Columbia...why have you done this? The Three Stooges Three Smart Saps DVD!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Danny Knapp, Apr 2, 2002.

  1. Danny Knapp

    Danny Knapp Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 14, 2001
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    Not only is this DVD missing 20 seconds of footage from Three Little Beers, it's also missing a short! The usual DVD had 6, this one has 5. The cover shot is from Three Little Twirps which is NOT INCLUDED ON THE DVD!!

    This is totally unacceptable to any stooge fan. I implore all fans to write to Columbia and complain!!

    Missing Footage.

    Missing Shorts.

    Extremely Poor Video Quality (as usual).

    That's Columbia Home Video for you.

    -Daniel Knapp
  2. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

    May 16, 2001
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    I wouldn't jump on Columbia too soon about the video quality. That's pretty much as best as they can look without digital restoration.

    Sadly, many of the Three Stooges shorts were never preserved, thus what you see is what's left of them.

    I doubt even a Lowry Digital Images restoration could help the shorts in rough condition since there's so much grain (wheras Zhivago, Kane, and Snow White just had some regular grain and were from restored/early-generation elements)

    At least the shorts usually have their original titles (instead of the Screen Gems re-titles)

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