Coming on Saturday, January 10, 2015, is our “Looong DVD Review” of Disney’s TALE SPIN Volume Three, for which the text was prepared some months ago.
Those of you who have any background knowledge on this release and the shabby (or, at the very least, “incomplete”) treatment of “Disney Afternoon” series in general, by the Home Video arm of Disney, are aware that TALE SPIN Volume Three was exclusively released in 2013 through its “Disney Movie Club” –and, I might add, SIX YEARS AFTER the previous “general releases” of Volumes One and Two.
|The Disney Movie Club "Exclusive" of TALE SPIN Volume Three.|
Naturally, I resisted this method of obtaining those mere “final 11” episodes of TALE SPIN, and so the series remained as incomplete as my DVD collections of DUCKTALES and DARKWING DUCK (which are still so to this day)...
|Is Scrooge looking for that FINAL VOLUME?|
…Until paying a “third party premium” to a vendor on Amazon.com to finally complete the series. The premium was at the extreme upper limit of what I felt was an “acceptable” premium price to pay for an item I should have been easily able to obtain in general release, and avoid joining some sort of Disney “club”.
|Think that's bad... The WORST is still to come!|
After our typically “Looong” text for this upcoming post was completed – and during the arduous “formatting and illustrating” phase – THIS NEWS broke, on October 31, 2014, about exactly the type of general release I felt TALE SPIN Volume Three should ALWAYS have had… and with a BETTER COVER than the “Disney Exclusive that Failed to Remain an Exclusive” that I paid a premium for!
|Here's the "new and better" cover!|
I feel doubly-duped by Disney, for having invested extra in an item they held back from the public – and then decided to release a year and a half later. But, that’s MY problem. Just enjoy the review – that DOES take Disney to task, but now there’s even more for me to be unhappy about than before.
That’s the background. Enjoy the review on Saturday. And, needless to say, regardless of Disney’s release machinations, the EPISODES themselves are great!
|Yep! The episodes are GREAT!|