I would love to see better prints of PAIN IN THE PULLMAN (looks like warpage from the original neg), MICROPHONIES (looks mastered from a dupe neg), THREE LITTLE PIRATES (emulsion scratches on neg).
I couldn't agree more. Hopefully, all the shorts released on these new DVD sets would be transferred from the best possible elements available.
First, there is a clear distinction between remastered video and restored. Remastered means that the image used in a previous video release, for example was simply reconfigured for a DVD format. A restored project, as in the case of the new Stooges DVD set is accomplished by taking original elements from existing prints/negative.
Exactly. The film negatives are the masters and the DVD transfers are the remasters. And if the DVD says "Digitally
Remastered," then that means all the shorts that were previously released on DVD, such as Woman Haters, Disorder In The Court etc.., were transferred again on DVD. If they just took what they transferred on the previous DVD and just inserted it on this set, then it is not digitally remastered. I hope I made it clear and not confusing. If I did, let me know and I'll try and clarify it a little better.
I just really, really, sincerely hope there's enough of an interest to release ALL 190 shorts within the next year or two.. I would die if they stopped after the Curly's or Shemp's due to decreasing sales...
I hope so too, but it all depends on how well Sony does with these sets. If they are going to release all the shorts using the best possible elements and restore them, then I don't see how they could go wrong. If they are just going to release the shorts like they did in previous years, where they used bad prints, such as A Plumbing We Will Go
, then sales will surely go down. So, we just have to cross our fingers. I'm still debating on whether or not I should sell all my old VHS tapes, while they still have some value.