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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:05 pm 
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https://www.facebook.com/warnerarchive/ ... 566951563/




Well blow me down! The Famous Studios Popeye shorts are finally coming to OFFICIALLY to DVD AND Blu-ray featuring at long last beautifully restored transfers sourced from 4K scans!!!:

https://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php? ... count=9222

More info from Jerry Beck via this (wonderful) Cartoon Research article:

http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/po ... n-records/

"Presenting POPEYE THE SAILOR: The 1940s Vol. 1 (Warner Archive Collection) Street Date: 12/11/18.

Here we go again. To all of you who wish and hope the vaults of Warner Bros. could reopen to allow more of the classic cartoon treasures to emerge – Now is your time. Here’s what you can do to help (Take Two).

Last year I used whatever super powers I had to make a set of black and white Porky Pig cartoons available in an effort to convince to the studio there was an audience out there for such compilations. After several bumps in the road the set eventually broke even. But “brake even” isn’t good enough for a mega corporation. Long story short – we have one more shot. One. This is it. Perhaps a set of color cartoons, films the collectors do not have, or never had on home video (no VHS, no previous DVD or cable broadcast). A small set – 14 cartoons perhaps.

Here it is – a continuation of the Paramount Popeye cartoons. The next 14. No frills, no bonus materials, no audio commentaries. Transferred from the original Technicolor negatives. Jim Tyer animation. Politically incorrect shorts, uncut. The set will be available, separately, on both DVD and blu-ray.

The website to pre-order is supposedly going up today and we will update this post with the link when we get it. I highly recommend this set – I think you will be pleased. The frame grabs below were snapped off my living room flat screen by my iPhone, off the blu-ray. If this looks good to you – I ask that you pre-order, or order it in December. Let’s prove to Warner Bros. that we want further volumes of Popeye 1940s and 1950s – and we want more Warner and MGM cartoons restored and released. It’s seriously up to you."

You heard the man! The fate of more classic cartoon releases from Warner lies solely on this release! So once the listings are up, START BUYING IT! Get for yourself or for (someone you love for) the holiday season! DVD or Blu-ray, it doesn't matter which format, just so long as it SELLS, SELLS, SELLS! So don't wait! Buy it the INSTANT it becomes available! I know I will. ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:15 am 
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Thank you so much for posting this! :) I regularly visit Cartoon Research but would never have guessed this golden nugget was hidden in a “Popeye on Records” article. I will definitely get this, though I suspect Warner Archive doesn’t ship outside the USA. In that case I’ll wait for it to crop up on Amazon, where DVDs and Blu-rays ship globally.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:52 pm 
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Amazon listings are up!

DVD: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KLPTP4G/

Blu-ray: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KLPTWGC/


OR, if you prefer WBShop (that's where I pre-ordered the DVD by the way):

DVD: https://www.wbshop.com/collections/warn ... lume-1-mod

Blu-ray: https://www.wbshop.com/collections/warn ... olume-1-bd


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:32 am 
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Popeye set appears to already be sold out on Amazon. I didn’t even get a chance to order mine! :o


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:27 pm 
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As if you didn't need ANOTHER reason why to buy Popeye The 1940's on DVD/Blu-ray!:

http://fanboyfactor.com/2018/11/warner- ... -UNu9NPsgk

PS. If you ask me, buying the DVD edition on WBShop will be perfect because better your chances of getting a factory-pressed/replicated version (that is IF it is planned).


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:23 pm 
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George Feltenstein has revealed that Popeye The 1940's Volume 2 is coming soon!!!

In related Popeye news, the 4-disc Volume set of Fleischer shorts is OOP.


https://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php? ... tcount=685


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 8:31 pm 
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Volume 2 coming June 18th

Already pre-ordered both formats, I suggest you all do the same. ;)


Blu-ray: https://www.wbshop.com/products/popeye- ... olume-2-bd

DVD: https://www.wbshop.com/products/popeye- ... lume-2-mod


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 7:40 am 
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Thank you for the updates MickeyFan. :-) If Disney were half as serious as Warner we'd have had the rest of the package films on blu-ray long ago. *sigh*


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