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Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
« on: September 30, 2013, 11:40:45 PM »
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  • Sony will release a second volume of Charley Chase Columbia shorts on November 5, according to The Digital Bits.

    The set will include the rest of his starring entries at Columbia: The Big Squirt, Calling All Doctors, From Bad to Worse, The Grand Hooter, His Bridal Fright, Many Sappy Returns, The Nightshirt Bandit, Pie a la Maid, The Sap Takes a Wrap, Teacher’s Pest, Time Out for Trouble and The Wrong Miss Wright.

    No ordering information as of yet.

    Let the countdown begin.

    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/093013_1315
    « Last Edit: October 01, 2013, 06:11:47 AM by BeAStooge »

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 08:18:08 AM »
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  • Awesome!  Stooges, Keaton, and Chase complete, now let's bug 'em about Langdon.

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013, 06:37:04 PM »
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  • Awesome!  Stooges, Keaton, and Chase complete, now let's bug 'em about Langdon.
    Before we bug them for Langdon, let's bug WarnerBrothers for The Vitaphone Comedy Collection, Vol. 2 to get the remainder of those Shemp Howard shorts. [cool]

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #3 on: October 05, 2013, 05:13:39 PM »
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  • Before we bug them for Langdon, let's bug WarnerBrothers for The Vitaphone Comedy Collection, Vol. 2 to get the remainder of those Shemp Howard shorts. [cool]

    I'm all for that.  The remaining Vitaphones are the main ones that I remember seeing on late night television.

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #4 on: October 06, 2013, 09:06:15 AM »
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  • I gotta be honest about that first Vitaphone set.  While the Arbuckles are interesting, the other shorts are mostly Shemp in varying supporting roles, occasionally almost non existent, and the quality varies between short to short drastically.  I'm assuming if they do release a volume 2 we'll get more actual Shemp.

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #5 on: October 06, 2013, 11:28:24 AM »
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  • ... the other shorts are mostly Shemp in varying supporting roles, occasionally almost non existent, and the quality varies between short to short drastically.  I'm assuming if they do release a volume 2 we'll get more actual Shemp.


    Presented in chronological order, that was to be expected.  Shemp signed on at Vitaphone as a supporting player in early 1933.  Thanks to his inherent talent, his roles quickly increased in size so that by mid-1934, he was [co]starring in his own comedies.

    If "Volume 2" follows as planned with 1934 - 1937, we'll see Vitaphones teaming him with (and outshining) Harry Gribbon and Roscoe Ates, plus his very effective & hilarious shorts with Daphne Pollard, and a couple solo-starring efforts.  Hopefully, we'll also get the 'Joe Palooka's... although he's not the title character, Shemp was the spotlighted star of those shorts.

    Shemp Howard Solo Filmography

    (1933's recently discovered GOBS OF FUN will be an out-of-sequence exception, assuming it's included, with Shemp in another funny bit role.)

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #6 on: October 06, 2013, 11:50:44 AM »
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  • Presented in chronological order, that was to be expected.  Shemp signed on at Vitaphone as a supporting player in early 1933.  Thanks to his inherent talent, his roles quickly increased in size so that by mid-1934, he was [co]starring in his own comedies.

    If "Volume 2" follows as planned with 1934 - 1937, we'll see Vitaphones teaming him with (and outshining) Harry Gribbon and Roscoe Ates, plus his very effective & hilarious shorts with Daphne Pollard, and a couple solo-starring efforts.  Hopefully, we'll also get the 'Joe Palooka's... although he's not the title character, Shemp was the spotlighted star of those shorts.

    Shemp Howard Solo Filmography

    (1933's recently discovered GOBS OF FUN will be an out-of-sequence exception, assuming it's included, with Shemp in another funny bit role.)


    Thanks Brent.  If there is a volume 2, I figured Shemp would be progressively featured more, but volume one shows he had very humble beginnings, shall we say.

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013, 07:51:44 PM »
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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #9 on: November 04, 2013, 04:12:03 PM »
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  • $20.95 Amazon.com >> http://www.amazon.com/Charley-Chase-Collection-2/dp/B00FNRA7VW/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1383455061&sr=1-2-fkmr0&keywords=CHARLEY+CHASE+COLUMBIA+COLLECTION+VOLUME+2

    *Now listed on Amazon.com as . . .
    "Currently unavailable.
    We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."  [pie]




     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #10 on: November 04, 2013, 04:45:55 PM »
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  • *Now listed on Amazon.com as . . .
    "Currently unavailable.
    We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."  [pie]

    I must be one of the reasons why.  I just ordered my copy a few days ago.

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #11 on: November 04, 2013, 08:15:43 PM »
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  • I wouldn't be too alarmed. I remember seeing the same message on Amazon with Sony's MOD's last month.

