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Beany And Cecil: Volume Two—The DVD Review

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I grew up watching Bob Clampett’s Beany And Cecil in reruns, and immediately fell in love with everyone’s favorite seasick sea serpent, his lil’ beanie-wearing buddy, Beany’s squinty-eyed, bearded Captain Uncle and that most dastardly of villains, Dishonest John. After checking some websites, I discovered that only one (yes, One!) DVD of the 1960s animated series has been released on DVD—and that was back in 2000! So another collection of Clampett’s beloved cartoon was loooong overdue, and Hen’s Tooth Video has met that demand with Bob Clampett’S Beany And Cecil: The Special Edition: Volume Two. The one-disc DVD only includes 11 episodes (which run around six minutes each, give or take), but there’s a Ton of bonus features to go over, so let’s get started. I’m coming, Beany boy!

For those of you unfamiliar with the cartoon and its origins, Beany
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Videolog DVD & Blu-ray News 9.08.2009

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In this incarnation of our Videolog column (which began in 1982 with VHS and Betamax and later laserdisc), Starlog posts information usually on Tuesdays regarding selected genre titles being released (or re-released) now on DVD and Blu-ray. Prices listed are Msrp, though the clickable links lead to Amazon where the savings can be significant.

DVD Releases for September 8, 2009:

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Very First Alvin Show & Alvin And The Chipmunks: Go To The Movies: Star Wreck (Paramount, $16.99): Two Alvin DVDs hit video shelves. The Very First Alvin Show is, well, the very first Alvin show from the 1961 animated series that started it all. It has never been released on DVD or VHS before, and it’s accompanied by two additional episodes, “Rockin Through the Decades” and “A Chipmunk Reunion.” The same-priced Star Wreck is, of course, a Star Trek parody with Alvin as Captain Dirk, commander of the S.
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