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#1 of 231 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted April 02 2007 - 10:25 AM

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No details as yet, except the $64.92 price.

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#2 of 231 OFFLINE   Jonathan Peterson

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Posted April 02 2007 - 10:57 AM

Cool, this should contain the first two color special shorts. I can't wait.

#3 of 231 OFFLINE   Garysb

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Posted April 02 2007 - 11:17 AM

As it is priced the same as the Looney Tunes sets, I hope the extras are as good and that it contains 60 cartoons.

#4 of 231 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted April 02 2007 - 11:21 AM

I grew up on Popeye as a kid, but geesh these toons are expensive.
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#5 of 231 OFFLINE   Jaime_Weinman

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Posted April 02 2007 - 11:22 AM

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As it is priced the same as the Looney Tunes sets, I hope the extras are as good and that it contains 60 cartoons.

It does, according to Jerry Beck.

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The first sixty Fleischer cartoons (in release order), including POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS SINDBAD THE SAILOR and POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS ALI BABA’S FORTY THEIVES, all restored from the original negatives. All Paramount titles restored... Four discs, over five hours worth of bonus materials, including audio commentaries by the likes of Mark Kausler, John K., Eric Goldberg, Leslie Cabarga, etc. (yes, and me too!).


#6 of 231 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted April 02 2007 - 11:35 AM

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I grew up on Popeye as a kid, but geesh these toons are expensive.

Different opinions are sure to abound, but at ~$1 a short for full retail price I find it a great deal. The money spent to restore films that are 70 years old is worth the price from my point of view.

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#7 of 231 OFFLINE   pitchman

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Posted April 02 2007 - 11:43 AM

If Warners does the same kind of restoration on these that they did for the Fleischer Superman cartoons, this should be a STELLAR set! Posted Image
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#8 of 231 OFFLINE   Roger Rollins

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Posted April 02 2007 - 11:47 AM

MAGNIFICENT!

#9 of 231 OFFLINE   RoyM

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Posted April 02 2007 - 11:52 AM

Does anyone know how many original Popeye shorts there are altogether? And how many volumes will Warners need to cover all of them?

#10 of 231 OFFLINE   WadeM

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Posted April 02 2007 - 02:51 PM

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Does anyone know how many original Popeye shorts there are altogether? And how many volumes will Warners need to cover all of them?

According to Jerry Beck here: http://www.animation....php?t3037.html

he says that it will take 2 volumes to cover all of the Fleischer shorts, and both volumes are coming out this year. The Famous Studios shorts will be released in 2008.

I guess this means I can do away with my Thunderbean DVD.. and I hope they include the same interviews with the voice talents behind the cartoons.

BTW, does this mean that Warners owns Betty Boop? Hopefully we can see some of her cartoons next! (Besides her being in the first Popeye cartoon)

#11 of 231 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted April 02 2007 - 03:16 PM

Buying on release date, putting on Christmas lists. Posted Image

Also, that's awesome cover artwork!

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BTW, does this mean that Warners owns Betty Boop? Hopefully we can see some of her cartoons next! (Besides her being in the first Popeye cartoon)

They're part of the Republic library, owned by Paramount, licensed to Lionsgate for DVD. I really wish that Paramount and Lionsgate would license them to Criterion. They've never released animation on DVD (and only one laserdisc, Akira) and I think they would be able to do an equally great job as Warners.

#12 of 231 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted April 02 2007 - 03:31 PM

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#13 of 231 OFFLINE   Joe Lugoff

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Posted April 02 2007 - 04:58 PM

Wait a minute -- these won't be colorized, will they?

#14 of 231 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted April 02 2007 - 06:35 PM

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Wait a minute -- these won't be colorized, will they?


Somehow I doubt Warner Bros. would be spending money on restoring 16mm Ektachrome color reversal masters from 1988.

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Posted April 02 2007 - 06:42 PM

Been waiting for this for years now! Very glad it will be done right.


#16 of 231 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted April 02 2007 - 11:09 PM

Very cool. Posted Image A must have for me.
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#17 of 231 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted April 03 2007 - 12:25 AM

Release of the year, perhaps?

I cannot wait for these toons. I haven't seen the majority of them since I was a kid, but all of them have had a lasting impact. I would take these over most of the Looney Tunes anyday.

Come on Paramount, get yer head of yer ass and give us "Betty Boop"!!!

#18 of 231 OFFLINE   Charles Ellis

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Posted April 03 2007 - 01:05 AM

I hope the original credits will be restored ( no more "AAP", please!). I also grew up on the B/W Fleischer shorts, and this may be a must-buy for me!
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#19 of 231 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted April 03 2007 - 01:23 AM

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Wait a minute -- these won't be colorized, will they?

What made you think that? You can see b&w screenshots in one of the ads above.

#20 of 231 OFFLINE   Ken_McAlinden

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Posted April 03 2007 - 01:27 AM

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I hope the original credits will be restored ( no more "AAP", please!)....
Jerry Beck's announcement says "All Paramount titles restored."

If this volume contains 60 shorts on four discs, that would leave 48 more Fleischer Popeyes for the next volume.


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