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Avoid from October...
on 22 September 2011
If you're wanting to build up a collection of the original 'Tom and Jerry' cartoons - whether it be for yourself or for the family - then can do yourself a huge favour and hold out for the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of the 'Tom and Jerry Golden Collection [Volume 1]:
Fully restored, un-cut and featuring special bonus features, these are the products we've been waiting for and a result of how customer/fan feedback can influence commercial strategies. It is a response to the years of ridiculous P.C edits, where as we see within the DVD's featured on this product page, head-slapping changes that are so inconsistent it makes the release a joke. We may take one example of the character 'Mammy' (the house maid) whose voice is only over-dubbed on a selection of the cartoons - not all of which she is featured. How can that make any kind of sense? The original vocal recordings were probably done by no more than two different ladies; both of which happened to talk of a dialect that was of the norm in that period. Yet Warner Bros. believe the tracks to be stereotyping when they are, in fact, a product of their own era and one that the company seem intent on tucking under a blanket.
Why bring on shame when it was never present in the first place?
The product linked above will only be sold through Amazon U.S, but since the DVD and Blu-rays are both Region Free U.K customers won't have a problem playing them on their machines. Undoubtedly, this could be the start of the best Tom and Jerry releases were likely to see on our televisions.