Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (Remastered Deluxe Edition)
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Skip the chocolates this holiday…instead, grab a handful of Peanuts! Re-mastered with an updated look that still maintains the integrity and feel of a true Peanut's classic, Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown is packaged with two additional episodes and a bonus featurette making it a truly special offering. The Peanuts gang brings sweetness to matters of the heart. Will Schroeder ever notice Lucy? Will Linus find a Valentine gift for his favorite teacher? What about Charlie Brown? Aside from his continual fear of approaching the Little Red-Haired Girl, will he ever be confident enough to connect with that football? Whether you are a Peanuts fan or not, the affection and nostalgia the gang offers with Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown; bonus episodes It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown and You're in Love, Charlie Brown, and the special documentary featurette, Unlucky in Love: An Unrequited Love Story will warm you like Linus's blanket. Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown originally aired on January 28th, 1975 and was nominated for an Emmy Award. It was later re-mastered in 2008.]]>
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The 2008 remastered DVD has the two additional specials that were on the previous DVD, You're in Love, Charlie Brown (1967), in which our hero tries to meet the little red-haired girl, and It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown (1977), a vastly more complex production that has two focuses for CB: win the big football even though Lucy keeps pulling the ball away, and escort--and kiss--the little red-haired girl to the homecoming ball. New for 2008 is a 15-minute featurette on the theme of unrequited love in the "Peanuts" world, with interviews of the Schulz family, Lee Mendelson, and others. --David Horiuchi
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The second special on the disc is "You're in Love, Charlie Brown". The school year is quickly approaching the end of the year and Charlie Brown finds himself head over heals in love with the cute little red-haired girl in his class. He fights to overcome his shyness to speak with the girl before the school year ends because after that, he won't be able to see her until the fall.
The third and final special on the DVD is "It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown". This time it's October and the school is gearing up for the big homecoming game and dance. During the homecoming parade, Charlie Brown is informed by Linus that he's going to be the queen's escort at the dance and he will have to kiss her on the cheek. The Queen is none other than the little red-haired girl and Charlie Brown finds himself more nervous than he's ever been before. Of course, before the homecoming dance there's the big homecoming football game.Read more ›
The disc starts off with "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown," which first aired in 1975. Valentine's Day is coming, and the gang's getting excited. Charlie Brown is hoping for lots of Valentines this year. Linus has a crush on his teacher and buys her a box of chocolate which Sally thinks is for her. And in the middle of all this, Snoopy puts on a special Pawpet Theater show involving love. Frankly, I found this story to be a little depressing, even for Peanuts and was surprised that The Little Red Haired Girl didn't even get mentioned.
Next comes 1967's "You're in Love, Charlie Brown." It's two days before school lets out for the summer, and Charlie Brown is trying to work up the nerve to talk to The Little Red Haired Girl. This is affecting every aspect of his life, leading to some embarrassing moments and potentially the worst last school day ever. This short was filled with the humor and warmth I usually associate with Peanuts.
The final selection is "It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown," from 1977. Charlie Brown is shocked to learn that part of his duties during Homecoming is to dance with the Homecoming Queen after kissing her. And the queen is none other then The Little Red Haired Girl, whose name we learn is Heather. But first, he must do his job as punter in the homecoming football game. This would be easy, except guess who's holding the football! This sweet story brought a smile to my face with the ending.
As with other Peanuts DVD's the three programs are the heart and sole of the disc. There is a computer game for another movie, and that's all. Still, the programs are ultimately what I bought it for. The picture is clear and sharp.Read more ›
First on the disc is "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown", and this may be the one that most people are familiar with. It is almost Valentine's Day and everyone is looking forward to the day. Charlie Brown brings a briefcase with him to school because he believes this is the day that he will get mounds of valentine's cards. Linus buys a big box of chocolates for his teacher and hopes to give it to her. Sally is waiting for a valentine from Linus. Lucy wants one from Schroeder (who would presumably want one from Beethoven). The theme of Peanuts, unfortunately is unrequited love, so nobody gets what they want. Charlie Brown is so desperate for a valentine that he is willing to take a used card with the original name scratched out because Patty felt bad when nobody gave poor Charlie Brown a valentine. This is the best episode of the disc.
The second episode is "You're in Love, Charlie Brown". This episode takes Charlie Brown on the last two days of the school year and he is trying to work up his nerve to talk to the Little Red Haired Girl. He talks to Linus and complains but he never can quite work up his nerve. Once again, we have the sadness of Charlie Brown not achieving his dreams, but the episode ends on a high note. When Charlie Brown finally decides that he is going to talk to the Little Red Haired Girl, he misses the opportunity in the press of students as school ends.Read more ›
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Awesome my friends Autistic boy loves it! it came in a timely manor, and in excellent condition!Published 6 days ago by barry myers
Great little set of 3 Valentines Movies. Perfect for our Valentine celebration with the grandsPublished 21 days ago by Sandypit
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