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|The Three Stooges Extreme Rarities|
Actor: Three Stooges
Genres: Comedy, Television
Extreme Rarities - Extremely rare routines in color for the very first time.
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Some great Stooges material finally sees the light of day
Fred Lamperzi | Springfield, VA | 04/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Three Stooges recorded so much material during their decades in show business, it's no wonder that plenty of it has remained elusive, even in the DVD era. The release of The Three Stooges: Extreme Rarities delves into this vault of material to offer up a little bit of something for everyone.
This DVD contains shorts, live appearances on talk/variety shows, interviews, movie trailers, home movies, commercials and many other materials which defy categorization. If there's a Stooge lover in your life, they'll definitely enjoy this DVD, and it may be the one to turn the non-Stooge lover around. I find myself firmly among the first group, so the abundance of entertainment on this collection that I had never seen before proved quite enjoyable.
Most of the rarities that comprise the Main Feature of the movie were either recorded originally in color or have been colorized, whereas the bonus features have not been colorized. Those of you who dislike the colorization you may have seen before, I can assure you that this job has been done well. In fact, the colorized footage looks even better than some of the footage that was shot in the early days of color TV.
The Main Feature of the DVD includes:
-Hollywood on Parade (A short with the Stooges and other stars of the day)
-Screen Snapshots (Another short with the Stooges and other stars of the
-Heavenly Days (Stooges Short)
-Joe Besser Interview (Very interesting, about how Joe became a Stooge)
-The Stooges on the Steve Allen Show (Moe, Larry and Curly Joe perform three separate times on the show)
-Stop! Look! and Laugh! Trailer (Trailer for a Stooges movie)
-Simoniz Commercial (Stooges shill for Simoniz car wax)
-Snow White and the Three Stooges (Trailer)
-Danny Thomas Presents Comics (Live appearance on his show, the Stooges try to "go legetimate", funny stuff)
-Star Spangled Salesman (Promo short for The US Treasury department)
-Dickies Jeans Commercial
The bonus features include:
-Heavenly Days in Black and White (the short from the main feature in its original B&W)
-Larry Fine Interview (A rare interview after his stroke)
-Knife of the Party (Shemp Documentary and footage)
-Three Stooges Hand Puppets
-Three Stooges on Stage with Curly (rare home movie footage)
-Gentlemaniacs (Clips of Stooge impersonators, very interesting)
-Celebrity Charity Baseball Game (The Stooges go to Wrigley Field)
-On Stage with Curly Joe (A rare home movie clip)
-Three Stooges Arthritis Commercial (funnier than it sounds)
-Strictly for Laughs (Clips from a talk show pilot)
-Four for Texas (Movie Trailer)
-On The Go (Tv Show with Jack Linkletter)
Better quality than previous releases plus some new material
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 04/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In addition to the excellent reviews below I just wanted to ad that any duplication of material here from previous Goodtimes & Anchor Bay DVD releases is superior to the earlied versions. Genius Entertainment has taken the time to do some computer clean up.
Most noticable clean up is in the Screen Snapshots short, only the Stooges footage has been cleaned up & colorized, it jumps back to a scratchy B&W picture for all non-stooge segments. I wish they did it all one way. This could be an indication that Genius was only going to include the Stooges footage but decided to put the complete short in at the last minute. It is better to see it complete as Good Times only used the Stooges footage un-restored.
Unlike some of their other DVDs, this one is colorized or B&W only and not offered in both versions (except for Heavenly Daze) but you can always turn down the color on your TV."
Heavenly Daze is finally here!!!
ferrell | colorado | 04/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First off I must say that this is worth buying for a rare short called "Heavenly Daze" which for some reason has been left off of any of the official dvds from sony and is considered a verey memorable shortwhere Shemp dies and becomes a ghost,it's presented in both color and b&w,the rest of the dvd had some very rare stuff not seen on any of the past "Goodtime" dvd's,some colorized some not,curly is only in it briefly,it's mostly larry moe and curly joe,again the latter ones from the 60's aren't colorized because they were filmd that way,now I must say that I was thrilled to see a Joe Besser interview since that time period has always been ignored,also for the most part the interviews and t.v. appearances are complete,with the exception of the danny thomas show,the bonus featues were kind of odd,basically half of it was just excerts from the "Three Stooges story" released by "Goodtimes" video,the other half of the bomus features consists of unedited interviews and commercials,which is neat to see,I suggest you buy the box set..."
Hey, Moe; it's a Bonanza!
J.T.J., an Author | Renton, WA United States | 07/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I freely admit that I am big-time fan of The Three Stooges. The first time I ever saw them I was six years old, and that was in a theater seeing Larry, Moe and Shemp in a brand new film in 1954! Of course, a few years later I was introduced to Joe Besser in one of their last short subjects. Finally, in 1959 I saw Curly for the first time in the television releases of their classic films of the 1930s and 1940s. Nearly all my life I have enjoyed their comedy.
Anyway, I'll get to the point! "The Three Stooges: Extreme Rarities" is an amazing collection of tidbits the Stooge fan will enjoy. First, and foremost, we get to see a pretty good reproduction of the wonderful 1948 comedy, "Heavenly Daze." That alone is worth the price of the DVD. However, there is a lot more. Stuff about Stooge merchandise, rare TV appearances, and best of all, an incredibly candid interview with Larry Fine after Larry had suffered his stroke. Larry compares Curly and Shemp in the act and manages to praise both brothers Howard while truthfully explaining how well they worked in the act. Clearly, Larry respected Shemp's talent, but most definitely felt in awe of Curly's genius. He is not exactly disrespectful of Moe, but one gets the feeling there had been something of a rocky relationship between them over the years. Seeing and hearing Larry talk about these and other topics was wonderful. I only wish there was more than one interview. It is a shame that we don't have interviews with Curly or Shemp. To the best of my knowledge, I don't think any filmed interviews with those great comics have turned up over these many decades.
Anyway, several other reviewers went into better detail than I have about the many delightful features on this DVD. I simply wanted to emphasize that it is truly worth it to get "Heavenly Daze" and the Larry Fine interview. Keep in mind there is much more on the disc. The DVD is well worth the price! I urge fans of "The Six Stooges" to purchase this entertaining and informative offering."