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The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 7: 1952-1954 (DVD)

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      14.01.2010 07:58
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      The Three Stooges Collection Volume 7
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      Early Stooges History:
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      Most people think of the 3 stooges as Curly, Larry and Moe. However that's not how it all began.
      Some of the shorts and movies can confuse people when strange faces are seen appearing AS the 3 stooges.

      Here is a quick recap:
      In the mid 1920's Ted Healy put together a team to tour the theatres, they where Shemp (Howard), his brother Moe (Howard) and a good friend Larry (Fine). They where called Ted Healy and His Racketeers.
      Later Shemp left and Ted recruited another Howard brother, Curly.
      Eventually Ted Healy left and Curly, Larry and Moe went on to become The Three Stooges.
      The most famous line up was complete.

      Their where to be a further 2 stooges, Joe and Curly Joe who respectively replaced Curly when he sadly passed away.

      Contained are 2 DVD's with the following films on each:

      Disc One
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      1. A Missed Fortune
      2. Listen, Judge
      3. Corny Casanovas
      4. He Cooked His Goose
      5. Gents in a Jam
      6. Three Dark Horses
      7. Cuckoo on a Choo Choo
      8. Up in Daisy's Penthouse
      9. Booty and the Beast
      10. Loose Loot
      11. Tricky Dicks


      Disc Two
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      12. Spooks!
      13. Pardon My Backfire
      14. Rip, Sew and Stitch
      15. Bubble Trouble
      16. Goof on the Roof
      17. Income Tax Sappy
      18. Musty Musketeers
      19. Pals and Gals
      20. Knutzy Knights
      21. Shot in the Frontier
      22. Scotched in Scotland


      Opinions:
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      They where a product of their time from Vaudeville days and then onto the silver screen. Loved by generations of fans and with an oft copied style but never matched.
      The movies on these 2 DVD's are wonderful to watch and will leave you smiling.

      The 3 stooges are one of my favourite comedy teams of all time.
      Their humour was tried and tested and involved lots and I mean lots of physical humour with very violent but at the same time cartoon type sentiments. A bit like a tom and jerry cartoon or the road runner and coyote where you know that even when an anvil drops on his head 5 seconds later he will be back on his feet and fighting back.

      Mostly the stooges fought amongst themselves but every now and again some poor sap or bystander would suffer the wrath and then all hell would let loose.

      Though they changed their line up over the years, the same format kept them going for 40 years. From 1930 up until 1970.
      This is timeless and inoffensive humour.

      Sound quality at times is a bit scratchy but to me that adds to the enjoyment.
      Picture quality is along the same lines, not really DVD but non the less highly watchable.
      DVD Extras, non to speak of apart from the usual Chapter selection.

      Highly recommended.

      Greg.

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