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #12 on: November 04, 2013, 08:20:10 PM »
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  • Available December 17, 2013 . . .

    $17.59 DeepDiscount.com >> http://www.deepdiscount.com/dvd/CHASECHARLEY-COLLECTION-CHARLEY-CHASE-COLLECTION-VOL-2

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #14 on: November 04, 2013, 10:19:06 PM »
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  • Barnes & Noble is $16.48 for 11/5/13 ...

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-charley-chase-collection-2/26795110?ean=43396431935

    Good deal... Thanks, falsealarms!

    Barnes & Noble $16.48 + $2.98 shipping + state tax = about $21  [cool]

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #15 on: November 05, 2013, 09:31:29 AM »
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  • Available December 17, 2013 . . .

    $17.59 DeepDiscount.com >> http://www.deepdiscount.com/dvd/CHASECHARLEY-COLLECTION-CHARLEY-CHASE-COLLECTION-VOL-2

    DeepDiscount.com  $17.59 + $1.99 shipping = $19.58

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #17 on: November 06, 2013, 06:16:50 PM »
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  • Warner Archive, unlike several other outlets, is shipping the second volume of the Chase shorts.

    I received a shipping notice from WA earlier today. My previous order via Barnes & Noble was cancelled; apparently it's not available through them now. Go figure.

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #18 on: November 06, 2013, 08:37:10 PM »
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  • My previous order via Barnes & Noble was cancelled; apparently it's not available through them now. Go figure.

    That's strange, falsealarms!
    After you posted the B&N link 2 days ago, I ordered from them and they emailed me the following...

    " Thank you for shopping with us. Your order is scheduled to ship and the details are listed below.
    We will send you an email confirmation as soon as your merchandise has shipped. As always, you will not be charged until
    your order leaves our warehouse. "

    falsealarms,
    Just curious - What was your total cost ordering from Warner Archive?


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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #19 on: November 06, 2013, 08:46:39 PM »
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  • About $30, but I did two-day shipping. Would have been around $23 otherwise.

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #21 on: November 10, 2013, 04:26:08 PM »
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  • From looking at the first Charley Chase Columbia DVD I see Jules Whites name is not listed anywhere.  Im getting the feeling Charley didn't like Jules?

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #22 on: November 10, 2013, 04:35:22 PM »
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  • From looking at the first Charley Chase Columbia DVD I see Jules Whites name is not listed anywhere.  Im getting the feeling Charley didn't like Jules?

    I never heard of personal animosity, but then again, who knows?  What I do know is that the six shorts directed by Chase for the Stooges were produced by Chase along with Hugh McCollum.  It appears Chase worked with the McCollum unit the same way Del Lord and Ed Bernds did once White started directing shorts at Columbia.

    Still waiting for my vol. 2, it's in the prepare to ship mode.  Hoping to get it by Wednesday, as I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing these.

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #23 on: November 12, 2013, 12:21:14 AM »
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  • The first set of Charley Chase Columbia shorts was good.

    The second was even better.

    There were so many outstanding efforts on the second set that it's hard to pick just one favorite. But some of the better ones were FROM BAD TO WORSE (1937), CALLING ALL DOCTORS (1937), THE BIG SQUIRT (1937) and THE SAP TAKES A WRAP (1939). There was something to like in all 12, though.

    Having now seen all of Chase's Columbia's, the worst of the lot is an easy choice for me - MAN BITES LOVEBUG (1937), which was slow and just not all that interesting. Chase's best Columbia short is a much harder choice because so many were good. I might have to go with FROM BAD TO WORSE, but there are several that could fit.

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    Re: Charley Chase Columbia shorts Vol 2 - 11/5/13
    « Reply #24 on: November 12, 2013, 05:39:36 PM »
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  • The first set of Charley Chase Columbia shorts was good.

    The second was even better.

    There were so many outstanding efforts on the second set that it's hard to pick just one favorite. But some of the better ones were FROM BAD TO WORSE (1937), CALLING ALL DOCTORS (1937), THE BIG SQUIRT (1937) and THE SAP TAKES A WRAP (1939). There was something to like in all 12, though.

    Having now seen all of Chase's Columbia's, the worst of the lot is an easy choice for me - MAN BITES LOVEBUG (1937), which was slow and just not all that interesting. Chase's best Columbia short is a much harder choice because so many were good. I might have to go with FROM BAD TO WORSE, but there are several that could fit.

    Well, they finally shipped my copy out today, so you have me looking forward to this more.  Will pitch in my thoughts when I watch all the films, and I plan to revisit volume 1 and watch them all in order of release.

    I'm again thrilled the timing of this release coincides with us discussing the Chase directed Stooge shorts.  This should give an extra perspective when rewatching these films.

     


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