Warner Archive Press Release: Popeye The Sailor: The 1940s Volume 3 (Blu-ray)

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POPEYE THE SAILOR: THE 1940s-VOLUME 3 (1948-1949)
Run Time 121:00
Subtitles English SDH
Sound Quality DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English
Aspect Ratio 1.37:1, 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
Product Color COLOR
Disc Configuration BD 50

Prepare for 17 newly presented adventures featuring our favorite spinach-eating sailor man and his lovely leading lady, Olive Oyl. This set finishes out Popeye’s second decade of screen stardom with cartoons originally released to movie theaters in 1948 and 1949. Providing more globe-trotting and time-traveling adventures, the cartoons have been restored to look their lavish best utilizing the techniques of three classic color systems.
The Polacolor process was a short-lived 3-strip technique designed to be an alternative to Technicolor®. The studio gave it a try on a group of cartoons produced during this period, and the results are particularly striking – with fresh restorations that now show their proper, vibrant hues.
In these cartoons, Popeye and Olive travel back to prehistoric times, ancient Greece and the Sherwood Forest. They visit Plymouth Rock and the Old West, then battle assorted baddies in the Egyptian desert, the freezing Arctic and the Ozarks. Of course, Bluto is back as Popeye’s number-one nemesis, tackling the sailor man as a rival lumberjack, a fanatic flying ace and a lecherous vaudeville hypnotist.
But that’s not all. Popeye also has his fists full with a pair of pet dogs, irritating houseflies and a quartet of spinach-hating, sound-alike nephews. He ultimately meets his match when Olive decides to throw her hat in the ring and makes a run for U.S. president!
Hilarious sight gags, gorgeous cartoon art and more action-packed goodness from the golden age of animation: Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 3 will leave you rooting – and toot-tooting – for more!

Collection includes:
Olive Oyl for President
Wigwam Whoopee
Pre-Hysterical Man
Popeye Meets Hercules
A Wolf in Sheik’s Clothing
Spinach vs Hamburgers
Snow Place Like Home
Robin Hood-Winked
Symphony in Spinach
Popeye’s Premiere
Lumberjack and Jill
Hot Air Aces
A Balmy Swami
Tar with a Star
Silly Hillbilly
Barking Dogs Don’t Fite
The Fly’s Last Flight

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100 Comments

  1. Still waiting for the three special double-length Popeye's, which are gorgeous and which contain extensive use of multi-plane-like dimensional techniques. A lot of effort and quality in these.:

    POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS SINDBAD THE SAILOR
    POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES
    ALADDIN AND HIS WONDERFUL LAMP

  2. Dick

    Still waiting for the three special double-length Popeye's, which are gorgeous and which contain extensive use of multi-plane-like dimensional techniques. A lot of effort and quality in these.:

    POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS SINDBAD THE SAILOR
    POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES
    ALADDIN AND HIS WONDERFUL LAMP

    The last two-reeler, ALADDIN, I don't believe uses the table-top animation technique, but it's still wonderful.

  3. Ronald Epstein

    Question…

    Which era of Popeye cartoons were shown on TV when we were growing up?

    Those who lived in NYC would remember them on WPIX Channel 11.

    The opening credits had the cabin doors that opened and shut.

    The shorts with the cabin doors are the Fleischer shorts from the 1930s.

    I never watched on WPIX but I used to see the Popeye Show on KTLA 5 from Los Angeles. It was a 2 hour block on Sunday mornings, and alternated nicely between the Fleischers’ and Famous Studios shorts. The host was Tom Hatton, a raconteur and talented artist. Hatton provided background information on the cartoons and occasionally had guests in the studio. He would often create wonderful sketches on the spot while he was talking about the shorts. Does anyone else remember this show?

  4. Robert Crawford

    Warner must have been happy with the units sold of the last volume.

    If memory serves the dialogue on Popeye ten years ago was that they were more or less contractually obligated to get the whole series out, fully restored and chronological. Speculation here but it would seem WAC allows that obligation to resume, and I expect they will move through the series now with little delay. Even the press releases seem to emphasize a certain intent on getting them done.

    Either way, for what it's worth, I never bought the line about these Blu-rays needing to sell like hotcakes. 😉

    Happy for Volume 3!

