03/29/2015  
Inside Amy Schumer Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD Apr 7Stephen Sondheim Collection on DVD Apr 14Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language on DVD & Blu-ray Apr 14The Man with the Iron Fists 2 Unrated on DVD & Digital HD Apr 14Kidnapping Mr. Heineken on Blu-ray & DVD Apr 14CPO Sharkey: The Complete First Season on DVD May 19Roadside on DVD & Digital Download Apr 14

follow us on twitter

dOc on facebook

NE News Editor

Inside Amy Schumer Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD Apr 7...
Stephen Sondheim Collection on DVD Apr 14...
Zayn Malik on quitting One Direction: 'I just can't do ...
Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language on DVD & Blu-ray ...
Paul McCartney, Florence and the Machine, Sam Smith, Me...
'Dancing With the Stars' Week 2 Results: Did the Right ...
The Man with the Iron Fists 2 Unrated on DVD & Digital ...
The Walking Dead's Wild Fist Fight: Has Rick Gone A Lit...
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken on Blu-ray & DVD Apr 14...
'Glee' signs off with a perfect, teary tribute to Cory ...



Share: email   Print      Technorati.gif   StumbleUpon.gif   MySpace   digg.gif delicious.gif   google.gif   magnolia.gif   facebook.gif
Permalink: Permalink.gif

DVD Review: PEANUTS 1960's COLLECTION



Studio: Warner Home Video
Year: 1965-1969
Cast: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Hilary Momberger, Christopher DeFaria, Sally Dryer, Bill Meléndez
Director: Bill Meléndez
Release Date: July 07, 2009
Rating: Not Rated for (wah-wah wah-wah wah-wah)
Run Time: Approx. 150 min.
Genre(s): animation, television

"If that stupid dog doesn't come home soon, I'm going to stop missing him!" - Lucy (Sally Dryer)

PEANUTS 1960's COLLECTION

Buy Now @ Amazon

 
 

The umpteenth repackaging of the popular Peanuts TV specials includes a few that are new to DVD and a great documentary on composer Vince Guaraldi.

Movie Grade: B+

DVD Grade: B

Would Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts characters be as beloved today if they'd never been marketed to death? Met Life, calendars, T-shirts, plush toys, and, of course, several dozen TV specials have cemented the characters in the public consciousness the way a simple comic strip never could. They've certainly proven to be mainstays on DVD; the next re-release of the most popular specials has become a semi-annual event.

This set collects six specials released between 1965 and 1969, setting the stage and establishing the tropesówah-wah trumpet-voiced teachers, absent parents, endless self-reflectionóthat would carry on for the next 30 years.

Four of them have been on DVD before: A Charlie Brown Christmas, the first and quite possibly the best, most beloved item in the Peanuts canon, leads the set, followed by the baseball themed Charlie Brown's All-Stars (previously released alongside Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown), which sees Chuck grappling with the struggle between team spirit and corporate sponsorship (Irony alert! Get Met! It pays!) when his ragtag team is offered new uniforms if they'll dump the bad players (and, uh, the dog and the bird).

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown sees the kids struggling with belief in an absent savior and the perils of poorly thought-out costumes, while You're in Love, Charlie Brown (previously released with the remastered edition of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown) offers another sad chapter in the romantic life of the titular sad sack.

Two specials are new to DVD; one's a classic, and the other a lesser-known gem. He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown is for the Snoopy-loversóa bit of misbehaving lands him in obedience school, but on the way he seeks refuge with Peppermint Patty, and discovers that there is a fate worse than being taught to heel. A lot of this one might remind you of Snoopy, Come Home, just as the other new release, It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown recalls the feature-length Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (still MIA on DVD)óthe crew heads to summer camp, where a rivalry breaks out between the boys and girls and everything comes down to a wrestling match between Lucy and the "Masked Marvel," who has paws and floppy ears and a tail. I'll say no more, lest I ruin the surprise.

The DVD: Video and audio quality are generally pretty good. All the specials have been remastered and exhibit fairly clean transfers and clear soundtracks. This is a bare-bones presentation for the most part, but then, we've never really seen much in the way of extras for the classic Peanuts releases. The big bonus this time is a new 36-minute documentary focusing on Vince Guaraldi, the jazz maestro whose noodling piano scores have become synonymous with Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

The back of the box has a little misprintóthe double-disc set collects three episodes on each disc, but the packaging says Disc 1 has four.

Posted by: Joel Cunningham - July 5, 2009, 8:42 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: snoopy, charlie brown, peanuts, classic tv, charles m. schulz




Search 10,000+ titles:

or Advanced Search

DVD REVIEW ARCHIVE


Get FREE Shipping on all orders at TimeLife.com! - 120x90

 



Microsoft Store

Keywords

comedy, musical, music, one direction, zayn malik quits, drama, 2015 lollapalooza, paul mccartney, florence and the machine, sam smith, metallica, television, dancing with the stars, charlotte mckinney, keo motsepe, redfoo, rumer willis, valchmerkovskiy, action, the walking dead, noah, aiden, deanna, father gabriel, rick, carol, crime, cory monteith, lea michele, jonathan groff, chris colfer, darren criss, matthew morrison, jane lynch, mystery, movie, fraggle rock, joseph gordon levitt, dark knight rises, jim henson, scifi fantasy, shailene woodley, theo james, ansel elgort, the divergent series, documentary, sxsw, furious 7, paul walker, universal, rand paul, austin tx, martine rothblatt, sirius xm radio, celebrity, lena dunham, kathy griffin, fashion police, girls, joan rivers, howard stern, kelly clarkson, piece by piece, stronger, dark sky paradise, american idol, free state of jones, matther mcconaughey, newt knight, gugu mbatha raw, march 2016, blurred lines, pharrell williams, robin thicke, marvin gaye, nona gaye, ghostbusters reboot, dan aykroyd, kristen wiig, melissa mccarthy, channing tatum, sci-fi, chappie, neill blomkamp, district 9, sigourney weaver, hugh jackman, sharito copley, dev patel, internet, netflix, documentaries, leonardo dicaprio, virunga, gorillas, jadotville, jamie dornan, horror

On Kindle!
On Facbook!
digitallyOBSESSED!
digitallyOBSESSED!
Promote Your Page Too

Visit:

Zarabesque.com

Original Magic Dress.com

Susti Heaven

Become a Reviewer | Search | Review Vault | Reviewers
Readers | Webmasters | Privacy | Contact
Microsoft Store