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POPEYE Celebrates 40 Years With A Blu-ray Release!

The beloved anvil-armed sailor of the seven seas comes magically to life in POPEYE, arriving on Blu-ray for the first time ever December 1, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  Starring the incomparable Robin Williams in his first big-screen role and Shelley Duvall as his devoted sweetie, Olive Oyl, the delightful musical celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, having debuted in theaters back on December 12, 1980.

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Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Director Robert Altman’s
Hilarious Classic Starring Robin Williams

Arriving on Blu-ray for the First Time December 1, 2020
with Nearly 30 Minutes of All-New Bonus Content

The new Blu-ray includes access to a Digital copy of the film, along with nearly 30 minutes of all-new bonus content featuring excerpts from one of Robin Williams’ final interviews, an interview with director Robert Altman from 2014, as well as a newly conducted interview with Stephen Altman.  The full list of bonus features is below:

·       Return to Sweethaven: A Look Back with Robin and the Altmans

·       The Popeye Company Players

·       Popeye’s Premiere

·       The Sailor Man Medleys

·       Theatrical Trailer

Legendary producer Robert Evans and screenwriter Jules Feiffer worked for nearly three years to get POPEYE into production.  The film combined the talents of Robert Altman, composer and lyricist Harry Nilsson, numerous filmmaking artisans, and an outstanding cast of actors, mimes, athletes and street performers to bring the world of the beloved character to life.  The result is an uplifting and visually delightful film that celebrates the magic of what Altman called “a genuine American hero.”

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Brandon is the host, producer, writer and editor of The Brandon Peters Show (thebrandonpetersshow.com) on the Creative Zombie Studios Network. At Why So Blu he is a Writer/Reviewer. Brandon is a lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash. You can also find older essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

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