  5. I would be shock if Warner didn't have an out if these Blu-rays didn't sell well enough as corporations always protects themselves when it comes to what "if" situations. Who ever suggested selling like "hot cakes"? There is a difference in what I stated and selling like "hot cakes".

  6. Jerry Beck was giving a really hard push when the first BD came out last year. Big fan of his but I was a little put off.

    I'm sure they could back out if circumstances dictate, like the recession, but it doesn't seem likely at this point. My spidey sense tells me they have an end in sight. Just a guess though.

  7. Timothy E

    The shorts with the cabin doors are the Fleischer shorts from the 1930s.

    I never watched on WPIX but I used to see the Popeye Show on KTLA 5 from Los Angeles. It was a 2 hour block on Sunday mornings, and alternated nicely between the Fleischers’ and Famous Studios shorts. The host was Tom Hatton, a raconteur and talented artist. Hatton provided background information on the cartoons and occasionally had guests in the studio. He would often create wonderful sketches on the spot while he was talking about the shorts. Does anyone else remember this show?

    I remember…a SQUIGGLE. A kid from the audience would draw one and Hatton would draw something from it. He was a good artist, to this kid at least. I think his daily show ran in the afternoons after school. There was another one called the Skipper Frank Show and one with Jimmy Weldon and not sure what stations they ran on, probably 11 and 13. Not sure what cartoons they showed, if any.

  8. Dick

    Still waiting for the three special double-length Popeye's, which are gorgeous and which contain extensive use of multi-plane-like dimensional techniques. A lot of effort and quality in these.:

    POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS SINDBAD THE SAILOR
    POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES
    ALADDIN AND HIS WONDERFUL LAMP

    Hopefully these will be ported over to a future BD. They were already restored in HD for the old DVD sets. It would be really nice to have them.

  9. I'll either get this from Best Buy, which was where i got the second volume from, or Deepdiscount as Wal-mart and amazon are way too late with posting these releases and has there been an official release date for Volume 3 as I didn't spot that info anywhere in the press release and I asked the Archives about it but haven't heard from them via Facebook as of this writing.

  10. RICK BOND

    Nice Surprise ! I was expecting Popeye Vol.3 in December. Maybe now we will have Vol.4 in December 1950 to 1951 16 more shorts ! : )

    Rick, no release date has been specified for Volume 3 as of this posting but if I come across that info or if Ronald has that handy, then we'll make sure to post it on here. I'm most definitely looking forward to this.

  11. I'm also figuring on the 1950s sets, there would be either 3 or maybe 4 more volumes totals on average releasing of 15-17 cartoons per two year increments to officially complete the series, so if they go that route, this should actually get done by next year sometime, maybe around the fall or for sure by the holidays a year from now, if released once every three or four months max time.

  12. rmw650

    I'll either get this from Best Buy, which was where i got the second volume from, or Deepdiscount as Wal-mart and amazon are way too late with posting these releases and has there been an official release date for Volume 3 as I didn't spot that info anywhere in the press release and I asked the Archives about it but haven't heard from them via Facebook as of this writing.

    If you have 2 or 3 titles you want I'd also suggest checking Bullmoose.com.
    A small indie store in Maine/NH who has a rather loyal following.
    They have solid preorder prices on WAC and good track record at shipping items on time plus in interesting Frequent Flyer point system

    Free Shipping at $30 (actually a little less than $30 )
    No sales tax unless you live in Maine.

    Most people in NH/Maine know the store and shop at their B&M if possible. They are one of the few stores that carry most of the WAC in store.

    A few current prices
    Popeye v2 15.97
    Thin Man 19.97 (pretty common price for newer release 21.99 MSRP WAC titles)
    Jetsons 21.97
    The Stand 21.97

    I suggest ignoring the header than all the ALLIED VAUGHN discs carry which appears to a template
    " MADE ON DEMAND
    This Item Is Made On Demand: Could Take 2-3 Weeks For Delivery"

    The listing usually tells whether it's In Stock or backorder/ Coming soon —
    I think in general they don't charge CC until teh item ships and I'm 95% sure they split shipments if you order instock and preorder mixed orders

  13. David Norman

    If you have 2 or 3 titles you want I'd also suggest checking Bullmoose.com.
    A small indie store in Maine/NH who has a rather loyal following.
    They have solid preorder prices on WAC and good track record at shipping items on time plus in interesting Frequent Flyer point system

    Free Shipping at $30 (actually a little less than $30 )
    No sales tax unless you live in Maine.

