to fluster him. Funny stuff.
 

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Thank you. I remember a gag from that short that wasn’t in Pulp- Shemp says to a girl over the phone “I’m about to do you a big favor. Will you marry me?”, then the sound of the girl hanging up on him was loud enough to fluster him. Funny stuff.
I always crack up when Larry asks the one woman to marry him and then reveals the groom is Shemp - whose fine, angelic features are smushed up against the phone booth glass. Classic.
 

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I expect this press release is accurate seeing as how it's a 100th anniversary - so 100 shorts. And I don't expect additional volumes. If so, this set wouldn't be for me. I'm not sure who it'd be for actually. It only makes sense to include all 190 shorts on a megaset like this whose size is clearly aimed at collectors and diehard Stooge fans.
It’s for me, for one, someone who’s delighted to get 100 shorts in HD. All would be better than some, but some is better than none.
 

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The negativity on this one seems a bit overblown, but I understand some people are only happy when they are complaining. Nowhere on the announcement does it claim this is "The Complete Collection" or an "Ultimate Collector's Edition." I get that it's not cheap, and it would be nice if it said "Volume 1" in order to give collectors hope that the rest of the shorts will eventually follow, but overall sounds like it will be a great release and I'm looking forward to it.
 

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I think most of us have the same thoughts regarding the contents. I’m hoping that the initial press release is incomplete or erroneous in what this upcoming boxset really has in it.
From your thoughts to God's ear, honestly they could have done a three volume thing the 190 shorts volume one, the treasures, solo shorts, and any bonus features bios the bio film if that really needed to be included as volume 2, and volume three the eight films, with special features and commentaries. At that point the ones that just want the films only have to buy the films. The ones that want the shorts only have to buy the shorts. And for those of us who are a little obsessive compulsive. We end up buying all three sets we waited forever for the complete 190 don't think that we won't buy it all over again, well at least I would. This had the opportunity if it's done right to be the release of the year, or at least close to that category.
 

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I don’t think this needed to be that hard. A Blu box set with all 190 shorts, the features and the solo shorts.

The 100 shorts for 100 years line is a very lame and misguided idea. It harkens back to when Sony did dumb themed and colorized Stooge DVDs.

It’s like Sony has forgotten everything that made the later Stooge DVDs so successful…. chronological and complete.

Collectors and completists don’t want to spend a lot of money and end up with half a product, which this essentially is.
 

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Including the Ted Healy shorts would require them to license those shorts from Warner, so not likely. Just as it would be unlikely for them to license the feature films Soup to Nuts and Snow White and the Stooges from Fox (Disney) and Meet the Baron and Dancing Lady from Warner.
If they cannot license out the Healy shorts, then as long as they're able to secure some more of the solo Stooges shorts and include ALL 190 of the team's short subjects, then that will make this set a solid one on the Blu-Ray format.

Forgot about that Snow White film they were in many years ago.
 

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This would have been a perfect time to fix some tiny issues, too.

I did notice on recent airings that the climactic "chase" at the end of The Hot Scots has the audio restored to its original higher and faster pitch, where the dvd had the voices slowed down to sound more natural. I wonder if other corrections have been made to the masters?

The widescreen framing of Goof on the Roof also springs to mind, which was determined to have been filmed and composed for full frame but held back about a year for release when 1.85:1 was becoming the norm.

Were either of those two shorts fixed or unaltered on the Time-Life sets?

There was also that audio sync issue with Husbands Beware!..

I would also have loved a widescreen OR full screen presentation of the later shorts, as they were sent to theaters with instructions to soft matte to 1.85:1. A few of the remakes have the Chop Effect a-la Goof on the Roof due to the old footage being composed for a taller screen.

I seem to recall a discussion about a Joe Besser short with the audio recorded in stereo, perhaps not released as such. Not that I have a problem with the Besser pictures, but a bonus feature like that could certainly elevate a re-visit/upgrade project like this.

And as yet, no one has any info on The Three Stooges Scrapbook as to whether it is, indeed, the missing theatrical short-with-cartoon or just a similarly titled documentary featurette.

Just talking to myself, I guess?
 
