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Popeye the Sailor - Volume 1: 1933-1938---July 31!!!!!

Old 07-31-07, 10:58 PM
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My best buy had at least 10 to 15 tins. I picked up one. Pretty expensive, but I'm a sucker for a sweet looking tin.
Old 07-31-07, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k
Hmmm, I thought they were $60/$45.

Are you saying that they are $45/$30 this week?
No, they are $45/$45.

The tin is not extra. Not this week anyway.
Old 08-01-07, 01:28 AM
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Well most posts seem to be about the tin, I love what's within!
The shorts are nice and clean and the extras are great. Not as intense as those looney toons sets, but still a lot of cool documentaries. Waiting for Volume 2...

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Old 08-01-07, 01:37 AM
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anyone know how many volumes there will be?
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Inside the tin, is the set still sealed in plastic and have the UPC?
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Originally Posted by dizzlle01
anyone know how many volumes there will be?
There are 108 Fleischer shorts and 125 Famous Studio shorts. With those numbers and 60 shorts covered, I'm guessing there'll be around 4 volumes, with the next, due in November, finishing up the Fleisher ones.

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Inside the tin, is the set still sealed in plastic and have the UPC?
Inside the tin, the set is not sealed, but does have a unique UPC.
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Costco by me had the non-tin for 38.99.
Old 08-01-07, 06:49 AM
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I picked the tin up yesterday and my bestbuy only had 5. Only 1 of them was almost mint. They seem to be just like the disney tins and are very sensitive. I can't wait to watch this!
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Did anyone else notice the trailer for "The Smurfs, Season 1" on Disc 4 of this set? Has this been announced elsewhere, because I can't find any information on it.
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I watched the first five shorts, and the Vault shorts from the first disk. The first Popeyes had the characters down pat. They were well drawn, and very funny. The Vault shorts are from 1909-1911, and clearly influenced by Winsor McCay. We thought they were really cool.

But why would I want to buy the other sets? I'm not a completist. The Famous Studios cartoons were awful. Since Warner is releasing the sets in chronological order, it looks like I have all the good material here.
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Nick - the shorts just before and during the war were also quite good. There were some classics from that era.
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They better finish releasing this series.
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I really wish I had kept my copy of "Of Mice and Magic" from college.

Anyway, what is the story with the Famous Studio cartoons, or the other 48 Fleisher shorts? Is there a noticeable drop in quality? Is Volume 1 really the cream of the crop?
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Originally Posted by rmick
I really wish I had kept my copy of "Of Mice and Magic" from college.

Anyway, what is the story with the Famous Studio cartoons, or the other 48 Fleisher shorts? Is there a noticeable drop in quality? Is Volume 1 really the cream of the crop?
Vol 1 is the cream of the crop, but Vol 2 is going to be darned close. Some of the best Popeye cartoons came out before and during the war.

For the rest of the 40's and into the 50's there was a slow decline in quality. Every now and then another great cartoon would pop up, but most of the best were made between 1935 and 1945.
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Does anybody know at which episode the second, more well known voice actor for Popeye takes over?
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Originally Posted by bluetoast
Does anybody know at which episode the second, more well known voice actor for Popeye takes over?
King of the Mardis Gras

From Wikipedia.
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Ah thanks man.

Now time to explore some of my old Popeye videos, to explore later shorts, and comparison.

Edit: Anger...rising...after watching, VCR rewound too fast and the tape won't play anymore.

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anyone see any reviews for this? will there be one here? i must admit i have never seen any of these, but from the talk am interested. i don't know how i can judge if i would like these. i mean i like Popeye and did watch the cartoons that were more recent...
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If you enjoyed any Popeye you can't go wrong with this set. This is like winning the Popeye lotto.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
anyone see any reviews for this? will there be one here? i must admit i have never seen any of these, but from the talk am interested. i don't know how i can judge if i would like these. i mean i like Popeye and did watch the cartoons that were more recent...
imho, for those who saw any of these when they were growing up (they were on frequently when I was a kid in the 70's-early 80's), it's a no brainer. My daughter (11 years old) was laughing more often than not. Warner has done really nice work with this set. Some out there may not care for cartoons that are black and white, but to me at least, they are timeless. No regrets here and the Best Buy tin is nice too. I look forward to the next set of Popeye released by Warner.
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hopefully best buy releases the rest ofthe volum of popeye in the tins so they can match on the shelves
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I watched the first disc and its excellent so far.
Old 08-03-07, 08:43 AM
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My nine-year-old nephew loves these 1930s B&W shorts. We went through Disc One in two sittings. He said he saw "colored" Popeye on TV on Boomerang and likes B&W more
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One minor complaint I have with Warner is that they rarely include any sort of gallery of posters/artwork in the content of their DVDs, particularly old stuff such as this.

In the featurette on the music heard in Popeye, some graphic art (either posters for the shorts or sheet music covers, not sure which) is very briefly shown (and just a couple). I loves seein' that stuff. What a tease. More please!

But I do love this set.
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