    Most people in NH/Maine know the store and shop at their B&M if possible. They are one of the few stores that carry most of the WAC in store.

    A few current prices
    Popeye v2 15.97
    Thin Man 19.97 (pretty common price for newer release 21.99 MSRP WAC titles)
    Jetsons 21.97
    The Stand 21.97

    I suggest ignoring the header than all the ALLIED VAUGHN discs carry which appears to a template
    " MADE ON DEMAND
    This Item Is Made On Demand: Could Take 2-3 Weeks For Delivery"

    The listing usually tells whether it's In Stock or backorder/ Coming soon —
    I think in general they don't charge CC until teh item ships and I'm 95% sure they split shipments if you order instock and preorder mixed orders

    David, I know all about them and they actually have some pretty decent prices for DVDs and Blu-Rays as well and shipping is reasonable to boot so i also recommend them too for getting new releases and the like.

  14. rmw650

    I'm also figuring on the 1950s sets, there would be either 3 or maybe 4 more volumes totals on average releasing of 15-17 cartoons per two year increments to officially complete the series, so if they go that route, this should actually get done by next year sometime, maybe around the fall or for sure by the holidays a year from now, if released once every three or four months max time.

    Of course, I don't know what their plans are (maybe they don't either) but when Sony released the chronological Three Stooges shorts, they did them in sets of 2 DVDs covering three calendar years. But when they got to 1955, they put all of 1955-1959 in one box since it encompassed the last Shemp shorts, the majority of which were remakes, and the final set of shorts with Joe Besser.

    Maybe the later 1950s Popeyes could be handled like this, in a bigger set.

    It doesn't matter to me, as long as they all come out.

  15. I was addicted to Popeye as a child, and thought I basically memorized the cartoons. When they came out on disc, I bought all the official releases. As I watched the colour 1940s, I was waiting for a scene from one particular cartoon that I remembered well but it hasn’t appeared so far. I will describe it and hope you can identify it. If not, I am either confused, or crazy!

    Here it is: Popeye is on leave from World War II, (or he is returning from the war). He finds Olive and his nephews quite well adapted to life without him. She (á la Rosie the Riveter) drives by and the tires on her car have been replaced by spoked wheels with an old shoe attached to the end of each spoke. He says “gal durn rubber shortage”!

    I waited for this scene and have not seen it yet.

  16. TJPC

    I was addicted to Popeye as a child, and thought I basically memorized the cartoons. When they came out on disc, I bought all the official releases. As I watched the colour 1940s, I was waiting for a scene from one particular cartoon that I remembered well but it hasn’t appeared so far. I will describe it and hope you can identify it. If not, I am either confused, or crazy!

    Here it is: Popeye is on leave from World War II, (or he is returning from the war). He finds Olive and his nephews quite well adapted to life without him. She (á la Rosie the Riveter) drives by and the tires on her car have been replaced by spoked wheels with an old shoe attached to the end of each spoke. He says “gal durn rubber shortage”!

    I waited for this scene and have not seen it yet.

    That's "A Jolly Good Furlough", which is on the third volume of the black-and-white cartoons.

  17. Warner Bros. does the best job on giving us restored cartoons without scrubbing all the detail away like Disney. You can still see original artifacts and I love that. These are great cartoons — however — the black and white ones are a little edgier and for more adult audiences. It would be nice to see those as well — as well as the earlier color ones that are longer.

  18. I know they probably also have their supporters, but when did those “crappy” Popeye cartoons with very poor animation and Bluto being called “Brutus” begin? — 1960s? I remember even as a child thinking they were inferior, with animation more like “Baby Hewie”.

  19. TJPC

    I know they probably also have their supporters, but when did those “crappy” Popeye cartoons with very poor animation and Bluto being called “Brutus” begin? — 1960s? I remember even as a child thinking they were inferior, with animation more like “Baby Hewie”.

