Popeye [DVD] [1980]

  • SKU: 33156071
  • Release Date: 09/12/2017
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 17)

    Synopsis


    Popeye
    Based on the long-running comic strip created by E.C. Segar (and less on the animated cartoons created by Max Fleischer, which were decidedly different in tone and approach), Popeye follows the sailor man with the mighty arms (played by Robin Williams in his first major film role) as he arrives in the seaside community of Sweethaven in search of his long-lost father. Popeye meets and quickly falls for the slender Olive Oyl (Shelley Duvall, in the role she was born to play), but Olive's hand has already been promised to the hulking Bluto (Paul Smith), of whom Olive can say little except, well, he's large. Eventually, Popeye and Olive are brought together by Swee' Pea (Wesley Ivan Hurt), an adorable foundling, and Popeye finally meets his dad, Poopdeck Pappy (Ray Walston). Director Robert Altman in no way tempered his trademark style for this big-budget family opus, crowding the screen with a variety of characters and allowing his cast to overlap as much dialogue as they want. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Robin Williams
      Robin Williams - Popeye
    • Shelley Duvall
      Shelley Duvall - Olive Oyl
    • Ray Walston
      Ray Walston - Poopdeck Pappy
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      Paul L. Smith - Bluto
    • Paul Dooley
      Paul Dooley - Wimpy



    Customer rating

    4.5
    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good movie

      Posted
      sam077
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      This is one of those movies that you have to appreciate for it's simplicity and sometimes almost cheesy scenarios. I can't imagine anyone playing these characters other than the people cast. Robin Williams performance as Popeye is reminiscent of the really old B&W Popeye cartoons where half of the time he's mumbling which adds to the comedy. Even the costumes in this movie are semi-cartoonish which cleverly adds to the cartoon-to-live-action transition while reminding us that the silliness is part of the reason we loved the cartoons and characters as much as we did, and still do. Bravo to Paramount for finally releasing this on DVD for the people like me who have been searching for this classic since I bought my DVD player. I've been checking on a weekly to monthly basis for a long time now, and am estatic to see my searching has paid off. If you haven't seen this fantastic movie before, or haven't seen it in years, take the time to rent it one more time so you can see what you'd be gaining by ordering or pre-ordering this today!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Approved

      Posted
      ccggenius12
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      If this had come out today, everything would have been CG, and there probably would have been another two movies after it. As it stands, the set holds a lot of the same magic that the Pirate Town from Hook does, it's all very lively. To put things into perspective, prior to the Waterworld attraction, the set from this movie occupied that spot. This is a fun movie that the whole family can enjoy, and unlike the Goonies, the octopus fight in this one remains intact.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Go Buy This NOW!

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      PeeDeeCue
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      The movie plot is very simple - just like old Popeye cartoons. What makes this one so entertaining is how each actor brings their character to life. Since this is a musical (I hate musicals - usually), each song is guaranteed to stay with you for hours (possibly even days). If you are a Popeye cartoon fan, then this is one video you really should add to your library.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Robin Williams Is Brilliant

      Posted
      kevman79

      This live action version of 'Popeye,' based off the famous childrens cartoon, is recommended mainly due to the exceptional casting of the film, and even more importantly, Robin Williams performance as the title character, which is nothing shy of perfect. Recommended!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good live action of a previous cartoon.

      Posted
      MrByU
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      Good entertainment. Got to share evolution (comic books to cartoons to live action) with grandkids. It seemed to help get them interested in reading and visualizing, using imagination, etc.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great dvd

      Posted
      btom
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      Brings back time in my youth, when I watched for the first time , I miss Robin Williams what a funny, talented person he was,

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Brought back great memories from my childhood

      Posted
      Popeye
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      This was one of the first movies I saw in the theater. I remember how I enjoyed it since I would watch the cartoon version. Brought back great memories.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great classic movie found

      Posted
      Soldiernixon
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      I have been looking for this movie for some time. As a best buy customer found this gem while traveling. Just had to have for my collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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