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Popeye (75th Anniversary Collector's Edition)

3.2 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews

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POPEYE 75TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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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: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001BFDK0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,191 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Zack Davisson HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 31, 2004
Format: DVD
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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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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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 CDs..it 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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For many Gen-Xers, their first encounter with Popeye was these kooky King Features color shorts from the early 60s. You know--the ones where Popeye was sort of reimagined as a suburban everyman instead of a sailor? When these shorts would pop up in the local TV cartoon-rerun jukebox (in between Tom & Jerry, Roger Ramjet or Looney Toons) a cheer would literally erupt from the kids in the audience. The animation may be limited, the plots silly, but for the right audience this stuff is GOLD. You get three discs (all single sided) with 80+ cartoons total, each with opening and closing titles intact (remember the feather-pen writing out "The End" at the end of each short?) The DVD menu lists each short by name along with a screen cap of each short's title card. I don't know if any restoration was done, but all the shorts look bright and clean (at least as good or better than they looked back in the 70s). The box is a cardboard fold-out amaray style that fits inside a slipcase.
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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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