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Posted: January 27, 2005

Just in time for Valentines day:

Tom Cat: Soft Toy

um...Jerry???

At least they got Tom sort of right...don't know what they were thinking with Jerry...ugh!

Man...several posts this last week of Januray.

I've yet to get the latest Tom and Jerry DVD, Tom and Jerry Blast off to Mars. I plan on getting it this weekend along with Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, a movie everyone needs to see and enjoy :-]

I plan on having a review of the Spotlight Collection sometime soon as well as a review of the Blast off to Mars.

Posted: January 26, 2005

I just got these email today, the last Wednesday of January:

Wanted to share some VERY good news with Tom and Jerry fans! There is a dvd pack of Tom and Jerry available on Ebay....IT IS ALL UNCUT! The lettering is in Chinese on the box, and you might have to switch languages on your remote to change from Chinese to English when you play the dvds.

The set contains 10 dvds, all fully uncut. Mammy's voice is the original Lillian Randolph, and all of the blackface and other censored scenes are intact, including the long lost scene in The Milky Waif where Jerry and Nibbles put shoe polish on their faces to fool Tom. The only thing missing is from His Mouse Friday; the cannibal dialogue is missing, presumably gone forever I'm guessing, but the set is great! Prices range from 39.00 for immediate purchase, or you can choose to bid for a lower price. Just go to Ebay.com and do a dvd search for Tom and Jerry. Be careful not to bid or buy the Spotlight Collection, which IS cut!


Thanks Matt for the information.

I also got some interesting information from Cat:

I've been reading the problems you've had with playing foreign dvds in America. Like you I've been trying to get hold of loads of dvds that we can't play here in England because America and Canada play in region 1 (which screws up my xmas presents from canadian relatives).

We solved the problem in our house by going onto amazon.co.uk and getting a cheap multiversal dvd player for about 20 pounds, that's cheap for England, and it'll play anything, even music cds

www.amazon.co.uk

but I know you have different plugs, so that's a blindingly obvious piece of nonsense I just gave you... what my canadian family did is buy a playstation 2- the kids play their games on it but it also plays any dvds too because they made it a multiregional player for dvd even though you CANT play the actual games from different regions (the logic is bizarre).

I don't know if this is widely known over there or not but I just thought I'd let you know so you can try it if you didn't. Also, if you find that the german 12 disc collection is definitely not a repackaged spotlight collection, shout it from the rooftops, because I thought they didnt put enough cartoons on the spotlight (and my german is advanced enough to be ablle to read they're not publicising it as anything different from the spotlight...)


Thanks Cat!

Posted: January 26, 2005

Some more info on the 26th!

This is in addition to the news tidbit below.

Kamran informed me:

Matt wrote: [...] The only thing missing is from His Mouse Friday; the cannibal dialogue is missing, presumably gone forever I'm guessing [...] The dialogues are not gone. I have got a copy of the orignal soundtrack at home. It's on the german DVD-box-set, Vol. 5.


Thanks Kamran!

Posted: January 17, 2005

This just in!
January 17, 2005

Today marks my one year of dating a wonderful woman whom I love very much! Yay me! Happy Anniversary, Love!

And...

It appears the DVD release of Tom and Jerry Blast off to Mars is going to be released on Tuesday the 18th, with as much fanfare as the last couple of releases. I'm not sure about this one, folks...I'm still a little burnt from the last 2 releases.

Posted: January 10, 2005

Just a small update to the little bit of DVD news from last week:

Most DVD's from Germany are in PAL format not NTSC for the US and other NTSC countries (although the Amazon listing does not state what format the 12 disc set is in). If it is in PAL, people in the US will not be able to watch it on their home dvd players/tv's. Also more than likely it is also in Region 2 (the US is Region 1), also preventing playback in the US. (unfortunately very few people have the ability to play Region 2 PAL DVD's in the US)


Thanks John for letting us know.

Posted: January 07, 2005

More news today the 7th of the 1st full week of the 1st month of the year and it concerns my post from yesterday:

the box contains all DVDs of "The Classic Collection" (1-12). The first DVDs were released on 30.03.2004 . Some cartoons are cut and "The Million Dollar Cat" is missing. As far as I know these are the same prints Cartoon Network used to broadcast. But I'm not sure in this. Mammy's voice is the Irish voice in most of the cartoons. If you plan to buy all 12 DVDs, you should buy this box-set, since it's much cheaper than buying each of them seperatly.

A hint would be the review from last year: www.dvdtimes.co.uk since it includes the same prints as the box-set.


Also, if you interested:
You can watch "The Cat Concerto" legaly over the internet at turnerclassicmovies.com Cat Concerto

Thanks for the info, Kamran!

Posted: January 06, 2005

Happy New Year!

I got an email the other day that I MUST share:

I got news for the dvd-section: all tom and jerry episodes are now available in a boxset (12 dvds: 9 hanna-barbera, 1 gene deitch, and 2 chuck jones)in germany on amazon.de for 79 euros. All dvds contain both english and german versions. Theý're fully restored and in perfect quality. I got the boxset for christmas and I'm absolutely happy with it. Here is the link:

www.amazon.de



I checked the link out and found that the cover looks like the recent US DVD release of the Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection. I don't know much about this release, as I don't read German :-]

Thanks Gregor for letting me know!

Posted: December 30, 2004

Man! The updates keep coming to the site. I did another addition to the site, one day before the end of 2004.

If you look to the left you will notice on the navigation, in the Information section, that I've added a page called "Release Dates". This page has some random trivia about the various releases of Tom and Jerry. Basically, it's the Episode Guide Cliff Notes.

I'm working on a review for the Tom and Jerry Spolight DVD, but I'm still a little jaded by the release and subsequent lack of recall information that I'm really slow in getting it done. But I'll have it for the site sooner or later.

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