Of The Three Stooges, V. 1 - V.3
(1934 - 1945/Sony/Time Life DVD Set)/Peppa
Pig: Stars (2018/Fox
(2016 - 2018)/Top Wing
(2017 - 2018/both Nick Jr./Nickelodeon DVDs)
C+ Sound: C+ Extras: B/D/D/D Main Programs: B/C+/C+/C+
The new Stooges
DVD set can be ordered at...
latest mix of child/family titles includes a new favorite, some
animated specials, a new show and upgraded version of one of the most
successful series of live action comedy shorts ever made...
has decided to reissue their earliest Three
shorts only with the original trio as The
Best Of The Three Stooges, Volumes 1, 2 & 3
(1934 - 1945) through Time Life, re-offering the same transfers we
covered years ago. The DVD set's first volume combines the first
volume of the Collection
second volume from the Collection
series on the trio...
here combines V.3...
from that same series...
leaves a new Volume
5-DVD set for this new release that includes
Howard Comedy Shorts
(14 classics from the '30s & '40s); Joe
Besser Comedy Shorts
(10 side-splitters from the '40s & '50s), Joe
DeRita Comedy Shorts
(4 smackers from the '40s), Feature Films (The Three Stooges (2000,
Rocket, Will Travel;
Outlaws Is Coming
in the Rockies;
The Three Stooges Cartoons, including Bon
(1942, made before their hit 1960s animated TV show), as well as the
bonus 9-part documentary series "Hey
Moe! Hey Dad!,"
which takes fans behind the scenes with the family of The Three
Stooges as they share never-before-seen footage and photos. Booklets
are included in all three sets, so this is now the set fans will
up is Peppa
(2018) issued to apparently capitalize on the release of the First
man feature film without referencing it. 12 episodes are included,
though they all are not with a space theme, running around an hour
(the case fails to note running time) and it is another solid, basic,
passable installment in the single DVD series of the hit TV show seen
on the Nick Jr. cable network. Consistently child friendly and good,
but there should be more here.
same can be said of two new actual Nick Jr. Network-produced shows:
the three specials that make up Snow
(2016 - 2018) and Top
(2017 - 2018), a new series launched around the time of a very
had episodes of Nella,
put together for the winter holiday running a decent 92 minutes.
has 7 episodes running 93 minutes, so both offer more than Peppa,
but none of these releases have any extras and the actual Nickelodeon
shows are no better. Its up to the child viewer, we guess.
1.33 X 1 black & white image on the Stooges
shorts are the same good transfers as the older DVDs, but the quality
on many of the extras materials are as good, including some at an
anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 frame.
anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image on the child animated TV
series are on par with the Stooges
in quality, have good color and play just fine, as does their
adequate lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 mixes that tend to be child-safe and
laid back. The Stooges
shorts and older films are here in lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, but
some later programs actually offer lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 mixes.
ought to be Blu-ray candidates at some point.