The Three Stooges 4 Hilarious Episodes
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The box says "7DVDs over 11 hours" what they dont say is that there are only 4 classic stooges shorts and only on the first DVD. The rest of the set is crap. The reamaining 6 1/2 dvds /10 hours are patched together bad movies and cartoons ( remember the really bad stooges cartoons you wouldnt even watch back in the 60's) It is intentionaly misrepresented. The packaging is first class, a real eyegrabber, but whats inside is junk.
- Disc 1 is unchanged, with the Stooges' 4 public domain Columbia shorts transferred from mediocre 16mm, Screen Gems, dupe prints.
- Disc 2 contains the same material as the earlier edition.
- Disc 3 is a new addition, featuring 1970's TV pilot KOOK'S TOUR. Previously licensed to Anchor Bay Entertainment, rights owner C3 Entertainment has transferred home video distribution rights of this film to Madacy... the Super8mm source material is unfortunately/inherently bad for both, but this Madacy version is further degraded with digital pixelation problems.
- All bonus features on Disc 3 DUPLICATE the content of Disc 2!
On the plus side, this new version comes in a tin case with a sound-chip mechanism containing a grand total of 4 Stooge sound-bytes, from the 4 public domain Columbia shorts on Disc 1. Uh, yeah.
Review of the earlier edition, from 2003...
"With the title 'Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Collectors Edition,' and a very nice packaging presentation, you may have expectations of a wide selection of the comedy team's best work, or even some rarities. But...
It's a collection of public domain material, much available since the dawn of home video on many tape and disc offerings from numerous distributors. You'll find the four pd Columbia shorts, DISORDER IN THE COURT (1936), SING A SONG OF SIX PANTS (1947), BRIDELESS GROOM (1947) and MALICE IN THE PALACE (1949), plus a handful of NEW 3 STOOGES (1965) cartoons.Read more ›
If you're interested in learning about the team here, read a biography. If you want to actually WATCH the Stooges, try a different box set.
Charging a full retail price for a set like this, containing just a few shorts, is shameful. You're paying an extra 10 bucks for the tin box, little more. This set is a bargain-bin type item worth maybe four to five bucks at most.
It's my fault for being suckered out of my money. This purchase has taught me to read the content descriptions VERY CAREFULLY before buying future "special collections."
Now I'm off to buy the REAL complete chronological collections of The Three Stooges being released by Sony Pictures.
I can tell you that this is a collection for hardcore fans only. It contains only one of your favorite Columbia shorts featuring Curly from their mid-30s through mid-40s heyday. The rest can be found on Sony's multi-volume set "The Three Stooges Collection."
As I watch, I'll update this listing with notes about the transfer quality of films, details, and DVD extras.
DVD1 - The Three Stooges Everywhere
1. Nertsery Rhymes (1933 Ted Healy and His Stooges) - Curly's first appearance on film, and the first appearance of Moe, Larry and Curly with Healy. Originally shot in two-strip technicolor. While this early version of technicolor was unimpressive, it was likely included to illuminate the two plush musical numbers in this 15-minute short. The print here is in unrestored black-and-white, which undoubtedly diminishes the experience. This film will never rank high in the pantheon of Stooge greats, but for its historical significance, it deserves a decent restoration.
2. Roast Beef and Movies (1933) - Also originally produced in two-strip technicolor, presented here in unrestored black-and-white. Curly appears without Healy or the other Stooges in this early solo effort. A much better Technicolor print of this can be found on the MGM DVD "Dancing Lady," (ASIN B000F7CMPO).
3. The Three Stooges Family Album - A 1998 half-hour documentary of the lives of the Stooges, rich with rare black-and-white, silent home movie footage provided by the Stooges' families. Includes footage of the three Howard boys Moe, Curly, and Shemp briefly goofing with their parents at Curly's 1938 wedding, among other bits. Quality is good.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
It serves the purpose. I---already---have the DELUXE,
digitally-restored DVDs from Columbia/Sony. Read more
This product is a complete rip-off. The photo on the cover shows Moe, Curly and Larry, yet none of what are considered that trio's "classic" shorts are included in the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ed Gotwals
it was kinda of dented in the front but still worked out nicely and play very great and still funny till this day I watch it thanks not many clips to watch though.Published 16 months ago by Miles