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The Three Stooges Ultimate Collection, March 27

Discussion in 'DVD' started by David Deeb, May 31, 2012.

  1. Sa5150

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    highly recommend getting the dvd set , comes with a lot of goodies . better picture quality then decades (decades is broadcast in 480I , the dvds up-converted on a bluray player should look much sharper ) , no commercials and logos or other annoying things popping on the screen . $12.50 at amazon is a steal , it should be back in stock soon . I hope .
     
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    One of the Hallmarks of The Three Stooges 190 Columbia shorts is their reputation for being of near pristine quality.

    Thus, the unexpected appearance of scratches and specks in the opening credits for IDIOTS DELUXE (1945) surprised me a bit. It is easily the worst that I've seen in the Curly, Larry and Moe shorts, so far, and I have been viewing these in order from their Columbia WOMAN HATERS (1934) debut! This is also the first Three Stooges short subject to feature the Comedy Mask adorned opening, and also the first in the '40s to not bear the "Columbia Short Subject Presentation" tagline. The body of this short otherwise lives up to the generally near pristine state of the Stooges Columbia Pictures film library, however!

    The Debut Of The Three Stooges Comedy Mask Adorned Opening Bears Uncharacteristic (For The Stooges Columbia 190!) Film Damage! Note The Deep, And Somewhat Perforated Scratch That Runs Near The Right Edge Of The Image!:
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    It's been awhile , I thought I'd post something on the boys ,Kinda more of a concern . I had to get my first set of glasses getting old sucks lol. I noticed right away that I am seeing grain like I never have in everything old on tv and very much so on the Three Stooges shorts . Is this the case , Is they more than heavy grain on there faces ? I just never seen it like that before . It's better then having DNR but this seems so be excessive . Still no word at all on a bluray set . I wonder if it's the grain which would be intensified in HD that there not doing bluray or just lack of interest .
     
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    If anything, I'd suspect that grain would inherently be less of an issue on a Blu-ray release. As I recall, the Sony DVD of THE OUTLAWS IS COMING (1965) featured heavy, swarming grain, much unlike its more recent Blu-ray release.

    I turn 55 in two months. In the past couple of years, I had to get bifocals, and now have a heck of a time with readjusting fonts just to see lettering clearly, and can only see the biggest lettering at a distance, now. It used to be with every new prescription, I could then read small lettering at a good distance quite well. Not anymore. :(

    Yep, getting old does suck in some respects, and it's very much a your mileage may vary proposition. At least I still have all of my essential parts with varying degrees of function. :D

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    Hi Tony , Oh man ... I'm going to be 50 and this started a few years ago . While glasses are really annoying I am finally seeing stuff like a hockey puck (lol) that I was not able to see the last few years all to good . Grain in movies I never knew was there before . Well if that us the case about the Stooges man would they release them on blu-ray all ready or 4k UHD , wouldn't that be awesome . (I know I'm dreaming) Just do them MOD if there so worried about losing money or whatever it is .
     
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    To my recollection, the Stooges Columbia shorts were scanned in 1080p, or 2k, so I highly doubt that any UHD release would be in the offing, when Sony apparently can't even be bothered to issue them to standard Blu-ray. Perhaps they'll eventually make 1080p versions available for digital download (Not my personal preference, but never mind!), but who knows?

    At least the DVDs look good for what they are.

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    And I still wonder why THE THREE STOOGES IN ORBIT has been left out of all the various releases. Not on the Mill Creek Blu-ray set or the Time-Life packages. It is available for free streaming for Amazon Prime members.
     
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    I just checked out the amazon prime video, it's horrible picture quality . Extremely dark and washed out and lot of little speckles all over the place .
     
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    I would hope that the early 2000s Sony DVD release looks better than the Amazon Prime presentation. How disappointing!

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    It is strange that The Three Stooges in Orbit wasn't included in the earlier sets because, at least in my opinion, it is the best of the Curly-Joe features.
     
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    I agree with you regarding that.

    While it's too bad that THE THREE STOOGES IN ORBIT remains the only Stooges Columbia Feature released between 1959 - 1965 that has yet to see Blu-ray release, at least the 2003 Sony DVD still presumably looks a lot better than any of the KOOKS TOUR home video releases.

    That said, I'm hesitant to buy the aforementioned DVD, lest an unexpected Blu-ray release suddenly drops out of orbit! :D

    CHEERS! :)
     
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