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Popeye (1980) Blu-ray: A fun watch with Robin and Shelley

Paramount Pictures is releasing director Robert Altman’s under-appreciated classic, Popeye (1980) on Blu-ray. Stars Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall.

Looking for the father (Ray Walston) who deserted him as a baby, a sailor named Popeye (Robin Williams) journeys to the port town of Sweethaven. Popeye befriends an assortment of eccentrics and falls in love with Olive Oyl (Shelley Duvall), who already has a suitor, the bully Bluto (Paul L. Smith). Popeye also discovers an abandoned baby, Swee’Pea, whom he raises as his own. But when the spurned Bluto kidnaps Olive and the child, Popeye takes action, with the help of his magic spinach.

Popeye (1980) — Photo
Image courtesy IMDB

He takes one of the most artificial and limiting of art forms — the comic strip — and raises it to the level of high comedy and high spirits.

Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

Release date: December 1, 2020
Genre: Adventure / Comedy

DirectorRobert Altman
CastRobin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston
Production Year1980
Discs1 Blu-ray Disc
Run Time113 minutes
FormatsColor / 2.39:1
StudioParamount Pictures

Special features

NEW Return to Sweethaven: A Look Back with Robin and the Altmans
The Popeye Company Players
Popeye’s Premiere
The Sailor Man Medleys
Theatrical Trailer

Popeye (1980) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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