The Looney Tunes Golden Collection, a four-CD set containing 56 extremely well-chosen Warner Bros. cartoons from the Forties and Fifties (plus a couple of gazillion DVD-type special features), is now available for pre-ordering on amazon.com. Click here to do so. It’ll be on the street Oct. 28.
The amazon.com page also contains a customer review from an animation fanatic with inside skinny:
It’s hard to believe, but Warner Brothers is reportedly not sure that these cartoons can sell. This set is a test to see whether DVD collectors are in the market for Looney Tunes fully restored and presented with in-depth extras. If the set sells well, there will be more big boxes like this one, with still more cartoons (including earlier classics that are still in the process of restoration). If it doesn’t sell, all we’ll get is bare-bones samplers aimed at kids alone. So don’t buy the bare-bones “Premiere Collection,” a poorly presented kid-oriented release with no extras and only half of the cartoons on this set….Help make “The Looney Tunes Golden Collection” a best-seller and you’ll not only be helping the cause of classic animation on DVD, you’ll be getting some of the best comedy films ever produced, animated or live-action. You’ll be getting fascinating extras and supplements. You’ll be getting hours and hours of great entertainment. What could be better than getting great entertainment in a good cause? Buy this set, and if enough people do, we’ll get to see more sets of Bugs, Daffy, and the rest, to enjoy at home as often as we want–and believe me, we’ll want to watch it often.
Clearly, the Golden Collection is the set to buy. (And yes, I’ve put my money where my blog is.)