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Popeye the Sailor
1933-1938
(1915-1938)

 

Contents: Colonel Heeza Liar At the Bat (1915), Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing (1916), Domestic Difficulties (1916), Bobby Bumps Puts a Beanery on the Bum (1918), Paramount Magazine [Feline Follies] (1919), The Tantalizing Fly (1919), Invisible Ink (1921), Modeling (1921), Bubbles (1922), Jumping Beans (1922), Bed Time (1923), Trapped (1923), Trip to Mars (1924), Ko-Ko Trains ’em (1925), Ko-Ko Back Tracks (1927), Popeye the Sailor (1933), I Yam What I Yam (1933), Blow Me Down! (1933), I Eats My Spinach (1933), Seasin’s Greetinks (1933), Wild Elephinks (1933), Sock-a-Bye, Baby (1934), Let’s You and Him Fight (1934), The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934), Can You Take It (1934), Shoein’ Hosses (1934), Strong to the Finich (1934), Shiver Me Timbers! (1934), Axe Me Another (1934), A Dream Walking (1934), The Two-Alarm Fire (1934), The Dance Contest (1934), We Aim to Please (1934), Let’s Sing with Popeye (1934), Beware of Barnacle Bill (1935), Be Kind to ‘Aminals’ (1935), Pleased to Meet Cha! (1935), The “Hyp-Nut-Tist” (1935), Choose Yer “Weppins” (1935), For Better or Worser (1935), Dizzy Divers (1935), You Gotta Be a Football Hero (1935), King of the Mardi Gras (1935), Adventures of Popeye (1935), The Spinach Overture (1935), Vim, Vigor and Vitaliky (1935), A Clean Shaven Man (1936), Brotherly Love (1936), I-Ski Love-Ski You-Ski (1936), Bridge Ahoy! (1936), What — No Spinach? (1936), I Wanna Be a Life Guard (1936), Let’s Get Movin’ (1936), Never Kick a Woman (1936), Little Swee’Pea (1936), Hold the Wire (1936), The Spinach Roadster (1936), Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936), I’m in the Army Now (1936), The Paneless Window Washer (1937), Organ Grinder’s Swing (1937), My Artistical Temperature (1937), Hospitaliky (1937), The Twisker Pitcher (1937), Morning, Noon and Nightclub (1937), Lost and Foundry (1937), I Never Changes My Altitude (1937), I Likes Babies and Infinks (1937), The Football Toucher Downer (1937), Protek the Weakerist (1937), Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba’s Forty Thieves (1937), Fowl Play (1937), Let’s Celebrake (1937), Learn Polikeness (1938), The House Builder-Upper (1938) and Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh (1938).

This first of three collections from Warner Home Video of the Max Fleischer Popeye cartoons collects the films in chronological release order. The Popeye cartoons are presented from 35mm prints, with the exception of Let’s Sing with Popeye, and the silent era cartoons are mostly from 16mm.

After decades of watching Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936) and Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba’s Forty Thieves (1938) in substandard 16mm television prints, the presentations from 35mm Technicolor prints are a revelation.

