***Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample from Click Communications to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way. All images are courtesy of Click Communications.***
Releasing from the Disney Vault in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, creative visionary Walt Disney’s classic shines for the first time on Blu-ray. Starring Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews in her Academy-Award winning role, and featuring iconic toe-tapping songs including “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” Mary Poppins is a movie experience your family will enjoy again and again. An all-new digital restoration adds even more magic – helping bring the award-winning songs and amazing picture to life like never before. Share the music; share the magic; share the joy of Mary Poppins this holiday on Blu-ray Combo Pack & HD Digital December 10.
We received a copy of this classic film to check out for ourselves. My kids had never seen Mary Poppins before, so they were definitely excited since they absolutely adore anything and everything Disney.
As soon as the movie began, all 3 of my kids, teen included, were absolutely glued to the screen. They loved seeing this timeless tale and experiencing the magic that only Mary Poppins can bring to a family.
I have to admit, I really loved revisiting this Disney classic, myself! I found myself singing along to the songs, which made my kids look at me like I had gone insane. This happens with all of our Disney movies, so you'd think they'd be used to their mom acting like a big kid along with them!
And of course, the best part of the movie is the message it gives about the importance of love, family, and fun! The only problem? My kids now wish that they had a Mary Poppins of their own to make their chores magically get done.
Definitely be sure to check out the 50th Anniversary Blu-Ray Edition of Mary Poppins. This is available TODAY, December 10, 2013, and can be purchased anywhere movies are sold.
Here's more info about the film:
Talent: Julie Andrews (The Sounds of Music, Princess Diaries) as Mary Poppins; Dick Van Dyke (TV’s “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” Night at the Museum) as Bert/Mr. Dawes Senior; David Tomlinson (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Love Bug) as Mr. Banks; Glynis Johns (The Court Jester, While You Were Sleeping) as Mrs. Banks; Karen Dotrice (The Gnome-Mobile, Upstairs, Downstairs) as Jane Banks; Mathew Garber (The Gnome-Mobile, The Three Lives of Thomasina) as Michael Banks.
Director: Robert Stevenson (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Love Bug)
Producers: Walt Disney & Robert Stevenson
Writing Credits: Screenplay - Bill Walsh (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Flubber) & Don DaGradi (Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Love Bug) based upon the book by P.L. Travers
Release Date: December 10, 2013 (Direct Prebook: 10/15; Distrib. Prebook: 10/29)
U.S. Packaging: Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD +eCopy), DVD + eCopy & HD Digital
New Bonus Features:
BLU-RAY & HD DIGITAL:
· Mary-OKE’s – New piece highlights popular music from the film, specifically “Spoon Full of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” Step In Time,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and allows viewer to sing-along to animated words that display onscreen in unique ways.
· Becoming Mr. Sherman (TBC by theatrical team): Join actor Jason Schwartzman as he sits down for a fun and musical-filled afternoon with Richard Sherman. In the new film, SAVING MR BANKS, Schwartzman portrays the Disney Legend... half of the famous composing team, the Sherman Brothers who wrote all the classic songs from MARY POPPINS, as well as many other favorites. Hear heartwarming, revealing stories about the making of this beloved musical, get more insight on working with Walt Disney, and get a unique sneak peek into SAVING MR BANKS, starring Tom Hanks, and Emma Thompson.
Feature Run Time: Approximately 140 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Sound: Blu-ray – English: 7.1 DTS-HDMA, 5.1 Dolby Digital, Original Theatrical Mix; Spanish and French: 5.1 Dolby Digital; DVD – English: 5.1 Dolby Digital, Original Theatrical Mix; Spanish and French: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages/Subtitles: English, French & Spanish
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