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Peanuts: The EMMY Honored Collection (DVD)
Peanuts: The EMMY Honored Collection (DVD)
DVD ~ Various
Price: $22.99

4.0 out of 5 stars You might want to call this "The 1980's Collection, part 1"., May 26, 2015
You might want to call this "The 1980's Collection, part 1" as it features just about every half-hour 1980's special.
By the 1980's television was pushing more education on kids, and the Peanuts Specials had a message of inspiration to tell.
Yes, there was always a message starting with the very first Christmas special, but now that becomes the main focus. Humor and entertainment seems to take a pack seat. Now we get stories on how to deal with friends dying of cancer.

Also sourly gone is the classic Jazz music of the late Vince Guaraldi who sadly passed away before these were made. Instead of re-editing his classic theme songs to these new specials, new easy listening music was now used. It didn't feel the same.

So now we have a new type of Charlie Brown special, still worth a watch but not by any means a classics.


Joan Rivers Box Set
Joan Rivers Box Set
DVD ~ Joan Rivers
Price: $11.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 1968 talk show takes on serious topics with Joan's humor., May 24, 2015
This review is from: Joan Rivers Box Set (DVD)
This 1968 daily talk-show focused on one topical theme per episode. Joan would do an opening monologue based on that day's theme. Guests would include an expert on that day's subject as well as a celebrity guest. Taking on serious topics makes for a bit of a dry show and not as entertaining as her much-later FOX talk show.
While the show only ran for one year, airing on a daily schedule created a whopping 255 episodes.
Produced by Trans-Lux Television (importers of the Speed Racer Anime TV show) and Joan's husband Edgar Rosenberg. Jim Perry was the announcer. WNBC-TV in New York City was the production facility for this syndicated show.

These half-hour shows are in COLOR even though a B&W photo is used for the box cover.

Here are the subjects & celebrity Guests:
1) 008 Nudism - Johnny Carson - 9/25/68
2) 007 Social Director - Steve Lawrence - 9/24/68
3) 022 Are You In Shape? - Florence Henderson - 10/15/68
4) 067 Teenagers Today - Abe burrows - 10/21/68
5) 033 Do You Need A Maid? - Nancy Walker - 10/30/68
6) 045 Party Planning - Joanne Carson - 11/15/68
7) 044 City Boy in Country - Jack Douglas - 11/14/68
8) 043 Flowers - Diana Sands - 11/13/18
9) 056 Mrs. Parkinson'c Law - Renee Taylor - 12/2/68
10) 060 Burlesque - Vivian Vance - 12/6/68
11) 054 Always On Sunday - Ed Sullivan - 11/28/68
12) 099 Travel Tips - Eddie Bracken - 1/30/69
13) 100 Dreams - Rita Moreno - 1/31/69
14) 107 Bringing Up Baby - Barbera Walters - 2/11/69
15) 128 Watch Your Garden - Shelly Berman - 3/12/69
16) 115 Consumer Protection - Joan Fontaine - 2/21/69
17) 134 Wallpaper - Soupy Sales - 3/20/69
18) 145 Manners - Rocky Raziano - 4/4/69
19) 144 Fashion - Tessie O'Shae - 4/3/69
20) 143 Marriage & Fighting Fair - James Earl Jones - 4/3/69
21) 174 Boating Safety - Barbera Walters - 5/15/69
22) 175 Air Quality - Arthur Godfrey - 5/16/69
23) 177 Stars of Tomorrow - Lily Tomlin - 5/20/69
24) 183 Take Care of Yourself - Vivian Vance - 5/28/69
25) 185 Physical Fitness - Marty Allen - 5/30/69
26) 200 Written In The Stars - Roger Smith - 6/20/69
27) 203 Dining Out - Rocky Graziano 6/25/69
28) 213 Life In Russia - Roberta Peters 7/9/69
29) 214 Summer Fashion - Larry Blyden 7/10/69

