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|Blondie Set 1 |
Blondie / Blondie Meets the Boss / Blondie Takes a Vacation / Blondie Brings Up Baby / Blondie on a Budget
Actors: Penny Singleton, Larry Simms
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television
Feature 1-blondie feature 2-blondie meets the boss feature 3-blondie takes a vacation feature 4-blondie brings up baby feature 5-blondie on a budget. Studio: Platinum Disc Llc Release Date: 04/20/2004 Starring: Penny Si... more »
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Rebecca S. (redrose) from MARIPOSA, CA
Reviewed on 2/13/2010...
Very funny! Great for family!
Avoid and wait for a studio release
Yarby | Medina, OH United States | 07/02/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Don't take a chance on these discs as I did...wait for a studio release of the movies instead. Platinum has done the type of job which could be expected of them...poor.First, the transfer was made, not with the original films, but with the syndicated television versions of later years. Thus, each movie starts with excerpts from the movie to follow, and then with the King Features Syndicate opening credit sequence.The picture on these transfers are muted grays. Never do any of the blacks look black, or whites look white. WORST OF ALL, concerning the video portion....Platinum has elected to place a company logo "bug" in the lower right hand corner...just the type of nonsense that one buys DVD's to avoid!!!!The sound is equally poor...a steady stream of background noise appears throughout the movie, and the volume must be turned up to hear the dialogue.All in all, this is a set to avoid, regardless of your feeling toward these movies."
My two cents
Anita | Salt Lake City, UT USA | 06/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I found the Platinum release of "Blondie - volume 1" to have a good picture and good sound, not perfection but completely watchable and enjoyable a real bargain for $5. This disc features 5 episodes running about 70 minutes each on a single side of one disc. The Episodes are: EPISODE #1. "BLONDIE" The Boss sends Dagwood chasing after an important contract, but Blondie suspects he's chasing another woman.EPISODE #2. "BLONDIE MEETS THE BOSS" Blondie takes over Dagwood's job. Dagwood rescues a woman whose boat overturns while on a fishing trip, but suspects something else when she sees a photo.EPISODE #3. "BLONDIE TAKES A VACATION" Blondie schemes to save a friendly Hotel from bankruptcy.EPISODE #4. "BLONDIE BRINGS UP BABY" When Baby Dumpling plays hooky from school Dagwood goes looking for him and gets arrested for kidnapping.EPISODE #5. "BLONDIE ON A BUDGET" Dagwood plans a big surprise for Blondie; he asks ex-girlfriend (Rita Hayworth) to help pick out a fur coat for her.I found the begining of each episode a bit confusing, as it shows a few snip-its as preview before starting each film, leaving me wondering if I had pushed the wrong button. Overall great fun."
First five "Blondie" films on DVD.
James McDonald | Southern California | 12/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a wonderful treat and nice surprise that the "Blondie" film series is finally available on DVD and I only see Amazon.com selling them. Still available on VHS, and very collectible, thanks to Bridgestone Multimedia Group and Hearst Entertainment, You can buy the films individually on VHS or as a set on VHS at moviesunlimited.com, if Amazon is sold out.
Amazon.com is offering Blondie--Volume One and Blondie--Volume Two at the price of $4.99 each (price is subject to change).
Blondie--Volume One contains the first five "Blondie" flms in correct order.
BLONDIE (1938) 68 min.
During the wee late night hours on tv in the 1980's, I discovered the "Blondie" film series. They were so funny that a good laugh could help me sleep. I never forgot how much I enjoyed the films I saw. Made by Columbia Pictures Corporation, there are 28 films in all spanning from 1938 to 1950. Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake and Larry Simms were in all the films for 12 years. Larry Simms was in "Blondie" at the age of 3 until he was 15. We literally saw Larry Simms grow up to be a fine teenager and Danny Mummert too. Penny Singleton lived until November 12, 2003 at the age of 95. Her last project was doing the voice of "Jane Jetson" in Jetsons: The Movie (1990). Each film begins with a short preview of a few scenes in the film, then followed by the hilarious postman mishap. The Blondie films are warm to the heart and very enjoyable to see and I highly recommend them. They are fine for children to see.
Thanks to "Blondie's Page" by Blair Whipple.
BLONDIE MEETS THE BOSS (1939) 71 min.
As you may know by now after seeing the first film of the series, "Blondie" (1938), the films are wholesome and have a pure sense of humor. This second film "Blondie Meets The Boss" is just as funny as the first. If the Blondie films seem to be serious at times, please take it in light-hearted fun. Everything works out in the end. Dagwood (Arthur Lake) wears the apron this time. You might recognize the boy who plays "Alvin Fuddle". He is Danny Mummert. He played Baby Dumpling's pal beginning with the very first film, Blondie (1938), at the age of 4 until the last film, Beware of Blondie (1950), at the age of 16. Danny Mummert did 24 Blondie films in all. As always, the film ends with a happy ending and a smile on your face. Isn't Daisy a hoot?
BLONDIE TAKES A VACATION (1939) 68 min.
This film, the third in the Blondie film series, takes a refreshing change of pace. The Bumsteads (Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake) finally get to take a two-week vacation. The vacation isn't exactly trouble-free though. There is much concern for Baby Dumpling (Larry Simms). This film makes a dramatic turn when Baby Dumpling gets caught inside a hotel on fire.
BLONDIE BRINGS UP BABY (1939) 67 min.
Just when the new mailman thought he had a new clever idea to deliver the mail to the Bumsteads without the letters literally becoming "air mail", here comes Dagwood (Arthur Lake) again! Alvin (Danny Mummert) is back to visit his pal Baby Dumpling (Larry Simms) to exert his intelligence. Today is Baby Dumpling's first day in school and not all goes well.
BLONDIE ON A BUDGET (1940) 71 min.
Dagwood (Arthur Lake) is trying to sweet talk Blondie (Penny Singleton), who is working seriously on the household budget, into giving him $200. After seeing his father put too much sugar into his coffee, Baby Dumpling (Larry Simms) spills the beans and tells his mother that daddy wants the money to join The Trout Club. Blondie wanted to buy a new fur coat. Alvin (Danny Mummert) walks in to offer social comfort, but when he offers to answer the front door, who should it be but Rita Hayworth. Here is where the fun begins. Isn't that taxi driver talented with impersonations? By the way, Baby Dumpling has his first wiggly tooth.
The next film in the series is BLONDIE HAS SERVANT TROUBLE.
The cover of this first Volume is very nice looking and the back of the case gives a little detail about each film presented (you can read more in my reviews for each film in the "Blondie" VHS section). Getting this DVD volume is a bargin, however the films have not been restored and the "Platnium Disc Corporation" logo appears in the lower right-hand corner from time to time. On VHS, the film print looks a little sharper than the DVD volumes ans on VHS there is no logo seen during the film.
DVD contains no extras, no bonuses, no inserts."