    I believe those came out in the 1960s as there is a Volume One of these shorts already out but that was released many a year or so ago…this is what I'm talking about…http://www.jobamov.com/Popeye-the-Sailor-The-1960s-Classics-Complete-Collection_p_624.html

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  20. OMG the crummy 60’s series was the one I watched every day.

    Every.
    Damned.
    Day.

    It was such a weird series. Super simplistic character models and very random plots. Popeye lost in a giant supermarket run by Brutus (not Bluto). Long stretches of Popeye holding the can of spinach in the air with rumbling music until something knocks it out of his hand. The use of a lot of the comic strip characters like Eugene the Jeep and Sea Hag was kinda cool, but the animation was terrible. However, this got me obsessed with Popeye as a kid. I still hum Brutus’ theme.

  21. As a kid of four or five years old, through at least 8 or 9 years old, my local station – a "satellite" of Syracuse NY's NBC outlet (Elmira wasn't a big enough city to support its "own" affiliate) allowed me to see Popeye… almost every day of the week. "Denny Sullivan's Cartoon Carnival" weekday late afternoons (I believe around 5pm); Salty Sam on Saturday mornings; likely a potpourri show on Sundays.

    55 years later, and I can remember seeing every one of these cartoons – WSYR had the AAP Fleischer / Famous package, along with the NTA Betty Boops, and the King Features made-for-TV, er, "masterpieces."

    Seeing the surrealistic Bettys at age 5 or so no doubt led to my loving the "out of the ordinary" shows like "I Dream of Jeanie" and "Star Trek" a few years later. The Boops were dropped from the station after a short time, and the Fleischer / Famous went away a little while later – but not before being burned so deeply into my head that there are no surprises as these packages come out – just pleasure for the "good" cartoons of seeing them again.

    For these current blu-ray releases, it's the first time I'm seeing them in color at all, but the black-and-white-transmission memories are still there: whether "Pop-Pie A La Mode" (yes, that was aired repeatedly), or the anticipated "…The Ace of Space" somewhere down the line. And yes, I too noticed the difference in quality between the theatrical shorts and the King Features latter-day films. Those '60s films I can be comfortable leaving in memory.

    Meanwhile, though I now recognize the change in character and production as we progress through the later 1940s into the '50s, I still relish the pleasure of a five to eight-year-old's enjoyment of cartoons!! – at the cusp of sixty years old.

  22. TJPC

    I know they probably also have their supporters, but when did those “crappy” Popeye cartoons with very poor animation and Bluto being called “Brutus” begin? — 1960s? I remember even as a child thinking they were inferior, with animation more like “Baby Hewie”.

    Yeah, there are actually some really good ones in there. You should check out the Warner Archive release.

  23. rmw650

    Even better, but still haven't seen it listed on any of the main shopping websites or WBSHOP.com as of this writing.

    https://www.deepdiscount.com/popeye-the-sailor-the-1940s-vol-3/883929692583

    If it's up on one ALLIANCE site, it should be up soon on B&N and the rest. Bullmoose is often a few days behind the ALLIANCE shops

    Actually all the September items appear to be up for order now if you want something to grab Free Shipping

  24. Well, at risk of stating the obvious — yesterday (i didn't check Monday) unless you want to specify preorder at a specific retailer but 2-3 weeks pre release is pretty common with many of the Allied Vaughn titles.

  25. David Norman

    https://www.deepdiscount.com/popeye-the-sailor-the-1940s-vol-3/883929692583

    If it's up on one ALLIANCE site, it should be up soon on B&N and the rest. Bullmoose is often a few days behind the ALLIANCE shops

    Actually all the September items appear to be up for order now if you want something to grab Free Shipping

    Interesting in that I see three separate listings for the Volume 3 edition without cover art to it, so not sure if those are just placeholders or when they'll decide to update said site to reflect a BD and DVD version like they have the other two previous volumes of The 1940s and there are also two different DVD listings of the same title with two different prices to boot….https://www.deepdiscount.com/search?mod=AV&q=popeye

  26. rmw650

    Interesting in that I see three separate listings for the Volume 3 edition without cover art to it, so not sure if those are just placeholders or when they'll decide to update said site to reflect a BD and DVD version like they have the other two previous volumes of The 1940s and there are also two different DVD listings of the same title with two different prices to boot….https://www.deepdiscount.com/search?mod=AV&q=popeye

    Usually I just Filter Warner Archives and BD then Newest first (or UPC if I'm just looking for a single item)
    Young Sheldon appears to have a dupe listing as well and none of those extras were there last night when I did my WAC search or even this morning. Don't know if those dead links mean getting ready to update.

