by KC Carlson
Just a quick update on something being released on October 20 that you might want to watch for. We’re rushing out the door for a much-needed vacation, and I’ll be back with a full-scale review upon our return.
The Peanuts 1970’s Collection, Volume 1, continues Warner’s series of chronological Peanuts collections with the first six specials of the the 1970s, including two which are new to DVD: Play It Again, Charlie Brown and It’s a Mystery, Charlie Brown. The other titles are You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown, There’s No Time For Love, Charlie Brown, and the two well-known holiday specials A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and It’s The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown.
All of the features are completely remastered, and there’s an all-new featurette, Woodstock: Creating Snoopy’s Sidekick, which I assume will include the origins of the intrepid bird named after the famous rock festival. Unfortunately, the original featurettes that accompanied the previously released specials on DVD are not included. So, as usual, Warner has produced yet another Peanuts collection which is high on entertainment value and production quality, but not so much on completeness. But if you’re looking for an easy way to scoop up six Peanuts specials in one compact two-DVD set, this is your collection.
More soon. In the meantime, here’s a clip from the famous Thanksgiving show with that terrific music.