Like other Topics releases, the packaging is flimsy & terrible. The cardboard box is held together by tape, which you have to cut to open.
Inside you will find 4 discs slid into cardboard sleeves, easy to scratch. Topics calls this "Dust Free packaging" but it is beyond me how these open cardboard sleeves can keep out dust.
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Barbara McNair Box Set
Barbara McNair Box Set
DVD ~ Barbara McNair
Price: $11.99
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rare Canadian variety show featuring the first African-American to host a show., May 21, 2015
This review is from: Barbara McNair Box Set (DVD)
The songs are there! These shows appear to be UNCUT, however the run times vary from a full 49:00 to 47:45.
This syndicated Canadian produced musical variety show supposedly ran for 3 seasons, but this set has only 4 shows from season 1 & 14 shows from season 2.
Season 1 has a very intimate Night Club feeling, the audience is seated around multiple round tables with drinks as the performers entertain them on a small Night Club like stage.
Season 2 got a bigger budget as Canadian television network CTV picked up the show. Unfortunately gone was that intimate Night Club setting, now the audience is forced to sit on what looks like incredibly uncomfortable bleacher seats. A live band has been added to the show.
Season 3, well I have not found any information of this season existing other that the mention on the DVD case that the show ran from 1969 to 1972.

The video quality varies from show to show, lets remember that these are 1969 analogue Quadra-Plex 2" reel to reel video tape masters. We are very lucky that these even survive and are playable.

There is so little information about this show, I will go into detail on just what is on these discs.

Disc1:
(season 1)
10/19/1969 - Soupy Sales, Kenny Rogers & the First Edition, Christopher Kingsley and comedians Dick Clair & Jenna McMahon.
11/30/1969 - Vicki Lawrence, Lionel Hampton, The Spiral Staircase, Jim Backus and comedian Jackie Mahane.
01/04/1970 - Tony Martin, Kim Sisters and comedians Jack Carter & Bob Blasser.
04/19/1970 - Ethel Waters, The Turtles, Ed McMahon, Roy Applegate.
(season 2)
10/03/1970 - Della Reese, The Rascals, Michel Louvaine.

disc 2
10/24/1970 - Freddy Weller, Elan Stuart, The Edwin Hawkins Singers and comics Sandy Baron & Professor Irwin Corey.
11/29/1970 - Mahalla Jackson, Edward Bear, Milt Kamen, Hagood Hardy, Ed Evanko.
12/06/1970 - B.B. King, Gloria Loring, The Friendly Persuasion and comic Billy Baxter.
12/27/1970 - Julie Budd, Rudy Webb, comic Phil Foster and the Brothers Cain.
01/10/1971 - Frida Payne, Bobby Vee, Kathy Emery, Morris Donaldson and comic impressionist Rich Little.

disc 3
01/24/1971 - Hagwood Hardy, Leon Bibb, comic Milt Camen, Debbie Reynolds.
01/31/1971 - Lou Rawls, Carolyn Dale, comic impressionist Rich Little, Japan's Daikagura Troupe of jugglers and dancers.
02/07/1971 - Josh White, Jose Greco, Catherine MacKinnon and comic impressionist Rich Little.
02/14/1971 - O.C. Smith, The Irish Rovers, Rowana Emmett and comedian Bob Blasser.

disc 4
02/28/1971 - Johnny Mathis, Carolyn Daye, and The Ace Trucking Company Comedy Troupe.
03/07/1971 - Josh White, The Irish Rovers, Vanda King and comedian Soupy Sales.
03/21/1971 - The Righteous Brothers, Carlos Montoya, Tranquility Bass and comedian Gordie Tapp (Hee Haw)
04/11/1971 - Big Foot, Bobby Sherman, Virna Lisi and comics Skiles & Henderson

It is a pleasure to get to see these RARE almost forgotten shows!

ONE COMPLAINT: The packaging is very cheap! A flimsy cardboard box held together by tape. You have to cut the tape to open it and find a cardboard booklet inside with the discs inserted into cardboard sleeves. VERY EASY TO SCRATCH THE DISCS! Topics Entertainment calls this "Dust Free DVD Storage Solution"


Nobody's Stooge: Ted Healy
Nobody's Stooge: Ted Healy
by Bill Cassara
Edition: Paperback
Price: $30.00
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now we have researched facts to compare to other publications of Moe's memories., May 19, 2015
After decades of relying on Moe's memory of Ted Healy, and his personal feelings, we now get a different story based of research and facts.
Not to belittle Moe, but memories can be faulty with age. We already know from the Vitaphone Shorts DVD release that Shemp did not leave Ted Healy & the Stooges to do the Joe Palooka shorts as Moe remembers. He left a co-starring role to become a bit player at Vitaphone and worked his way up.