    883929692583 is the Blu-ray — the middle item which appears active and has the order link.

    The 3rd item says DVD on my screen though it doesn't seem to go anywhere and I actually don't think there is even a DVD release scheduled
    The 1st doesn;t seem to go anywhere when you click either and just loops back to the same page.

    https://www.deepdiscount.com/search…t=Blu-ray#!?pagenum=1&sortby=AvailabledateNew

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  28. As much as we financially depend on our members ordering through the Amazon links, I would highly not recommend anyone preordering this or any WAC title from Amazon.

    It just won't arrive.

    You are better off ordering from BestBuy or DeepDiscount.

  29. Ronald Epstein

    As much as we financially depend on our members ordering through the Amazon links, I would highly not recommend anyone preordering this or any WAC title from Amazon.

    It just won't arrive.

    You are better off ordering from BestBuy or DeepDiscount.

    Speaking of Best Buy, it appears they're no longer carrying new Warner Archive titles. They didn't for August and so far I can't find them having pre-order links for September titles.

  30. Robert Crawford

    Speaking of Best Buy, it appears they're no longer carrying new Warner Archive titles. They didn't for August and so far I can't find them having pre-order links for September titles. Our retailer choices are dwindling before our eyes.:(

    It appears to be happening with Target too. What the hell is going on with Warner Archive titles and the retailer supply chain?

  31. Ronald Epstein

    I'll have to pose that question to George. Maybe this is an issue with Warner and not the retailers.

    Anyone know if DeepDiscount charges you immediately for preorders or at ship date?

    I wish you would as Barnes & Noble is another retailer not stocking these new pre-orders. Besides Deep Discount, I can't find a retailer that has any pre-order links for the upcoming WA titles. This is going to negatively affect the number of units sold for these BD titles.

  32. Give them time before drawing conclusions. B&N has the pre-order for The Jetsons still up (release date 9/10), it might be bit before Popeye Vol. 3, which's release date seems so randomly… quick, turns up.

  33. I agree. I don't think we need to rush to any conclusions yet. I mean, even the wbshop doesn't have any of the September pre-orders up (outside of The Jetsons, which has been up a few weeks). I know, Warner doesn't own that site anymore, but it still stands to reason that that site should have them available at least. So, until that site has them up (and this is hardly the first time this year they didn't get the next month's releases up until just about the tail end of the previous month, either).

  34. Agreed — B&N preorders on many things tends to take a bit longer to show up as Criterions often go up several days after DD and Amazon. Even Deep Discount's listing are at best incomplete

    Unless they've changed their relationship with ALLIANCE Ent I still think they'll show up after the Holiday weekend. WAC and the other pressed MOD lines have always shown up fairly late. Since Deep Discount which is fully run by ALLIANCE and isn't just an affiliate has these for order, I assume that means that Allied Vaughn and ALLIANCE haven't changed their deals.

    Not sure about BBY, but I'm pretty sure they are primarily supplied by AES though I think they have at least a passing relationship with the other wholesalers that are left though I'm not entirely sure who's left. I think Ingram bought the Media section of B&T who had been the other minor competitor and I know Ingram has been Target's main supplier for awhile. The remnants of Anderson I'm pretty sure was mainly absorbed into ALLIANCE

    MovieZyng which is essentially Allied Vaughn Direct doesn't have most of the newer September items up either. They have The Jetsons, The Letter, Lethal Weapon S3 and the 2 3D re-releases, but none of the others

    Same with Indie Bullmoose

  35. Ronald Epstein

    As much as we financially depend on our members ordering through the Amazon links, I would highly not recommend anyone preordering this or any WAC title from Amazon.

    It just won't arrive.

