Agree with you. The only thing I didn't like about these releases were the lack of English Subtitles. There were CC but those are worthless to me b/c of the HDMI issue you mentioned. Hopefully if/when Sony does the Stooges collection in BD they'll rectify this and subtitle all the discs. Still hoping that the bonus disc gets a separate release but kudos to Columbia on keeping the price on the complete set so affordable - $45 is a steal.