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g
01-17-12, 08:24 PM
http://classicflix.blogspot.com/2012/01/three-stooges-20-disc-ultimate.html

"It is reportedly a 20-disc set which will include the eight chronological volumes already released. However, it should be noted that said eight volumes add up to only 17 discs, so there will likely be some bonus material involved. More details to follow.

Any way you slice it, it's a great buy with a retail price of $159.99, with it available at ClassicFlix.com for only $124.99."

rdf8585
01-17-12, 09:36 PM
It would be great if they put out the solo shorts that Shemp, Besser, and DeRita made on their own for Columbia. Those are LONG overdue.

Less exciting would be the inclusion of the 1959-1965 features, all but one of which (HAVE ROCKET) is readily available as is.

hasslein
01-21-12, 04:15 PM
Amazon has it listed for $111.99 pre order

ernestrp
01-21-12, 04:36 PM
Good news..... I was looking for Amazon to have a gold box deal of the eight volumes during the xmas season like I think they had in the year before but never did see one this year. Will pick up the Ultimate in the future.

BobO'Link
01-21-12, 06:01 PM
The detailed description at ClassicFlix indicates:

"The chronological collection of the Stooges from 1934 - 1959 on 20 discs."

If that's correct it's doubtful the extra disks contain the movies as 4 of them are post 1959. I'd guess the extra disks are the promised-but-cancelled Shemp & Joe Besser solo shorts. In any event I'm hoping that whatever is on those 3 extra disks is available separately. I already own the sets and would most likely not double-dip for anything those disks contain.

My Other Self
01-21-12, 08:59 PM
I'd guess the extra disks are the promised-but-cancelled Shemp & Joe Besser solo shorts.They were never officially announced so they can't be cancelled. They were probably put on the back-burner since Columbia now seems to be focusing on putting their older catalog titles MOD instead.

The 3 discs are a mystery. Could be the features. Could be the Besser/DeRita/Shemp solos. Could also be something like The Lost Stooges or other stuff. Gonna be hard to tell. I'm sure the release of this is to coincide with the feature film coming out in April.

hasslein
01-21-12, 10:27 PM
I can't think of one instance where Sony made complete set bonus discs available separately.... Seinfeld, King Queens... Unlike Paramount or Fox

My Other Self
01-21-12, 10:33 PM
I can't think of one instance where Sony made complete set bonus discs available separately.... Seinfeld, King Queens... Unlike Paramount or FoxThey won't. Most fans already own all of the volumes so this is their incentive to have them double dip.

rmw650
01-22-12, 12:26 AM
They were never officially announced so they can't be cancelled. They were probably put on the back-burner since Columbia now seems to be focusing on putting their older catalog titles MOD instead.

The 3 discs are a mystery. Could be the features. Could be the Besser/DeRita/Shemp solos. Could also be something like The Lost Stooges or other stuff. Gonna be hard to tell. I'm sure the release of this is to coincide with the feature film coming out in April.

I was tiold this was a project going to be done by Warner Archives but they last reported there is still a lot of work to do in restoring the Shemp solo shorts so who knows what this new set is going to contain. The only movie not being released was "Have Rocket, Will Travel" and Rockin in the Rockies.

My Other Self
01-22-12, 02:45 AM
I was tiold this was a project going to be done by Warner Archives but they last reported there is still a lot of work to do in restoring the Shemp solo shorts so who knows what this new set is going to contain. The only movie not being released was "Have Rocket, Will Travel" and Rockin in the Rockies.Really? I only knew the Warner Archive taking on Shemp's Vitaphone shorts (which they own), but they were going to take forever and a day to restore. They were never mentioned before to release the Columbia shorts.

rmw650
01-22-12, 05:59 PM
Really? I only knew the Warner Archive taking on Shemp's Vitaphone shorts (which they own), but they were going to take forever and a day to restore. They were never mentioned before to release the Columbia shorts.

