Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is releasing two new sets of Three Stooges shorts, but is also experimenting with a new colorization technique on the sets.
Goofs on the Loose
Men in Black (1934) Calling Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard.
Three nitwits take medical malpractice to a whole new level in this Oscar nominated short subject.
The Sitter Downers (1937) A sit-down strike not only wins three imbeciles the girls of their dreams, but a prefabricated cottage complete with wifely ultimatum: no house, no honeymoon!
Punch Drunks (1934) Whenever Curly hears “Pop Goes the Weasel,” he
turns into a fighting madman, so Moe promotes him into the next heavyweight
champion of the world.
Playing the Ponies (1937) You can lead a horse to water and make him drink if you feed him chili pepperinos, as the Stooges do to a broken-down nag, turning him into the thirstiest – and fastest – racehorse on the planet.
Stooged and Confoosed
Violent is the Word for Curly (1938) Class is in session at the
exclusive Mildew College for women, where Professors Howard, Fine and
Howard teach the shapely student body their famous nonsense song, “Swinging
You Natzy Spy! (1940) The King of Moronica is overthrown, and three
paperhangers are chosen to take his place: Dictator Hailstone, Field
Marshal Gallstone and Minister of Propaganda Pebble.
No Census, No Feeling (1940) Three gung-ho census-takers let nothing stand in their way of an accurate count, whether it be crashing a fancy bridge party, spiking drinks with Alum or invoking a riot at a professional football game.
An Ache in Every Stake (1941) When three icemen agree to help Mrs.
Lawrence prepare a fancy birthday party, their particular specialty – an
exploding, gas-filled cake-goes off with a bang.
Columbia TriStar is also touting the discs as the first to feature a new colorization process that creates more accurate colorization than past techniques. But don’t worry, the original black and white version will be on the discs as well.
Both sets will be available on August 10th with a $24.95 suggested retail price. A two pack will be available for $44.95.