Friday, May 30, 2008
The Digital Renaissance of The Three Stooges
I'm proud to say that I have been a fan of The Three Stooges for a long, long time. Whenever anyone criticizes the Stooges, I'm always the first to stand up and defend their status as one of the most successful and influential slapstick comedy teams in the history of film. DVD fans know that there are tons of Stooges DVD collections out there; some are legit, some are not. The good news is that the Stooges are currently receiving a well-deserved digital re-do by Sony. Two-DVD sets of Stooges shorts, presented in chronological order and completely remastered, are officially being presented by Sony and they are excellent. The second volume, representing the shorts that originally came out in 1937 to 1939. just came out on May 27th. This period is the one in which the Stooges were doing everything right and contains some of the best Curly shorts. These shorts are hilarious and this Stooges purist recommends both The Three Stooges Collection, Volume 1: 1934-1936 and The Three Stooges Collection, Volume 2: 1937-1939 highly.