McFly, that's what Warner Archives were saying when I asked them about it on their Facebook page as i was inquiring about The Jetsons S3 as well...but mind you, they have stated that beforehand about the Shemp shorts only 6 months ago too.

rdf8585
01-24-12, 12:27 PM
From Movies Unlimited:

Along with volumes 1-8 of "The Three Stooges Collection," containing all 190 of the boys' Columbia shorts, this 20-disc collector's set also includes the feature films "Rockin' in the Rockies" (1945), a song-filled frontier comedy where ranch foreman Moe coaxes drifters Larry and Curly into backing his prospecting scheme, and "Have Rocket--Will Travel" (1958), with rocket base janitors Moe, Larry, and Curly Joe accidentally getting launched to the planet Venus; 28 solo Columbia short subjects--including "The Glove Slingers" (1939), "Pick a Peck of Plumbers" (1944), "Mr. Noisy" (1946), "Wedlock Deadlock" (1947), "Army Daze" (1956), and more--starring Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, and Joe DeRita; and a trio of vintage cartoons--"The Bon Bon Parade" (1935), "Merry Mutineers" (1936), and "A Hollywood Detour" (1942)--with appearances by the team.

http://www.moviesunlimited.com/musite/product.asp?sku=D42195

rmw650
01-24-12, 08:05 PM
Now I have to hope they release the last three bonus discs as separates as I, like a lot of others on here, bought the individual volumes of the series when they first came out.

kstublen
01-24-12, 08:24 PM
Man, I'm so glad I never picked up the individual releases. Sucks for those that did. They really should offer the bonus discs separately.

BobO'Link
01-24-12, 09:51 PM
^I wouldn't say is sucks. It really depends on your outlook and what you like. I picked up the individual releases and have been able to watch them over and over. I, for one, am glad I picked them up when I did as I've purchased them as they came out. While I'd like *some* of the "bonus" material there's nothing I want bad enough to double-dip although I *would* like the movies. If it comes out as separate releases I'll get some of it. If not, I'm perfectly happy with the 8 sets.

MTRodaba2468
01-24-12, 10:21 PM
While I had always intended on getting the eight sets, I only ever got the first one (and for fairly cheap at that). So with that said, I wouldn't main just grabbing the complete set.

HollywoodLights
01-24-12, 10:41 PM
For someone who's just getting into the 3 stooges after years of avoiding them what's the best route to take. This set, the eight sets, or the cheapo 5 and 10 dollar DVDs they made with a few shorts each.

Albert71292
01-25-12, 10:02 AM
Hope they release the bonus material separately. I've already got the eight sets, not gonna double dip.

rdf8585
01-25-12, 02:04 PM
For someone who's just getting into the 3 stooges after years of avoiding them what's the best route to take. This set, the eight sets, or the cheapo 5 and 10 dollar DVDs they made with a few shorts each.

This set, if the info we know holds true. Avoid those ones with a few each.

HollywoodLights
01-25-12, 03:19 PM
So picking up the 8 volumes isn't necessarily a good idea either?

mike7162
01-25-12, 05:03 PM
So picking up the 8 volumes isn't necessarily a good idea either?


Given what's on the bonus discs, unless you're a completeist, the 8 volumes are a good way to go - just stay away from the budget stuff. I bought the 8 volumes and I love them. The bonus discs would be nice, really nice, but there is no way I'm going to double dip for them.

bigjim25
01-25-12, 07:30 PM
Given what's on the bonus discs, unless you're a completeist, the 8 volumes are a good way to go - just stay away from the budget stuff. I bought the 8 volumes and I love them. The bonus discs would be nice, really nice, but there is no way I'm going to double dip for them.

I'd also say go with the 8 volumes, you can get 4 of them as freebies when you join Columbia House. ;)

rmw650
01-25-12, 08:40 PM
For someone who's just getting into the 3 stooges after years of avoiding them what's the best route to take. This set, the eight sets, or the cheapo 5 and 10 dollar DVDs they made with a few shorts each.

My advice is just stay away from the public domain ones and waitr until this set comes out on 3/27/2012 and you'll thoroughly enjoy the Stooges from beginning to end. if you can't wait, then slowly start off with the volumes one by one, depending on what you can afford too.

