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Popeye (75th Anniversary Collector's Edition) (2004)

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3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Format: Animated, Box set, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, Enhanced, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: KOCH VISION
  • DVD Release Date: April 27, 2004
  • Run Time: 480 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001BFDK0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #262,180 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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56 of 63 people found the following review helpful
Attempting to capitalize on Popeye's 75th Anniversary, someone raided the old vaults at King Studios and rushed out this collection of misses.
If there is anyone who loves the 1960's era Popeye cartoons, and doesn't expect any picture/sound quality, then this is the motherlode.
While there are a few fun cartoons on here, they are few and far between. The price is not too high for 8 hours of Popeye. It is just too bad it is not 8 hours of glorious Fleischer Popeye.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great memories June 28, 2005
Finally I found it! The Popeye cartoons from WGN when I use to watch Bozo circus on TV. These cartoons, while not masterpieces like the old B&W Popeye cartoons from the 1930's, were part of my daily vewing when I came home from school. I just bought this video yesterday and showed them to my kids. They laughed hysterically! Money well spent!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Why not the ORIGINAL B & W Popeye? October 30, 2004
This is a great collection of the boring, flat(but colorful!) Popeye cartoons that were to come with the advent of television (and the corresponding notion that cartoons are only for kids and only for Saturday mornings). They are completely lacking the energy, imagination and eccentricity that made the early black and white cartoons so entertaining. Like the early Betty Boop cartoons of the same time period (though not quite so surreal), there seems to be a hidden beat that runs the length of each film: the characters, objects and backrounds are never actually static. You can actually run just about any pop music instead of the soundtrack and the films just about dance. I must admit that I also find Popeye's constant mumblings much more charming in these early toons: although he is much less intelligible, he is funnier and his whole nature seems more improvised rather than scripted. I wish some studio would shell out the bucks and buy the early stuff and remaster it. I have about 4 hours of these films on a bootleg VHS and they are AMAZING. Popeye deserves the treatment that Republic gave Betty Boop a few years back (although sadly, this same BB collection has yet to come out on DVD).
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
By J. Kim
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This was a great 3-CD set. It has about 85 different mini Popeye cartoons from the early 1960s. These were the cartoons you saw as a kid in the early morning or after school...not the ones you saw on Sundays with Tom Hattan. They usually showed these on t.v. with three episodes per half hour. I loved these cartoons..and with 85 cartoons on 3 was a great buy. I really wish Koch will come out with the rest of the 220+ mini episodes in the near future as well. Personally, I liked these Popeye cartoons better than the older "classic" ones as these are more comical and cartoon-y (simple animation) than those older ones. I was waiting a long time for these to come out on DVD and now I hope the rest of them will be out soon too. But if you're looking for those older Fleisher Popeye toons..go get the other DVDs and don't complain about this DVD set because there are many Popeye fans out there who like to watch these versions!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Mixed Bag March 10, 2004
Even though this DVD contains the limited animation made-for-TV cartoons from the 1960s, one can still find some entertaining and/or interesting films on it. Some use Segar's cast and/or are based on Segar stories (ex. Wimpy The Moocher, From Rags To Riches To Rags, Me Quest For Poopdeck Pappy). Some are Sagendorf-like (ex. Insultin' The Sultan). Some are pretty clever (ex. Egypt Us, Golden-Type Fleece). Some flirt briefly with the sort of romantic storylines that Famous Studios used to do (ex. Motor Knocks, My Fair Olive). Some would be exciting to young children (ex. Gem Jam, Giddy Gold). Some have interesting character designs (ex. Bulter Up, Coffee House, Barbecue For Two, Sea No Evil). BUT some of these cartoons are among the worst ever created (ex. Popeye And The Giant, Old Salt Tale)!! And most of the people who visit my Popeye fansite are asking for the Fleischer and the Famous Studios cartoons to be released. This ain't them! Still, it's a start. But come on, Warner Brothers and King Features Syndicate, release the theatrical cartoons already!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars misunderstood and misrepresented

After having read some reviews on here I will say I agree with those who are misled by the title. It does imply a kind of celebratory 'best of' for the occasion. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Andy J. Patterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless classics
I love this 1961 version of Popeyes,it was always a favorite in my 3years little girl loves it.The delivery was quick and it was in excellent. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Terry J. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny series
these are the ones I saw on saturday Mornings when I was A kid. I also watched the 30s ones as well. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Lita Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Treasure trove of 60s color Popeye!
For many Gen-Xers, their first encounter with Popeye was these kooky King Features color shorts from the early 60s. Read more
Published on January 18, 2012 by Winston Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Max Fleischer but not bad either
I have the Fleischer studios from 1933-43. They are excellent to say the least. This King Feature collection does not come close BUT it is a nice collection. Read more
Published on October 18, 2011 by Steve Bennetsen
2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting historically...
... that pretty much sums these up. As a big Popeye fan I knew I had to see these made-for-TV toons because they were such a big thing historically for the Popeye franchise. Read more
Published on August 18, 2011 by Rosewater
2.0 out of 5 stars pop in the eye!(75yrs.? col. ed.?)-no! its not...
too many lousy co. choices of the 85! eps.; i only mostly liked apx 15 eps. they left out--brutus as a jeannie, brutus ep where his theme is loud and continuous around a place of... Read more
Published on April 17, 2009 by John Lemoine
4.0 out of 5 stars Lighten up, people, it's great fun
I think this set has been unfairly maligned. Many of the critical reviews here complain that the cartoons aren't as good as the black & white Fleischer Studios' Popeye shorts. Read more
Published on January 18, 2009 by A. Gammill
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't Be Too Quick to Dismiss These
Animation connoisseurs love to beat up these early 60s made-for-TV Popeye cartoons as predictably, though perhaps with less cause, than Popeye himself loves to beat up anyone... Read more
Published on November 11, 2008 by Hans Christian Brando
4.0 out of 5 stars Small screen adventures of Popeye
Popeye the spinach-eating Sailor returned to the public eye on the small screen back in fall 1960 after 25 calendar years on the big screen(1933 to '57). Read more
Published on March 12, 2008 by andy8047
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