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If they cannot license out the Healy shorts, then as long as they're able to secure some more of the solo Stooges shorts and include ALL 190 of the team's short subjects, then that will make this set a solid one on the Blu-Ray format.

Forgot about that Snow White film they were in many years ago.
Nothing to do with Sony/Columbia, but the MGM shorts including Hello, Pop! (which could use a makeover of color correction-- it may have been a bit rushed along with being handled with kid gloves and cool, safety lighting during the scanning process. 'Tis a bit on the blue side) are long overdue for a proper release beyond the MOD burn-on-demand version.
 

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I'm very happy with what we are getting and I would have never thought this would happen. I do think that if this is successful, then Sony will release other Stooge Shorts and more of the other individual shorts. 🤞 Wishful thinking, maybe, but better than being a downer on this release. It's more than we could have hoped for.
 

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This would have been a perfect time to fix some tiny issues, too.

I did notice on recent airings that the climactic "chase" at the end of The Hot Scots has the audio restored to its original higher and faster pitch, where the dvd had the voices slowed down to sound more natural. I wonder if other corrections have been made to the masters?

The widescreen framing of Goof on the Roof also springs to mind, which was determined to have been filmed and composed for full frame but held back about a year for release when 1.85:1 was becoming the norm.

Were either of those two shorts fixed or unaltered on the Time-Life sets?

There was also that audio sync issue with Husbands Beware!..

I would also have loved a widescreen OR full screen presentation of the later shorts, as they were sent to theaters with instructions to soft matte to 1.85:1. A few of the remakes have the Chop Effect a-la Goof on the Roof due to the old footage being composed for a taller screen.

I seem to recall a discussion about a Joe Besser short with the audio recorded in stereo, perhaps not released as such. Not that I have a problem with the Besser pictures, but a bonus feature like that could certainly elevate a re-visit/upgrade project like this.

And as yet, no one has any info on The Three Stooges Scrapbook as to whether it is, indeed, the missing theatrical short-with-cartoon or just a similarly titled documentary featurette.

Just talking to myself, I guess?

I believe Goof on the Roof has the same issue on Tubi and other platforms right now. Alarmingly, some of the widescreen shorts are being presented in full screen on Tubi, despite being released on the DVDs in the right ratio. Let's hope that's not another problem with this set. Some other shorts are misspelled, like Three Little Beers listed as Three Little Bears. I've reached out to no avail.

The Besser short in question is Flying Saucer Daffy. It was once reported on this forum: "The final Stooge short filmed, FLYING SAUCER DAFFY, was actually recorded in stereo; Columbia does have a broadcast video master in stereo."

If true, it would be nice to get that in stereo but that's comparatively minor to me than not getting all 190. I can easily overlook the stereo thing, half of their shorts catalog missing is another story.
 
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I am not buying this set. After purchasing the massive DVD collection which has everything they ever did from 1934 to 1959, and watching it, I am "Stooges Out". As it is, how much clearer do I need to see some one say "nuck, nuck, nuck"? The boys are very repetitive also, and I don't think I really need to see them again.
 

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I am not buying this set. After purchasing the massive DVD collection which has everything they ever did from 1934 to 1959, and watching it, I am "Stooges Out". As it is, how much clearer do I need to see some one say "nuck, nuck, nuck"? The boys are very repetitive also, and I don't think I really need to see them again.
To each his own!
 

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Personally, I don't ever need to see anything with Besser or DeRita again. Give me the classic Curley and Shemps and I'm done and happy. And it will cost a lot less.
 

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It would've been nice to have included the 1960 compilation "Stop! Look! and Laugh!" for old times' sake. It's a fond childhood memory thanks to the hosts of the wraparound story: Paul Winchell, Jerry Mahoney, and Knucklehead Smiff. For all its faults as not having enough Three Stooges and having too much of the Marquis Chimps, I like it just to see the great Paul Winchell, the original voice of Tigger, as well as a creative and very inventive man. Along with this movie, another childhood favorite, the 1964 "The World of Abbott & Costello" narrated by Jack E. Leonard, was a staple on NY television (WPIX) for many years, and to this day, both are as comforting as a hot cup of cocoa on a dreary day.
 

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