Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Three Stooges Stooges on the Run|
Actors: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Bobby Burns, Phyllis Crane
Director: Del Lord
Genres: Comedy, Television
Dizzy Doctors(1937) - The Stooges discover their cleaning fluid is actually a medicine and pitch it to the head of the hospital. Soon they're on the run from the cops and the dotors. Calling All Curs (1938) - When a prize... more »
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A truly pointless release
Anyechka | Rensselaer, NY United States | 08/27/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I normally don't review things that haven't been released yet because one usually can't have an authoritative opinion on something s/he hasn't personally watched, listened to, or read. However, in this case I'm going to make an exception, seeing as all 4 of these shorts have already been released. There are no surprises here. This will be like the 13th time that 'Disorder in the Court' has been released, and there's already been a colorised version to boot! Yeah, it's a great short and an undisputed classic, but due to how it's one of the 4 public domain shorts, it's been released over and over again. Sometimes overexposure can make even great things seem boring. Seriously, why did the powers that be think the world needed yet ANOTHER release of 'Disorder in the Court'?
The other three shorts have also been released on various other discs. 'Dizzy Doctors' is already on a disc of the same name, 'Pop Goes the Easel' is on 'Stooges and the Law,' and 'Calling All Curs' is on 'Cops and Robbers.' They're all great shorts, but why, if they insisted on continuing to do this colorised nonsense, couldn't they at least have chosen some titles that haven't been issued on DVD yet, like, say, 'They Stooge to Conga,' 'I'll Never Heil Again,' 'Uncivil Warriors,' or 'So Long, Mr. Chumps'? And why in the name of all that's holy are they only putting 4 shorts on each disc now? The previous two colorised DVDs sold predictably poorly, and now they're doing it all over again, setting themselves up for the exact same situation where a DVD will sell badly and the executives will conclude that that means there's no widespread public interest in this material? Who is actually going to buy this disc when all 4 titles are already all available on other DVDs? At least the other colorised discs didn't consist of ALL repeats.
The latest word on the street is that Sony has confirmed the rumor that, sometime in 2007, they're going to start issuing all 190 shorts in boxed sets, properly, with no colorisation. Supposedly this disaster of a release is just to tide the fans over until the real goods hit the market. This is a pointless and self-defeating marketing move if I ever heard of one. How is one supposed to feel tided over while waiting on proper boxed sets with the likes of this? A disc meant to tide the fans over would consist of shorts not already available on DVD, and any way one slices it, all of the previous DVDs will be rendered pretty much useless and obsolete anyway when the boxed sets start coming out. I'd recommend waiting until next year instead of spending money on this."
Deja Vu all over again!
John Malanga | Pacifica, CA United States | 08/17/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"All of these classic Three Stooges comedy short are already available on DVD in glorious black and white. Save your money, unless you must have these colorized versions."
I know more about comedy movies tha | Clemson, SC on 112 Robin Street, 29631 | 09/09/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Please stop releasing colorized Stooges shorts. Us Stooges fans want a collection of the team's work with all the shorts remastered, in chronological order, and in black and white. We don't want DVD's that have shorts where the Stooges have the same jobs (ex. doctors, policemen, soldiers, etc.). We really, really want remasterd sound and picture quality, black and white shorts that are in chronological order. We don't want four shorts on one disc. We want at least eight shorts per disc. Almost all the shorts are under 18 minutes. 18 minutes times 8 shorts equals 144 minutes. There are 97 Curly shorts. So you can have 12 discs with the last one having nine shorts.
I hope a studio out there will release this sometime."
We Now Know Who the Studio Believes The Real Stooges Are.
Patrick Murphy | 09/10/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Are we as consumers brainless Shemps? The studio must believe it. Why else would they slap us in the face with previously released material rather than getting new shorts out on the market? Hollywood's new trick is to make the public re-purchase the same product over and over again. When a DVD comes out, just wait and there will be a special edition for you to buy around the corner (Lord of the Rings, Hellboy, Daredevil etc . . . ). This tactic is now evident with the Stooges properties. I love The Three Stooges (all six of them) but this is just insulting. Will I purchase this new disc? No. Clustering around the same films time and time again is like a poke in the eye. With 190 films in the Stooge's short library, someone needs to get the bright idea to spread out."