The Three Stooges Collection

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The Three Stooges Collection
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The Three Stooges Collection, Volume One: 1934–1936 DVD cover. Interestingly, the cover photo is from their Monogram Studios feature film (and not included in these Columbia collections), 1946's Swing Parade of 1946
Produced by Jules White
Hugh McCollum
Del Lord
Charley Chase
Starring Moe Howard
Larry Fine
Curly Howard
Shemp Howard
Joe Besser
Music by R. H. Bassett
Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release dates U.S. Volume One
October 30, 2007
Volume Two
May 27, 2008
Volume Three
August 26, 2008
Volume Four
October 7, 2008
Volume Five
March 17, 2009
Volume Six
June 16, 2009
Volume Seven
November 10, 2009
Volume Eight
June 1, 2010
Running time Volume One
340 mins.
Volume Two
415 mins.
Volume Three
396 mins.
Volume Four
360 mins.
Volume Five
432 mins.
Volume Six
390 mins.
Volume Seven
356 mins.
Volume Eight
515 mins.
Country United States
Language English

The Three Stooges Collection is a series of DVD collections of theatrical short subjects produced by Columbia Pictures starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. Each volume is a two-disc set, and covers a three-year interval, with the exception of Volume Eight, which is a three-disc set and covers the last five years at Columbia. The series was first made available by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in October 2007, and marked the first time the comedy team's shorts were released on DVD in chronological order. In addition, every film was remastered in high definition, another first for the comedy team's body of celluloid works.[1] Volume Seven: 1952–1954 was released on November 10, 2009, and includes a pair of 3-D glasses to view the two 3-D entries in the series, Spooks! and Pardon My Backfire. On June 1, 2010, the final three-disc set was released, which included the final 16 shorts with Shemp and all 16 shorts with Joe Besser.

In 2012, all eight volumes were reissued in a box set entitled The Ultimate Collection, with the addition of a ninth, 3-disc volume entitled Rare Treasures from the Columbia Picture Vault. The additional volume featuring the feature films Rockin' in the Rockies and Have Rocket, Will Travel, several cartoons featuring the Stooges from the 1930s and 1940s. Also included were several Columbia shorts featuring Shemp Howard, Joe Besser and Joe DeRita as solo comedians prior to joining the Stooges; several of these solo films are remakes of Stooge films.

Volume One: 1934–1936[edit]

The film's original release date is listed next to the title.

1934[edit]

1935[edit]

1936[edit]

Volume Two: 1937–1939[edit]

1937[edit]

1938[edit]

1939[edit]

Volume Three: 1940–1942[edit]

1940[edit]

1941[edit]

1942[edit]

Volume Four: 1943–1945[edit]

1943[edit]

1944[edit]

1945[edit]

Volume Five: 1946–1948[edit]

1946[edit]

1947[edit]

1948[edit]

Volume Six: 1949–1951[edit]

1949[edit]

1950[edit]

1951[edit]

Volume Seven: 1952–1954[edit]

1952[edit]

1953[edit]

1954[edit]

Volume Eight: 1955–1959[edit]

1955[edit]

1956[edit]

1957[edit]

1958[edit]

1959[edit]

Rare Treasures from the Columbia Pictures Vault[edit]

3-DVD set of bonus material released with Ultimate Collection box set, focusing on solo films featuring Shemp Howard, Joe Besser and Joe DeRita. Also included were animated cartoons featuring the Stooges.

Disc One[edit]

Feature films starring the Three Stooges[edit]

Columbia Cartoons featuring the Three Stooges[edit]

  • Bon Bon Parade (1935)
  • Merry Mutineers (1936)
  • A Hollywood Detour (1942)

Disc Two[edit]

Columbia Films shorts featuring/starring Shemp Howard[edit]

  • Home on the Rage (1938)
  • Glove Slingers (1939)
  • Money Squawks (1939)
  • Boobs in the Woods (1940)
  • Pleased to Mitt You (1940)
  • Pick a Peck of Plumbers (1944) (partial remake of A Plumbing We Will Go)
  • Open Season for Saps (1944) (remake of Charley Chase's initial Columbia short The Grand Hooter)
  • Off Again, On Again (1945) (remake of Charley Chase's Time Out for Trouble)
  • Where the Pest Begins (1945)
  • A Hit with a Miss (1945) (remake of Punch Drunks)
  • Mr. Noisy (1946) (remake of Charley Chase's The Heckler)
  • Jiggers, My Wife (1946)
  • Society Mugs (1946) (remake of Termites of 1938)
  • Bride and Gloom (1947) (remake of Charley Chase's The Awful Goof)

Disc Three[edit]

Columbia Films shorts starring Joe Besser[edit]

  • Waiting in the Lurch (1949)
  • Dizzy Yardbird (1950)
  • Fraidy Cat (1951) (remake of Dizzy Detectives)
  • Aim, Fire, Scoot (1952) (remake of Boobs in Arms)
  • Caught on the Bounce (1952)
  • Spies and Guys (1953)
  • The Fire Chaser (1954) (remake of Waiting in the Lurch)
  • G.I. Dood It (1955) (remake of Dizzy Yardbird)
  • Hook A Crook (1955) (remake of Fraidy Cat and Dizzy Detectives)
  • Army Daze (1956) (remake of Aim, Fire, Scoot and Boobs in Arms)

Columbia Films shorts starring Joe DeRita[edit]

References[edit]