Now Bill Cassara tackles other statements about Ted and researches the facts. Stooge fans have been wanting a second opinion based on facts. It is good that Moe had gotten his memories down on paper while he could. But we need to broaden our perspective with this well researched book.

It certainly has enlightened me.


The Three Stooges: Hey Moe! Hey Dad!
The Three Stooges: Hey Moe! Hey Dad!
Price: $14.99
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Stooge documentary full of old photos, clips & audio interviews, produced by Moe's son Paul Howard with the help of Moe's d, May 18, 2015
This review is for the DVD box set of THE THREE STOOGES Mini-Series "Hey Moe! Hey Dad!" documentary.

My early reaction: Opening the big box was a disappointment. At 2 1/2 inches deep with a notice on the front stating "Packed with Brand-New Collector's Items" I expected to see it full of goodies. What I found was cardboard filler reducing the interior to 1 1/4 inches, half the original depth. There were three slimcases with DVDs and some packets of cardboard re-prints. I would rather have had a smaller box to put on the shelf. I felt deceived.

I started watching the first part of the documentary, it dragged at first. If you get joy out of watching amateur video of fan conventions, then you will enjoy the first 15 minutes. Otherwise skip ahead 15 minutes to where the real rare vintage films & photos appear. Paul speaks slowly, which doesn't help the first 15 minutes.

Overall this feels like a video book. The highlight, hands down, is the wealth of vintage photos, home movies and audio interviews with Moe & Larry.
These alone makes this a must-buy for Stooge fans. I would give this 5 stars if it were edited down to 5 episodes, episodes 1 & 9 drag a bit.
Some events are dramatized with footage from the old TV movie without a disclaimer, but it is obvious.
I should mention that these are the memories of Moe Howard some of which have been questioned in the Ted Healy book by Bill Cassara. Nobody's Stooge: Ted Healy

The DVDs are produced for 16x9 TVs with the vintage clips & HOME MOVIES shown pillar-boxed to 1:33-1. But this means if you are watching on a square TV the clips will be shrunk down in a window-box.

One minus: NO SUBTITLES OR CAPTIONS.

Each episode is 49 to 51 minutes long, each having the same too-long 3:14 opening title sequence:
Disc 1
Episode 1 "A Trio Grows In Brooklyn" - After clips of Stooge Conventions, take a journey back to the 1890s and learn about the Horowitz Family.
Episode 2 "A Stooge Is Born" - From Vaudeville to movies, Moe meets Helen & the Shemp leaves the act.
Episode 3 "Slap Happy" - In the 1930's Curly's off-screen antics leave the Stooges just a pratfall away from disaster as their shorts hit a high note.
Disc 2
Episode 4 "Eureka!" - Paul witnesses Curly's downward spiral as a child. Success takes them abroad to Europe and around the world.
Episode 5 "Good Night & Good Nyuk!" - The nitwits nix the Nazis during WWII and Curly takes his final curtain call.
Episode 6 "Deja Vu All Over Again" - Shemp re-joins the act as Television invades the entertainment world.
Disc 3
Episode 7 "Bums Rush" - Enter Joe Besser and Exit the Comedy Short after 24 years. Paul tells of the growing tension in the family.
Episode 8 "Curtain Call" - TV captures millions of new fans for the Stooges and their movie career takes off again, this time in features and TV appearances.
Episode 9 "A Son Also Rises" - After the world bids farewell to Moe and Larry, their fame marches on with TV, conventions, home video and the internet.
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Miss Marple: Volume Three [Blu-ray]
Miss Marple: Volume Three [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Various
Price: $34.44

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly restored from original films, May 11, 2015
Even thought these were filmed in 16mm (the BBC standard) they will still be a great improvement over the old washed out standard definition film transfers from the early 1990's.

The episodes have been completely remastered to high definition quality from the original film elements by BBC Studios and Post Production's Digital Media Services team.

Regarded by many fans as the definitive Miss Marple, Joan Hickson was one of the oldest actresses to take a lead role in a major television series when she was cast as Agatha Christie's soft-spoken, sharp-eared sleuth at the age of 78 in 1984. She retired eight years later, having completed 12 mysteries in the Miss Marple series - four of which are collected in this volume.

These are in their original BBC versions, which varied greatly in their broadcast. Some as one episode, others split into multiple episodes.

