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Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

Posted August 1, 2013 02:11 AM by Webmaster

Walt Disney PicturesWalt Disney Home Entertainment has revealed the 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray release of director Robert Stevenson's Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Glynis Johns, David Tomlinson, Matthew Garber, Karen Dotrice and Jane Darwell. The live-action Walt Disney classic makes its Blu-ray debut on December 10th.

Synopsis: A magical, musical nanny (Andrews) brings a breath of fresh air into the stuffy Banks household in turn-of-the-century England. Overstuffed with gaiety, this children's fantasy is filled with dance numbers and outrageous songs (among them the seemingly unpronounceable "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"), and its blend of live-action and animation was a marvel in its day.

Mary Poppins also features Andrews' film debut and Darwell's last film appearance, earned thirteen Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture, Best Director and Best (Adapted) Screenplay), and won five Oscars (Best Actress: Julie Andrews, Best Original Score, Best Song: Chim Chim Cher-ee, Best Editing, and Best Special Visual Effects).

Tech specs and special features have yet to be detailed. However, Disney has stated the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will offer brand new bonus content.


Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

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johnv
  Aug 01, 2013
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It's about time!!!!!! can't wait for this one.
Carl
  Aug 01, 2013
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Finally!

mishal
  Aug 01, 2013
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Excellent news. Hoping for an excellent transfer.

WaterElemental
  Aug 01, 2013
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Hope other live action Disney classics are making their way to Blu-ray.... Homeward Bound please!!!

Shanester
  Aug 01, 2013
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Waiting for a steelbook announcement. I'm sure we'll see one eventually

jackpoe
  Aug 01, 2013
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I have been waiting for this one!

Arkadin
  Aug 01, 2013
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total miracle.
slindvall
  Aug 01, 2013
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I figured this would be coming soon, since Disney is releasing their new "Saving Mr Banks" in December. Pretty excited about it though. I expect Disney will pull out all the stops with this one, as far as remastering it for high def and lots of new special features.

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Pirate King
  Aug 01, 2013
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supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

MJW
  Aug 01, 2013
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I'm really looking forward to adding this to my collection. I have been on a musical kick lately and just watched Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music and Dick Van Dyke in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in the last week!

cvm
  Aug 01, 2013
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Great News!

tru blu
  Aug 01, 2013
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One of my most anticipated titles. This is a must own movie.
RICKBONDOO7
  Aug 01, 2013
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5OTH Anniversary ! Any disney bluray collector must know by now that disney is all about anniversary editions !! I don't like the cover artwork too dull grey ,or silver??? I would love to have some more classic live action films. My disney dvds i want on bluray...Treasure Island 1950, 20,OOO Leagues 1954,Darby o Gill 1959, Kidnapped 1960,and Dr. Syn 1963. How long before these come on bluray ???????????

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dobyblue
  Aug 01, 2013
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Anyone else ever get an incredible sense of melancholy listening/watching the "feed the birds, tuppence a bag" scene in Mary Poppins? Always got a huge sense of depression in this moment, even as a kid, more than just sadness. Very powerful scene.

Always was a big fan of this movie, hope Disney will do a great transfer here. Tragic ending for the young man Michael Gerber who played young "Michael Banks" in this move. Life is so very short.

Yojimbo
  Aug 01, 2013
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That is some terrible cover art...

movieman1979
  Aug 01, 2013
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Agreed @Yojimbo, kind of hideous. Oh well, I'm sure they'll be a superior steelbook anyway

wjasoncul
  Aug 01, 2013
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Great news! Been waiting to update my DVD to Blu for a long time!
Greycomm
  Aug 01, 2013
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Actually the cover looks more like the original poster art than any other video release of this title ever has. It's about time. And the young boy in the film was named Matthew Garber. I've been holding off buying this title, this could be the time. Saving Mr. Banks looks pretty good, and it's only natural it'll spark more interest in Poppins, which really should have a theatrical release of its own one of these days. Maybe it'll get a couple weeks at the El Capitan.

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wvl
  Aug 01, 2013
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Been waiting sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long... finally... YES!

ChipmunksDad
  Aug 01, 2013
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I picked a hell of a time to have a kid. Disney has been emptying my wallet for 4 years straight!

(Although. Had it been 6 years ago I'd have be bought DVDs and would be re-buying BDs)

Damn you Disney!

As with the rest... Day one.

