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Charlie Brown: A Boy Named Charlie Brown [DVD] [1969]
Charlie Brown: A Boy Named Charlie Brown [DVD] [1969]
Dvd ~ Bill Melendez
Offered by hunting_for_a_bargain
Price: £7.98

3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film, DVD itself however, 13 Oct. 2013
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Out of all the Peanuts animations, this movie captures the world of the comic strips most excellently, and transfer which does not lose the cold and unsweetened nueroticism of Charlie Brown and provides a refreshing, modest and honest moral to children and adults on the nature of success and failure - very much stands out in the sea of the paralysing "NEVER GIVE UP, YOU CAN DO IT!" trend of contemporary children's media.

DVD format itself however is rather questionable, perhaps I can give it a bit of leeway seeing this DVD re-release was back in 2005, but I found that video format isn't in its original widescreen, instead the sides are trimmed a bit. Further proof of this is the discreet letter boxing that occurs during the credits since the text would've been trimmed. If guess this was necessary to get it on a PAL 576i resolution (That's 768 pixels by 576) DVD. Goodness, what a barbaric time 2005 must've been.

Though if I seriously cared I would have purchased the original 35mm film and project it, which I'd imagine to be glorious, so it's a little give and take. At least the audio is in stereo, unlike the 60s specials collection. So I'll leave you potential buyers to decide if you can deal with a little bit of quality loss.


Peanuts 1960's Collection [DVD]
Peanuts 1960's Collection [DVD]
Price: £3.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely smashing, 10 Jun. 2013
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This receives a five-stars, for this product offers my expectations. That being, it's offers the Peanuts specials of the 1960s, considered the best collection of Peanuts specials of all other decade for telling meaningful storylines that have poignancy and like all good pieces of artwork, it leads us to question afterwards.

Peanuts being a satisfyingly timeless piece of animation, I enjoyed that this meets my expectation. Let the cosy, calm movements of Peanuts relax you, and the beautiful art work of Bill Melendez fascinate you. It really is the break from our high-action and whizzy we all need. Peanuts really is a rather unique thing in the world of entertainment.

This is brilliant for all ages, for that can be credited to Peanuts retaining the newspaper quality of innocence and genius humour of comic strips. Snoopy's loveable antics is adored by children. While so, the intricate pathos of Charlie Brown is felt and related to well by the older audiences. And that's some of the most intriguing aspects of Peanuts, it's ability to perfectly offer a balance to a whole range of audience.

I would like to add some information about the DVD, the resolution is 720 by 576. While nobody is expects a full-HD production here, the re-mastering for this quality of production is very well done, while still having that desirable home-spun feel to it.


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