'Popeye the Sailor: 1941-1943, Vol. 3'
(2-Disc DVD / NR / 2008 / Warner Bros.)p>
Overview: "Popeye The Sailor 1941-1943 Volume 3" includes 32 (7-10 min.) original re-mastered and unedited theatrical black & white shorts on a 2-disc DVD collectable set. We find loveable Popeye is always ‘strong to the finish, ‘cause he eats all his spinach!’ when protecting his sweetie Olive Oyl, from Bluto, the local goon.
DVD Verdict: Popeye the Sailor was one of the most endearing and successful characters in animation history with a unique way of speaking, muscular forearms and ever-present corncob pipe. His strange, humorous and often supernatural adventures take him all over the world and place him in conflict with enemies such as the Sea Hag and Bluto.
This volume is an authorized edition from the original masters and includes loads of interviews and never-before-seen special features. But just a word of caution, these are from the wartime years and do contain non-politically correct wartime stereotypes. Anyway, this collection completes the Max Fleischer produced cartoons on disc 1 and some of disc 2. The Famous Studios B&W produced cartoons are also included on disc 2.
This authorized edition from the original masters provides full-color fun starring Popeye, Olive Oyl, Popeye Junior, Bluto and the rest of the gang including: Happy Anniversary; Poopdeck Pappy and the Family Tree; Junior Gets a Summer Job; Junior’s Genie.
After all these years, Popeye continues to be a symbol of individualism and one of the most popular and beloved characters in American culture. The simple, yet classic humor of 'Popeye The Sailor 1941-1943: Volume 3' truly reinforces the fact that his charm remains timeless. This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Popeye Popumentary Featurettes
Out of the Inkwell: The Fleischer Story retrospective documentary
Feature-Length Movie 'Gulliver's Travels'
Vintage Audio Recordings
Radio Interviews and More!