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Subject: The Rise of the Public Domain DVDs (old movies, tv shows, & cartoons)

Written By: woops on 12/28/04 at 12:05 am

Have anybody noticed that most stores carry public domain DVDs of old movies, tv shows, and cartoons that comes in a thin cardboard sleeve?


http://www.unmediated.org/archives/2004/12/whod_buy_the_pu.php

I actually bought some public domain cartoons ("Superman", "Popeye", etc) for my relatives as stocking stuffers.  :)

Though most of these cartoons are seen in other public domain sets like "Classic Cartoons Vol. 1 & 2".
http://www.chataboutanimation.com/Reasonably_good_PD_toons_DVD-998622-67-a.html

Ranging from Popeye, Superman, Betty Boop, and a couple bland Harveytoons & a few Warner Bros. toons.

(Warner Bros. has recently put out restored cartoons on their "Golden Collection" & "Spotlight Collection" DVDs  :D)

Despite of the fair (or poor) quality of these discs. I think it's worth checking.

What's your opinion? Good or Bad.


Subject: Re: The Rise of the Public Domain DVDs (old movies, tv shows, & cartoons)

Written By: whistledog on 06/14/08 at 11:29 pm

I've seen them many times in dollar stores and bargain bins, but the poor picture quality always turns me off.  I s'pose they would be good for collectors as I know alot of it is really hard to find stuff

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