coverWarner Home Video
2007 DVD edition

Popeye the Sailor, 1933-1938, Volume One (1915-1938), black & white and color, 416 minutes total, not rated,
including Colonel Heeza Liar At the Bat (1915), black & white, 9 minutes, not rated, Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing (1916), black & white, 3 minutes, not rated, Domestic Difficulties (1916), black & white, 8 minutes, not rated, Bobby Bumps Puts a Beanery on the Bum (1918), black & white, 5 minutes, not rated, Paramount Magazine [Feline Follies] (1919), black & white, 4 minutes, not rated, The Tantalizing Fly (1919), black & white, 4 minutes, not rated, Invisible Ink (1921), black & white, 8 minutes, not rated, Modeling (1921), black & white, 8 minutes, not rated, Bubbles (1922), black & white, 5 minutes, not rated, Jumping Beans (1922), black & white, 11 minutes, not rated, Bed Time (1923), black & white, 9 minutes, not rated, Trapped (1923), black & white, 11 minutes, not rated, Trip to Mars (1924), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, Ko-Ko Trains ’em (1925), black & white, 10 minutes, not rated, and Ko-Ko Back Tracks (1927), black & white, 9 minutes, not rated, Popeye the Sailor (1933), black & white, 8 minutes, not rated, I Yam What I Yam (1933), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Blow Me Down! (1933), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, I Eats My Spinach (1933), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, Seasin’s Greetinks (1933), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Wild Elephinks (1933), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Sock-a-Bye, Baby (1934), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Let’s You and Him Fight (1934), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, Can You Take It (1934), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Shoein’ Hosses (1934), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Strong to the Finich (1934), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, Shiver Me Timbers! (1934), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, Axe Me Another (1934), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, A Dream Walking (1934), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, The Two-Alarm Fire (1934), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, The Dance Contest (1934), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, We Aim to Please (1934), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, Let’s Sing with Popeye (1934), black & white, 2 minutes, not rated, Beware of Barnacle Bill (1935), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, Be Kind to ‘Aminals’ (1935), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Pleased to Meet Cha! (1935), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, The “Hyp-Nut-Tist” (1935), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, Choose Yer “Weppins” (1935), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, For Better or Worser (1935), black & white, 8 minutes, not rated, Dizzy Divers (1935), black & white, 8 minutes, not rated, You Gotta Be a Football Hero (1935), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, King of the Mardi Gras (1935), black & white, 8 minutes, not rated, Adventures of Popeye (1935), black & white, 8 minutes, not rated, The Spinach Overture (1935), black & white, 8 minutes, not rated, Vim, Vigor and Vitaliky (1935), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, A Clean Shaven Man (1936), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Brotherly Love (1936), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, I-Ski Love-Ski You-Ski (1936), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Bridge Ahoy! (1936), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, What — No Spinach? (1936), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, I Wanna Be a Life Guard (1936), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Let’s Get Movin’ (1936), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Never Kick a Woman (1936), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, Little Swee’Pea (1936), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, Hold the Wire (1936), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, The Spinach Roadster (1936), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936), color, 16 minutes, not rated, I’m in the Army Now (1936), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, The Paneless Window Washer (1937), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Organ Grinder’s Swing (1937), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, My Artistical Temperature (1937), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Hospitaliky (1937), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, The Twisker Pitcher (1937), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, Morning, Noon and Nightclub (1937), black & white, 8 minutes, not rated, Lost and Foundry (1937), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, I Never Changes My Altitude (1937), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, I Likes Babies and Infinks (1937), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, The Football Toucher Downer (1937), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Protek the Weakerist (1937), black & white, 8 minutes, not rated, Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba’s Forty Thieves (1937), color, 17 minutes, not rated, Fowl Play (1937), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, Let’s Celebrake (1937), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, Learn Polikeness (1938), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated, The House Builder-Upper (1938), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, and Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh (1938), black & white, 7 minutes, not rated.

Warner Home Video, 79796, ISBN 1-4198-5147-0, UPC 0-12569-79796-3.
Four single-sided, dual-layered, Region 1 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; four plastic DVD trays on cardboard wrap in cardboard slipcase, $64.98.
Release date: 31 July 2007.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 6 (silent films only) / audio: 0 (silent films only) / additional content: 9 / overall: 7.

The silent era Fleischer films available in this collection are The Tantalizing Fly (1919), Invisible Ink (1921), Modeling (1921), Bubbles (1922), Jumping Beans (1922), Bed Time (1923), Trapped (1923), Trip to Mars (1924), Ko-Ko Trains ’em (1925) and Ko-Ko Back Tracks (1927), with these additional silent era cartoons, Colonel Heeza Liar At the Bat (1915), Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing (1916), Domestic Difficulties (1916), Bobby Bumps Puts a Beanery on the Bum (1918), and the prototypical Felix the Cat cartoon Feline Follies (1919). Most of these cartoons have been transferred from 16mm reduction prints (the only format in which they survive), with a very few from 35mm prints.

Most of the silent era cartoons are presented without musical accompaniment.

A highly recommended collection, but it is getting harder to find.

 
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