Synopsis: 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.
Main Features: I recall seeing "Popeye" when I was younger, only knowing it was real actors instead of a cartoon. And I remember liking it only for that fact. It still entertains, and my wider knowledge of film now, I can appreciate it's finer aspects, especially with famed director Robert Altman at the helm. Williams still is a delight as the title character, and you won't find a better Olive in Duvall. Its a bright, colorful film with colorful characters.
Bonus Features: A few featurettes and a digital copy are part of this set. Nothing noteworthy.
Final Call: Basic extras add to a basic release for underrated gem "Popeye" to toot-toot about.