*Region Free with English Subtitles*

disc 1
1) AT BERTRUM'S HOTEL (7th in TV series) Jan.25th & Feb 1st, 1987 - Miss Marple stays at a posh London hotel where nothing is as it seams.
part 1 - 50:00
part 2 - 50:00

2) SLEEPING MURDER (6th in TV series) January 11th & 18th, 1987 - A young newlywed believes her new house is haunted.
part 1 - 50:00
part 2 - 50:00

disc 2
3) A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY (10th in TV series) December 25th, 1989 - Miss Marple takes a trip to Barbados and encounters a Major who tells tall-tales of murder and ends up dead himself.
single episode - 1:40:00

4) NEMESIS (8th in TV series) Feb 8th & 15th, 1987 - Miss Marple pursues a mystery beyond the grave to help a dean man's son.
part 1 - 50:00
part 2 - 50:00

Bonus:
a very british murder (PART 3) 50:00 - The final installment about British Mystery Literature.

Sadly missing (at least from the pre-view disc) from this 3-volume series is the wonderful bonus on the old BBC DVD "CRIME DOES PAY" which features the historic meeting of Joan Hickson (Miss Marple) and David Suchet (Hercule Poirot) in a celebration of Agatha Christie. While the BBC owns the rights to Miss Marple, Acorn Media owns the rights to Agatha Christie and Poirot. Could this split in rights be the reason we are denied this bonus?
Alas I must keep my old BBC DVD of Miss Marple.

The BBC has decided to present these mysteries in the order in which the BOOKS were published, and not the order in which the TV series was produced. Otherwise this would have been set #2.


Miss Marple: Volume Two (Blu-ray)
Miss Marple: Volume Two (Blu-ray)
DVD ~ Various
Price: $34.49
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly re-mastered from original films., May 11, 2015
Even thought these were filmed in 16mm (the BBC standard) they are still a great improvement over the old washed out standard definition film transfers from the early 1990's.

The episodes have been completely remastered to high definition quality from the original film elements by BBC Studios and Post Production's Digital Media Services team.

Regarded by many fans as the definitive Miss Marple, Joan Hickson was one of the oldest actresses to take a lead role in a major television series when she was cast as Agatha Christie's soft-spoken, sharp-eared sleuth at the age of 78 in 1984. She retired eight years later, having completed 12 mysteries in the Miss Marple series - four of which are collected in this volume.

These are in their original BBC versions, which varied greatly in their broadcast. Some as one episode, others split into multiple episodes.

*Region Free with English Subtitles*

disc 1
THEY DO IT WITH MIRRORS (11th in the TV series) Dec. 29th, 1991 - A murder happens at a country house right under Miss Marple's nose.
single episode - 1:56:21

A POCKET FULL OF RYE (4th in the TV series) March 7th & 8th, 1985 - A nursery rhyme comes horribly true.
part 1 - 53:08
part 2 - 54:22

disc 2
4.50 FROM PADDINGTON (9th in the TV series) December 25th, 1987 - A woman is seen murdered on a passing train, but no body has turned up.
single episode - 1:54:03

THE MIRROR CRACK'D FROM SIDE TO SIDE (12th in the TV series) December 27th, 1992 - Heather Badcock is killed by a poisoned cocktail, but was she the intended victim?
single episode - 2:00:34

Bonus:
A VERY BRITISH MURDER (part 2) - 50:42 - continuing the documentary about victorian murder mysteries starting to use science.

Unlike volume 1, most of the mysteries on this volume play out un-interrupted as one long story, but none of them run the almost 3 hours as those in volume 1. This is likely because most of these are the last to be produced.
The BBC has decided to present these mysteries in the order in which the BOOKS were published, and not the order in which the TV series was produced. Otherwise this would have been set #3.


Thunderbirds: The Complete Series (BD) [Blu-ray]
Thunderbirds: The Complete Series (BD) [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Gerry Anderson
Price: $44.93

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Restored in original 1.33:1 square frame ratio, May 6, 2015
While I don't have the U.K. or Japanese Blu-rays to compare to I can say that these have never looked better. And NOT CROPPED.

