Another hilarious compilation of Stooge classic shorts. Includes; Three Arabian Nuts (1951) As owners of a storage company, the Stooges give customers an inferiority complex about their valuables. But when Shemp finds a ... more »lamp and conjures up a genie, it?s not the irate customers they?re worried about, it?s the Arabian thieves who?ve come for the lamp. Three Little Beers (1935) When the Panther Brewing Co. excludes its three new delivery men from its annual golf tournament, the Stooges get really teed off and come up with a plan to gain entry, with an eye on winning the $100 first prize. Too bad they?re as bad at golf as they are at delivering beer. Three Smart Saps (1942) In an effort to help their fiancées? father, a warden who has been overthrown by one of his convicts, the Stooges go undercover at the jail, which is now being run as a nightclub. When they successfully crash the party, they get the best reward of all: marriage to three lovely ladies. Three Dark Horses (1952) It isn?t just politics as usual when the Stooges, working as janitors inside a presidential candidate?s campaign headquarters, are recruited by the crooks in charge of the campaign. The balance of world power has never been so... well, unbalanced. Three Loan Wolves (1946) Pawnbrokers Larry, Moe and Curly get more than they bargained for when a curvaceous con girl leaves them carrying the bag ? which contains a baby boy, who now wants to know why he has three fathers!« less
The Stooges themselves are the only redeeming factor.
detergent_105 | Vista, Ca United States | 04/29/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well I am a stooges fan so of course I loved the DVD because its the three stooges. Yet I was disappointed with this particular edition for two reasons. One, it only had five shorts. All the others had six, one even had seven. Secondly, probably the funniest scene in the funniest short "Three Little Bears" on this DVD has been cut out. Why the heck did they do that!? Its right after curly says, "I still didn't". What was cut out is (and this isnt a spoiler since its deleted) moe then hits him on the head and curly does his woob woob woob thing and all these golf balls fall out of his coat. Moe then says, "pick out your ball stranger" and the guy picks one up even though you shouldnt be able to tell the difference and says "I think this is it." I memorized the scene after seeing it 5,000 times growing up; goes to show how much of a stooge fan i am. It seems this newest Three Stooges DVD was lazily put together. I will still buy future Stooges DVDs, but I hope they have more then five shorts, and don't delete the funniest scene from the funniest short. Oh and one other thing: the picture on the cover is not from any of the shorts on the DVD."
Three Smart Saps w/only 5 films?
William B. Seguine | Flanders, NJ USA | 03/20/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Extremely happy to see Columbia support the Three Stooges on DVD, with another volume of their ongoing series. Three of the five shorts on this entry are among the teams' best, "Three Little Beers" (1935), "Three Arabian Nuts" (1951) and the underrated "Three Smart Saps" (1942). However, I'm only awarding 2 stars due to:
- Only 5 shorts on this disc? Past volumes have included 6 (one with 7), and considering the information capacity of DVD, even more Stooge classics could easily fit. I'm hoping this was a one-time-only shortchanging, and future volumes will provide more for the money.
- Where's the quality control!!! The print of "Three Little Beers" has 20 missing seconds due to a sloppy splice! One of the funniest scenes in the short (Curly dropping a plethora of golf balls from his pockets) is GONE!I want to continue supporting Columbia's Stooge DVDs, but you will have to do better than this one guys."
James A. Pantano | beacon, new york United States | 06/23/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"i cant get passed the missing golf ball scene, this is like blasphemy. if you're going to release it on dvd, then do it correctly. i was really surprised the first time i viewed the dvd that the golf ball scene was cut, and yes it is a big deal! i have all this stuff on vhs already and i am buying the dvd for the complete short with the better sound quality and picture clarity. if stooge-like editing is going to be the case why should i spend my money on stuff i already have? basically columbia is saying they dont really give a woo woo woo about the quality of the stooge releases just so long as the saw bucks keep rollin' in (see, saw?)"
William B. Seguine | 11/18/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Only five shorts and the deleted golf ball scene. Sony is taking our money."
Could be so much better
MoeHailstone | NY State, USA | 01/05/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If Columbia hasn't gotten these DVDs right by now, they never will. If you're going to release a DVD with a certain theme, then release ALL the shorts that fit said theme. Specifically, all the shorts that fit the theme that have not been released yet. Among these would be: Three Hams on Rye, Three Little Sew and Sews, Three Sappy People, Three Pests In A Mess, and Three Little Twirps. If Columbia released those, along with the five on here, this DVD would be perfect. As far as Three Little Beers, I understand there was nothing Columbia could do about it. The print they used was missing that scene - it was not "edited out"."