Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Somebody deserves a good eye-poke for this one.
R. P. Firriolo | Lower Hudson Valley, NY | 01/25/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Not only are the bonus materials poorly produced, the disk containing the Stooges' shorts are defective. Twice I had to return the set because the first disk would not play two of the shorts, and another short had defects that made it unwatchable.Look for other sources of Stooges material.I wish Moe were still around to give the guys who put this out a real working-over."
Disappointing Anniversary collection
William B. Seguine | Flanders, NJ USA | 12/26/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"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 another collection of public domain material (this is a Madacy product), much of which has been 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. Original material is limited to a 10 minute video of hellos & introductions from Stooge family members, taped at a 1998 convention in CA, plus some brief hosting segments by Curly-impersonator Dave Knight.Visual quality of the shorts and cartoons is lacking, dark and non-contrasty. The cartoons have been "split up," i.e., the live-action segments are under one menu, & the animated segments under a separate menu; the return to each menu contains annoying freeze frames that cut off approx. the last second of film, rather than seamless segues. (Note: with the exception of two add'l cartoons, this DVD's content was released in 2000 as a VHS "75th Anniversary" collection, available only from Comedy 3's catalog and online store.)From the perspective of cost, maybe you'll feel you got what you paid for. But if you're looking for a collection worthy of the label '75th Anniversary,' you will be very disappointed."
Disappointing "Anniversary" Edition
Jeffrey Shaull | West Chester, PA United States | 07/20/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I confess I was "taken in" by the fancy tin and the "75th Anniversary Collectors Edition" label. I was also surprised by the low price. Remember, you get what you pay for. Much of material on the second disc is repeated on the third. The quality is not great. There are breaks in the video on disc 3.
The shorts contained on the first disc are enjoyable, though I was expecting them to be cleaned up a bit. For the serious Stooge fan, this is one to skip."