For those wondering about the details:
DISCS : 6
REGION : A
RUN-TIME : 1,690 min (52 minutes per episode)
ASPECT RATIO ; 1.33:1
COLOR
LANGUAGE ; English
AUDIO : This release has the option to choose either original mono or re-mixed 5.1 audio.
CLOSED-CAPTION : No
SUBTITLES : English
PRODUCTION DATE : 1965-1966

EPISODE EPISODE TITLE
1 Trapped In The Sky
2 Pit Of Peril
3 The Perils Of Penelope
4 Terror In New York City
5 Edge Of Impact
6 Day Of Disaster
7 30 Minutes After Noon
8 Desperate Intruder
9 End Of The Road
10 The Uninvited
11 Sun Probe
12 Operation Crash-Drive
13 Vault Of Death
14 The Mighty Atom
15 City Of Fire
16 The Imposters
17 The Man From MI5
18 Cry Wolf
19 Danger At Ocean Deep
20 Move And You're Dead
21 The Duchess Assignment
22 Brink Of Disaster
23 Attack Of The Alligators
24 Martian Invasion
25 The Cham-Cham
26 Security Hazard
27 Atlantic Inferno
28 Path Of Destruction
29 Alias Mr. Hackenbacker
30 Lord Parker's 'Oliday
31 Ricochet
32 Give Or Take A Million

Bonus Features:
Launching Thunderbirds Documentary
Vintage Thunderbirds Publicity Brochure (BD-ROM)

This is a great price. The digital compression plaguing the old DVDs is gone.
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Three Stooges Collection - Volume Two - Triple Feature - Blu-ray (The Three Stooges Meet Hercules, Three Stooges Go Around The World In A Daze and The Outlaws Is Coming)
Three Stooges Collection - Volume Two - Triple Feature - Blu-ray (The Three Stooges Meet Hercules, Three Stooges Go Around The World In A Daze and The Outlaws Is Coming)
DVD ~ Moe Howard
Price: $8.39
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mill Creek fixes the DVD authoring errors., May 5, 2015
First and foremost let me say that this totally replaces the 2-disc DVD set from Mill Creek. Most of the authoring errors in that set have been corrected here. Only one brief glitch in "Daze" still exists.

While there is nothing new here, we are getting to see these in HD on manufactured discs. And these films do not represent the better work of The Three Stooges. For the better films I would get The Three Stooges: The Ultimate Collection

The Warner Brothers owned "Gold Raiders" (1951) is NOT included in this set but it is sold separately on DVD.

Other Sony-owned (Columbia-Produced) films mysteriously MISSING from these collections:
"The Three Stooges In Orbit" (1962) - omission of this film is a serious oversight.The Three Stooges in Orbit
"Stop, Look, and Laugh!" (1960) - O.K. this is only a 'cheater' film using clips from only classic Curly shorts.The Three Stooges: Stop! Look! and Laugh!
Again, all of these films have been released on DVD before, but now they are in HD and are an improvement over previous releases.

--Volume 2-- 4 hours, 30 minutes, 38 seconds
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962) 1:28:52 (1.78:1) widescreen
Comical chaos ensues when the trio flicks the switch of a time-machine that transports them to ancient Greece.
***This new transfer still starts out soft, but the focus is really sharper. In an early scene outside of the Ithica Pharmacy I can clearly read "RALPH DIMSAL PROPRIETOR" on the front window on the Blu-ray, this is softer and harder to read on the old DVD.
The exposure on the Columbia logo is an improvement on the Blu-ray. In the old DVD Columbia's left eye is washed out with almost no detail, here you can see the eye better.
The framing is about the same.

Three Stooges Go Around The World In A Daze (1963) 1:33:14 (1.78:1) widescreen - the image looks soft on this title, standard definition master.
The Stooges set sail for a globe-hopping trip, after being enlisted by a con man that needs to win a bet.
***Defect: The video sync unlocks and the image quickly rolls at the 88:44 mark (during a close up of a car radio).
Because this has the same video glitch, I am not surprised that it looks like the same transfer. Minus the compression artifacting in the Mill Creek DVD. The original Sony DVD does not have the glitch.

