CTHV Press Release: SIX NEW CLASSIC SHORT FILMS OF "THE THREE STOOGES"

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    COLUMBIA TRISTAR HOME ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE
    SIX NEW CLASSIC SHORT FILMS OF "THE THREE STOOGES"
    ON ONE DVD, THREE STOOGES: COPS AND ROBBERS,"
    AUGUST 27, 2002
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    Culver City, Ca (06/18/02) -- On August 27, 2002 Columbia TriStar Home
    Entertainment will
    release the following six hilarious short films on DVD:

    Calling All Curs
    The Stooges run a pet hospital and get an important patient, Garson, a
    rich lady's poodle. When
    dognappers posing as reporters steal the poodle, the boys are in a tough
    spot. First they try to fool
    their client by disguising a mutt as the poodle. When that doesn't work,
    they use the mutt as a
    bloodhound to track down the crooks. When they discover the bad guy's
    hideout, Curly defeats
    them in a fight and they find Garson, only to discover that "he" has had
    a litter of puppies.

    Disorder in the Court
    The Stooges are witnesses at a trial where their friend, a dancer at a
    nightclub where they are
    musicians, is accused of murder. The Stooges manage to disrupt the
    proceedings but save the day
    when they discover the real murderer's identity.

    Dizzy Detectives
    The Stooges are carpenters who become policemen. A mysterious burglar
    disguised as a gorilla
    has the cops baffled and Mr. Dill, the head of the Citizens League,
    threatening the police chief's
    job. The boys go on the case and pose as night watchmen at an antiques
    store. They confront the
    crook, who turns out to be a real gorilla owned by Dill. After defeating
    Dill and some other bad
    guys in a wild fight, the gorilla drinks some nitroglycerin and blows
    up.

    Flat Foot Stooges
    The Stooges are firemen at a station that still uses horses to pull the
    engines. A salesman who
    wants to sell the chief some modern equipment plants gun powder in one
    of the engines. The
    chief's daughter catches him and after a chase both are knocked
    unconscious. When a fire starts,
    the Stooges respond to the alarm, but don't realize it's their firehouse
    that's burning! Somehow
    they manage to arrive in time to save the girl, and the villain gets his
    just desserts.

    Crime on Their Hands
    The Stooges are janitors working in a newspaper office. When an
    anonymous caller phones in a
    tip about the theft of a famous diamond, the boys decide to become
    reporters and go after the
    crooks. They find the crooks, but Shemp accidentally swallows the
    diamond which was hidden
    in a bowl of candy. The crooks want to cut the diamond out, but the boys
    foil them with the help
    of a friendly gorilla.

    Who Done It?
    The Stooges are private detectives looking for a missing millionaire.
    They wander around the
    millionaire's spooky mansion confronting various crooks and a dangerous
    dame. The Stooges
    vanquish the crooks (Shemp uses his "trusty shovel") and find the
    missing man.


    Not Rated
    Closed-Captioned
    Black and White
    Sound: Mono
    Format: Full Screen
    Approximate Length: 102 Minutes
    Languages: English and Spanish
    Subtitles: English, French and Spanish
    SLP: $24.95
    DVD #07783
    UPC #0-43396-07783-6
     
  2. Matthew H

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    Great news! [​IMG][​IMG]
    I'm glad to see that Columbia went back to 6 instead of 5 shorts a disc. Now only if they'd release them a little faster than they have been, I'd be set. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mark Zimmer

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    At least they keep going. I do hope they'll eventually release all of the Curly and Shemp shorts (right now I think they're about 1/3 of the way there). I'm not sure what the demand is like for the post-Shemp work, especially since a lot of that is just remakes of the early shorts.
     
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    so how does this factor in to those of use who bought the box set from cabin fever? Are these repeats to what we already own?
     
  5. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    All I know is that I'm gonna have to sell a kidney on August 27th to pay for all the new releases on that date.
     
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  7. Mark Cappelletty

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    Ah, Joe Besser, sad Stooge and butt of MST3K jokes.

    "I'll haaaarm you!"
     
  8. David_Jr

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    I fondly remember watching "Disorder In The Court" on our 16 mm film projector as a teenager in the late 70's. The quality of the film was somewhat poor, but the movie was a scream. Amazing that with all of today's technology and studio money these low tech shorts cannot be improved upon. They can't come within miles of what these guys were doing 70 years ago!!
     

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