Perhaps this DVD is the best thing I've bought all year. No....no perhaps about it, it IS the best DVD I've bought in the last decade.
This is Popeye presented as cinema-goers in the 1930's would have seen him. Uncut, clear and very, very funny. WHV have done a superb job on restoring the original Fliescher cartoons, and added a whole lot of commentaries and documentaries for those of us who grew up with Popeye and now want to know more about his history and animation. If ever there was a way to present a valuable back catalogue of treasures, this has to be it. If you are a fan from way back, used to seeing butchered videos with poor pictures and hissing soundtracks, this will amaze you. Time to throw out all the old tapes and the DVD's made from recorded TV shows. THIS is how it's done! You will gasp with amazment at the COLOUR that dazzles you in the 2 two-reel shorts!!! Even the Black and white cartoons take on new life.
If you want REAL cartooning, you must buy this. Worth every penny. You will not regret it.