The Outlaws Is Coming (1965) 1:28:32 (1.78:1) widescreen
Larry, Moe, and Curly Joe are sent out west, upon their arrival they find themselves being sought after by every gunslinger in history.
Then popular kiddie show hosts play the outlaws! This was a thank you for them running the Three Stooges comedies on their shows.
***This new transfer offers the best improvement over the old Mill Creek DVD: the image stutter & green flashes HAVE BEEN FIXED!
Using the whisky bottles on the bar, I can see a sharper image on the ned Blu-ray. No change in the picture framing.
The old Columbia-Tristar DVD is grainer than this new Blu-ray. This Blu-ray doesn't look like it was scrubbed, it has a natural looking grain.

***NO SUBTITLES***Image quality is equal to a good DVD and not true restored Blu-ray.
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Three Stooges Collection - Volume One - Triple Feature - Blu-ray (Time Out for Rhythm, Rockin' in the Rockies and Have Rocket, Will Travel)
Three Stooges Collection - Volume One - Triple Feature - Blu-ray (Time Out for Rhythm, Rockin' in the Rockies and Have Rocket, Will Travel)
DVD ~ Moe Howard
Price: $8.39
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mill Creek fixes DVD authoring errors for this Blu-ray, May 5, 2015
First and foremost let me say that this totally replaces the 2-disc DVD set from Mill Creek. All of the authoring errors in that set have been corrected here.

While there is nothing new here, we are getting to see these in HD on manufactured discs. And these films do not represent the better work of The Three Stooges. For the better films I would get The Three Stooges: The Ultimate Collection

The Warner Brothers owned "Gold Raiders" (1951) is NOT included in this set but it is sold separately on DVD.

Other Sony-owned (Columbia-Produced) films mysteriously MISSING from these collections:
"The Three Stooges In Orbit" (1962) - omission of this film is a serious oversight.The Three Stooges in Orbit
"Stop, Look, and Laugh!" (1960) - O.K. this is only a 'cheater' film using clips from only classic Curly shorts.The Three Stooges: Stop! Look! and Laugh!

The inclusion here of "Time Our For Rhythm" will disappoint some Stooges fans as the boys do NOT star in this film, they are just the added comic relief. This will add more frustration to the omission of "The Three Stooges in Orbit". My guess is that Mill Creek wanted to include it as it features Curly as the third stooge.

Again, all of these films have been released on DVD before, but now they are in HD and are an improvement over previous releases.

--Volume 1-- 3 hours, 38 minutes, 47 seconds

Time Out for Rhythm [with the original Curly] (1941) 1:14:48 (1.33:1) square picture
Musical hilarity ensues when three out-of-work-actors, Moe, Larry and Curly, find jobs through a talent agency.
***This new transfer is sharper and shows more picture on all 4 sides, comparing to both the Sony MOD DVD-R and the Mill Creek 2-disc set. The video glitches present in the Mill Creek DVD are gone. The old Mill Creek DVD had some video noise through out the movie, all you have here is fine grain from the original film negative.
(Reviewer's note: this was previously released by Sony-On-Demand on-line only)

Rockin' in the Rockies [with the original Curly] (1945) 1:07:32 (1.33:1) square picture
After they accidentally win big at roulette, the Stooges cook up prospecting plans at a local ranch. The Stooges don't appear as a team here! Larry & Curly work together but Moe is separated from them.
The focus here is more on showcasing Columbia musicians rather than the Stooges (much like the MGM Ted Healey shorts).
***This new transfer again shows more picture on all sides compared to the old DVDs. Using the opening shot of the busy Reno street with all of the signs, I found only marginal improvement in the image sharpness. Acceptable, but not Blu-ray sharp.
(Reviewer's note: This was previously only available on the bonus disc :Rare Treasures from the Columbia Vault" from the box set and individually from Sony-On-Demand)

Have Rocket, Will Travel [with Curly-Joe] (1959) 1:16:27 (1.78:1) wide screen
When the Stooges accidently blast off to Venus, they encounter an alien computer who creates evil duplicates of them.
***This new transfer adds no more picture to the sides, but it IS sharper. In an early scene inside the control room I am able to read "Doppler's Principle" on the wall chart on The Blu-ray, It is undecipherable letters on the old DVDs.
(Reviewer's note: This was previously only available on the bonus disc "Rare Treasures from the Columbia Vault" from the box set and individually from Sony-On-Demand)

For those who never got "The Three Stooges Ultimate Collection" this is a must have, as none of these were sold individually on regular manufactured DVDs.

***NO SUBTITLES***Image is more good DVD quality and not full restored Blu-ray quality.
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