    You are better off ordering from BestBuy or DeepDiscount.

    That's what I was going to do Robert and I agree. I personally prefer going through Best Buy (they have always been great about ensuring delivery on release day). So far I haven't seen anything on their site.

  36. Robert Crawford

    Just about all of the retailers have The Jetsons except Best Buy. It doesn't hurt asking a question to Warner Archive regarding retailer availability. Wouldn't you guys want some clarification if you can get it?

    Believe me, I would like some clarification, as I'm less than thrilled Best Buy hasn't put up any of WAC's August releases (after I just started buying WAC titles through them). Still, I'm just saying that this isn't the first time this year that WAC titles have taken their time in being put up for pre-order, as I recall the April releases didn't show up too quickly (especially not on wbshop, where I had wanted, at the time, to pre-order Summer Stock when I bought some titles in their March 4for$44 sale, but that didn't happen).

  37. BobO’Link

    It's been my experience with DD that they only charge when something ships. If you order multiple titles and the order includes a pre-order, everything but the pre-order will charge and ship with the pre-ordered title(s) shipping separately and charged at that time.

    Thank you for that response.

    I like DD charging policy. I hate the fact that BB charges you immediately and as thus, I try not to preorder titles from them that are many weeks away.

  38. Astairefan

    Believe me, I would like some clarification, as I'm less than thrilled Best Buy hasn't put up any of WAC's August releases (after I just started buying WAC titles through them). Still, I'm just saying that this isn't the first time this year that WAC titles have taken their time in being put up for pre-order, as I recall the April releases didn't show up too quickly (especially not on wbshop, where I had wanted, at the time, to pre-order Summer Stock when I bought some titles in their March 4for$44 sale, but that didn't happen).

    As far as I can tell WAC hasn't post the last five announcements on the WB shop.

  39. Ronald Epstein

    Thank you for that response.

    I like DD charging policy. I hate the fact that BB charges you immediately and as thus, I try not to preorder titles from them that are many weeks away.

    Are you using a CC or Debit card at BBY? I;ve never had them charge in advance for a preorder and I preorder a fair amt of stuff from them,

    On my CC I get a preauth/temp for the full amt, but that falls off after a couple days like normal (I thought DD did the same). I don't get a final charge that posts on my account until after shipment. One nuisance some people do have is that every couple weeks on a long preorder BBY may ping you card again with a new temp (again falls off) — ? to see is still active When I had a BBY Store card or used a MBNA card I could see those, but I changed to a Citi BBY Visa a couple years ago (easy way to keep the BBY RZ Elite status since all purchased count toward the yearly required amt) and not just BBY purchases) and they don't show temp charges from any retailer though I can see the Credit Limit bounce

    For folks that use prepaid cards which have a longer hold period or esp if you tend to run toward the top of your credit limit or intentional use a card with a low ceiling , that can be a problem,

  40. Guys and gals, just an update as I have now seen a pre order link for this volume 3 on BN.com, Amazon.com, Deepdiscount.com but still nothing at Walmart, Best Buy or WBSHOP.com as of this writing, but IF I com across any updates, I'll be sure to let y'all know as I'm in for this title on DVD.

  41. Now that Amazon has shut down preorders

    For some love for the little guys
    https://www.bullmoose.com/search?q=883929692583&SC=1

    MovieZyng — essentially Allied Vaughn storefront which makes it 2 shades closer to WAC Direct than WBShop
    https://www.moviezyng.com/883929692583.aspx

    Zia Records another indie store in the Arizone/Las Vegas area and step brother to Bullmoose — totally unrelated,but both small indiendent with an online order service and apparently the websites were designed by the same person. Zia doesn't have as good a price as BM nor as big a following, but I think carries at least some WAC instore
    https://www.ziarecords.com/search?q=883929692583&SC=1

    Don't see anything at Amoeba
    Nothing at Oldies.com yet

    importcds — another branch of Alliance and half brother to DD
    https://www.importcds.com/popeye-the-sailor-the-1940s-volume-3/883929692583

    blowitoutahere — Alliance front with a popular Ebay store and often run 15-20% promotions. Less useful now that Ebay seems to have quit having those 15 and 20% codes every few weeks
    https://www.blowitoutahere.com/pope…ye-the-sailor-the-1940s-volume-3/883929692583

  42. rmw650

    Allow me to update this…Best Buy now has both versions available on their site…

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/popeye-the-sailor-the-1940s-volume-3-dvd/34741216.p?skuId=34741216
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/popeye-the-sailor-the-1940s-volume-3-blu-ray/34741225.p?skuId=34741225

    But they don't seem to have ALL the September WAC releases up yet, nor do they have the August releases yet. I hope that maybe tomorrow at the earliest we might find out what the situation is with Best Buy, anyways.