BobO'Link
01-25-12, 08:47 PM
So picking up the 8 volumes isn't necessarily a good idea either?

Given what's on the bonus discs, unless you're a completeist, the 8 volumes are a good way to go - just stay away from the budget stuff. I bought the 8 volumes and I love them. The bonus discs would be nice, really nice, but there is no way I'm going to double dip for them.
This exactly. If you don't care about the movies or the solo shorts the 8 volumes are excellent choices. Whatever you do avoid *any* release with just shorts other than the 8 volumes or the full box set. That also goes for those earlier Columbia releases that are "theme" based. Those are only good for "casual" fans.

g
01-25-12, 08:54 PM
I would just wait for a good sale on this ultimate set. It could be 60 to 70 in 6 months to a year on a deal of the day at amazon or another store.

HollywoodLights
01-25-12, 10:14 PM
I could arguably be a casual fan. I just started watching them recently

bigjim25
03-14-12, 08:00 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71y8tKWC5gL._AA1500_.jpg

My Other Self
03-18-12, 06:21 PM
Sony stated they planned on releasing the bonus material set as a standalone release at some point in the future, so that's a plus for those of us that bought all the sets as they came out.

rmw650
03-19-12, 07:59 PM
Absolutely...just needing to know when it comes out and how much it will be going for and I'm in.

My Other Self
03-19-12, 11:31 PM
Absolutely...just needing to know when it comes out and how much it will be going for and I'm in.Given it's a 3-disc set I'm sure it will retail under $20 like all the other sets.

Makes me realize what a steal these boxes were compared to the other themed releases from years back. I remember paying $30 for the Curly Classics disc at Media Play back in 2000. :lol:

BobO'Link
03-20-12, 11:53 AM
^Yeah, I'm anticipating picking up the Bonus set for the under $10 price I paid for each of the others. I'd just like to know the street date for the Bonus only set.

rmw650
03-20-12, 09:01 PM
Hopefully it will be this summer, but for twenty bucks, give or take a few bucks, I'm in.

fbrug
01-30-13, 04:07 AM
Does anyone know, if this collection has English of Dutch subtitling.
I'am Dutch and really want to buy this collection, but is must be subtitled

The Valeyard
12-29-13, 02:23 AM
I picked this up earlier today from Best Buy for $29.99 and noticed that Sony removed the 3D shorts from the collection. When I opened Vol. 7, there were no 3D glasses included. I figured they must have forgotten them or something but checking out the disc, there is no 3D option for "Spooks" or "Pardon My Backfire." Just the 2D versions.

Comparing the write up on the back of my copy to what's on DVD Empire, they omitted any mention of the 3D Shorts on my copy. I'm disappointed by this and am currently looking for a used copy of Vol. 7 for the 3D shorts and glasses.

thetao
12-29-13, 04:09 PM
I suppose the good news is there's no shortage of these sets...it shouldn't be hard or expensive to get a replacement. But it's a wonder they even bothered. For their William Castle boxed set, Sony opted to include only the tinted print of 13 Ghosts, without the (very custom) Ghost Viewer. They could have saved the effort and $$ of remastering the disk, and just left out the 3D glasses, as they are reasonably easy to find elsewhere. Still, I'm glad they fixed the outer box. It didn't help you when buying the boxed set, but I don't take things like that for granted anymore.

FYI, I bought my set last spring from Fry's, which did include the 3D shorts and glasses.

thetao
12-29-13, 04:16 PM
To other previous poster (who hopefully has since found the answer elsewhere) asking about subtitles... The 3 bonus DVD's do include (only) English subtitles, while the 8 boxed sets have only American English Closed Captions. As CC's are typically decoded by the TV, I don't know how difficult viewing them would be on a European television, which I believe uses a different standard.

boc4ever
12-29-13, 08:32 PM
I feel pretty lucky then. I bought mine from Family Video not too long ago (3 months?) and Volume 7 does come with the 3d glasses.