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.
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
|Cast||Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston|
|Discs||1 Blu-ray Disc|
|Run Time||113 minutes|
|Formats||Color / 2.39:1|
|NEW Return to Sweethaven: A Look Back with Robin and the Altmans|
|The Popeye Company Players|
|The Sailor Man Medleys|