  43. Ronald Epstein

    You have to spend at least $25. I added POPEYE to my cart and I was charged shipping.

    Today? Maybe I misread the promotion, but I thought there was a Labor Day promotion with FS on all orders.

    I used an old account to sign in (no RZ status) and I'm not seeing a shipping charge for an $18 order and I went to the last checkout screen. I might suggest running the cart again and see if something has changed since you placed the order.
    Normal BBY FS is $35

    EDIT: went back and read the promo. FS for all MYBESTBUY members which mean you have to at least sign up for the Reward Zone status. It sounds like even with 0 points you should qualify

  44. David Norman

    Now that Amazon has shut down preorders

    For some love for the little guys
    https://www.bullmoose.com/search?q=883929692583&SC=1

    MovieZyng — essentially Allied Vaughn storefront which makes it 2 shades closer to WAC Direct than WBShop
    https://www.moviezyng.com/883929692583.aspx

    Zia Records another indie store in the Arizone/Las Vegas area and step brother to Bullmoose — totally unrelated,but both small indiendent with an online order service and apparently the websites were designed by the same person. Zia doesn't have as good a price as BM nor as big a following, but I think carries at least some WAC instore
    https://www.ziarecords.com/search?q=883929692583&SC=1

    Don't see anything at Amoeba
    Nothing at Oldies.com yet

    importcds — another branch of Alliance and half brother to DD
    https://www.importcds.com/popeye-the-sailor-the-1940s-volume-3/883929692583

    blowitoutahere — Alliance front with a popular Ebay store and often run 15-20% promotions. Less useful now that Ebay seems to have quit having those 15 and 20% codes every few weeks
    https://www.blowitoutahere.com/pope…ye-the-sailor-the-1940s-volume-3/883929692583

    David,

    So which of these would be fastest to receive The Jetsons Complete series blu-ray set? Or would that be the WB Shop?

    Thanks in advance for the info.

  45. Marsh

    David,

    So which of these would be fastest to receive The Jetsons Complete series blu-ray set? Or would that be the WB Shop?

    Thanks in advance for the info.

    Bullmoose would be my choice out of that group. B&N, but I wouldn't order until after release day so I could add a 15% off code. I never really expect release day delivery on these Allied Vaughn items. BBY would have been my 1st choice, but they don't appear to have The Jetsons. I can always find an extra item to get FS at Bullmoose and I've already got FS at BBY and B&N

    I never order from WBShop due to the $6 S&H fee for a single title — virtually nothing is worth that (tor me) and I'd rather wait a week if it comes down to it rather than pay $40 instead of $23.

    DiabolikDVD often ships things 7-10 days ahead of street ($5 flat rate shipping), but they only carry certain WAC items and I don't see any of the animated titles there.

  46. David Norman

    Bullmoose would be my choice out of that group. B&N, but I wouldn't order until after release day so I could add a 15% off code. I never really expect release day delivery on these Allied Vaughn items. BBY would have been my 1st choice, but they don't appear to have The Jetsons. I can always find an extra item to get FS at Bullmoose and I've already got FS at BBY and B&N

    I never order from WBShop due to the $6 S&H fee for a single title — virtually nothing is worth that (tor me) and I'd rather wait a week if it comes down to it rather than pay $40 instead of $23.

    DiabolikDVD often ships things 7-10 days ahead of street ($5 flat rate shipping), but they only carry certain WAC items and I don't see any of the animated titles there.

    David,

    Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.

    Marshall

  47. Ronald Epstein

    I'll have to pose that question to George. Maybe this is an issue with Warner and not the retailers.

    Anyone know if DeepDiscount charges you immediately for preorders or at ship date?

