« Last post by Squirrelbait on September 25, 2017, 11:27:54 PM »
Huge thanks, Squirrelbait for your full listing of all The Three Stooges Shemp Howard featured Columbia Shorts released on VHS!
Here's my revised listing, below.
With Jerome "Curly" Howard (1934 - 1947):
Shorts (001 - 097) -
Everything from The Three Stooges Columbia debut WOMAN HATERS (1934) through HALF-WITS HOLIDAY (1947)
Features (To Be Determined#) -
With Shemp Howard (1947 - 1956):
Shorts (098 - 173, With some exclusions, including his final 174 COMMOTION ON THE OCEAN (1956)!) -
54 of 77 Shorts (Including 2 of the"Fake Shemps") from Shemp's Columbia Stooges debut, FRIGHT NIGHT (1947) through SCHEMING SCHEMERS (1956)
Features (None Made At Columbia) -
With Joe Besser (1957 - 1959):
Shorts (None*) -
0 of 16 Shorts
With "Curly" Joe DeRita (1959 - 1965):
All of The Three Stooges Columbia Features from 1959 onward, including
HAVE ROCKET, WILL TRAVEL (1959)
THE THREE STOOGES MEET HERCULES (1962)
THE THREE STOOGES IN ORBIT (1962)
THE THREE STOOGES GO 'ROUND THE WORLD IN A DAZE (1963)
THE OUTLAWS IS COMING (1965)
# Is it safe to assume that none of the Curly featured Three Stooges Feature Length appearances were ever released on VHS?
* Stoogearchy seriously came into play on the VHS format regarding Joe Besser's complete exclusion, no doubt!
By my count, Columbia issued 45 VHS cassettes with 3 Three Stooges shorts on each, comprising 135 shorts total.
P.S. Dare I ask what other Columbia shorts (Besides RUMPUS IN THE HAREM (1956)) and features were issued to Laserdisc?
My pleasure, Tony!
Yes, your calculations are correct. There were 45 Columbia tapes in total, and I've still got almost all of them. If you're interested in Laserdisc, this site has an excellent videography that chronicles all of these types of releases over the years. Have a look!
By the way, it looks like 'My Sister Eileen' was released on VHS in 1982, and on Laserdisc as well. Just a heads up!