    Have you heard anything, out of curiosity?

  48. The bungling of Volume 2's release hasn't deterred people from ordering from Amazon apparently. It's currently at #111 for Movies and TV.

    I'm going to keep buying these until the end. The copies that Cartoon Network aired for years (and are on the Boomerang app now) are so terrible and faded that seeing them restored completely changes the viewing experience.

  49. Robert Crawford

    Amazon has dropped their pricing to $17.99, but, you might not get it until Christmas.:)

    This is for the Blu-Ray version at $17.99 but the regular DVD version is going for $19.99 versus Best Buy, which they're charging $17.99 for either version. Nothing posted to Walmart as of yet.

  50. Oh, I C. I am so into pre-orders lately that I have multiple Blus coming from all four Amazons and probably didn’t notice, since I am also way behind in viewing, though I did watch it first when it arrived.

  51. A review is up on Blu-Ray.Com

    https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Popeye-the-Sailor-The-1940s-Volume-3-Blu-ray/249232/

    One revelation: The negatives for one of the cartoons was partially missing, and the remainder was so badly damaged and faded that the whole cartoon was almost excluded from the set. WAC went to extremes to get the cartoon into a releasable state.

    That should be commended. You needn't look further than the Brothers Grimm thread to see what happens when original elements are too far gone for a release to be feasible.

  52. I'm looking at my Volume 3 Blu-ray right now and I'm too lazy to go downstairs to fetch the previous two volumes that are stored down there. Do they have the following disclaimer also on the back cover?

    "Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 3 Is Intended for the Adult Collector and May Not Be Suitable for Children"

  53. Robert Crawford

    I'm looking at my Volume 3 Blu-ray right now and I'm too lazy to go downstairs to fetch the previous two volumes that are stored down there. Do they have the following disclaimer also on the back cover?

    "Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 3 Is Intended for the Adult Collector and May Not Be Suitable for Children"

    Yes

  54. Robert Crawford

    I'm looking at my Volume 3 Blu-ray right now and I'm too lazy to go downstairs to fetch the previous two volumes that are stored down there. Do they have the following disclaimer also on the back cover?

    "Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 3 Is Intended for the Adult Collector and May Not Be Suitable for Children"

    That disclaimer has actually been on every Warner home video classic cartoon set since volume three of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection, including the three volumes of black-and-white Popeyes.

  55. Paul Penna

    That disclaimer has actually been on every Warner home video classic cartoon set since volume three of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection, including the three volumes of black-and-white Popeyes.

    That tells you how much I pay attention to what's written on the cover art. Frankly, I'm surprised I even noticed it today as I don't spend much time looking at the cover art at all.

  56. Perhaps this has already been answered in here….but I did not find it: How do the ARCHIVE COLLECTION differ from the 2 disc sets such as POPEYE THE SAILOR 1938 TO1940 (31 THEATRICAL SHORTS ON 2 DISCS-brown cover), and POPEYE THE SAILOR 1941 TO 1943 (32 THEATRICAL SHORT ON 2 DISCS-blue cpver), issued previously? Thank you.

  57. bob kaplan

    Perhaps this has already been answered in here….but I did not find it: How do the ARCHIVE COLLECTION differ from the 2 disc sets such as POPEYE THE SAILOR 1938 TO1940 (31 THEATRICAL SHORTS ON 2 DISCS-brown cover), and POPEYE THE SAILOR 1941 TO 1943 (32 THEATRICAL SHORT ON 2 DISCS-blue cpver), issued previously? Thank you.

    None of the cartoons on the Warner Archive Blu-Rays were on those earlier DVD sets, or ever issued officially on video at all.

  58. Richard V

    Well, I don't know why everyone says that it takes forever to get pre-orders from Amazon. I have never had that problem, and in fact have never had to wait over 1-2 days post release to receive my order.

    Because people are having their pre-orders delayed and you're one of the lucky ones that hasn't experienced that problem.

  59. Robert Crawford

    Because people are having their pre-orders delayed and you're one of the lucky ones that hasn't experienced that problem.

    OK, well, I guess I've been very lucky and hope that it holds up as I have 2 or 3 preorders coming out in the next week.

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