Armondo22
  Aug 01, 2013
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Day 1!

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nathanp
  Aug 01, 2013
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Been waiting for this, somehow have never seen it, now I will.

geminidreamatl30
  Aug 01, 2013
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considering the new movie Saving Mr. Banks about PL Tavers giving Walt Disney the rights to make Mary Poppins into a movie, doesnt surprise me at all that Disney is finally releasing Mary Poppins on blu ray.

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obriensg1
  Aug 01, 2013
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Maybe Disney will be really awesome and include a 'Saving Mr. Banks' ticket on the discs

Tom Servo
  Aug 01, 2013
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Day whatever it takes to go low. This one never really enraptured me for some reason. Then again I only remember watching it once when I was a kid, and since I remember very little about it, I must not have liked it that much. I'll probably get it anyway, maybe it will hold up better than the other one with bleep Van bleep in it, Chitty Boom Boom or something.
Hurry up and do this Black Hole remake so we can get the original on blu please. 20,000 Leagues is being delayed for the same reason apparently.

Starchild
  Aug 01, 2013
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Absolute day 1 purchase!!!! My wife's birthday present to boot! She still talks about her dad bringing her to see this when she was a little girl!!! Can't wait!!
merlinjones
  Aug 01, 2013
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Super---!

I do wish they would leave Walt Disney's credit on the packaging though.

More of Walt's classic films needed on Blu-ray:

Swiss Family Robinson
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Pollyanna
The Parent Trap!
Darby O' Gill and the Little People
Treasure Island
Old Yeller
The Three Lives of Thomasina
etc.

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PBR
  Aug 01, 2013
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You forgot Jungle Book and Song of the South
SuperC142
  Aug 01, 2013
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------------------
dobyblue

Anyone else ever get an incredible sense of melancholy listening/watching the "feed the birds, tuppence a bag" scene in Mary Poppins? Always got a huge sense of depression in this moment, even as a kid, more than just sadness. Very powerful scene.
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Absolutely. "Melancholy" is the perfect word to describe the feeling it invokes in me. I absolutely love it. BTW: I believe that this was Walt Disney's favorite song. I remember hearing that directly from Richard Sherman in the bonus content for a Disney movie (probably bonus content from "Mary Poppins", but I don't remember). A quick google search seems to back this up.
merlinjones
  Aug 01, 2013
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>>You forgot Jungle Book and Song of the South<<

Would love to have both! : )
RICKBONDOO7
  Aug 01, 2013
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Jungle Book August 5th ! this monday UK region free !!!! Got 101 Dalmations in November 2012 !!! Looks great !!! Does not matter to me i have 2 region free bluray players.Don't you people pay attention to bluray UK release dates,or lists Hammer Films,Disney,etc. ????????

mseeley
  Aug 01, 2013
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FINALLY! Love this movie!
jcarys
  Aug 01, 2013
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Home Media mag has an ad announcing Blu-ray Bonus as "Mary-Oke" for Spoon Full of Sugar, Step In Time, Chim Chim Cheree, and Supercalafragilisticexpealidocious. (you spell that!) Also a featurette called Becoming Mr. Sherman.

Mary is coming out of the Vault!

Fingerlakes Dave
  Aug 01, 2013
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Now,.... if they don't price it through the Moon!

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zoodermin
  Aug 01, 2013
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Day one for sure!!

ultimatedisneyfan28
  Aug 01, 2013
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YES, it's about time, hopefully this release is not bare bones in the classic bonus content... I assume the new content will cover Saving Mr. Banks & Mary Poppins on Broadway, maybe at least. All time classic... obviously !! Cannot wait !!
misterh27
  Aug 01, 2013
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HALLELUJAH!!!!
Finally, one of the most delighftul movies to ever emerge from the Disney studios.
Day One for sure.

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RBBrittain
  Aug 01, 2013
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@Pirate King: What you said.

@merlinjones: Walt's name is STILL on the company. What more do you want? :P

vanscottie
  Aug 01, 2013
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Where are some of you guys getting the idea there's going to be a steelbook version? Considering that Disney has NO affiliation with steelbooks and the earlier "steelbook" company that Disney was using for a brief time (Lion King, Cinderella, Cars 2, Brave) was sued out of existence

CobraComander
  Aug 01, 2013
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Day one purchase!

schoecp
  Aug 01, 2013
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Nice movie. Deserves a better cover.
merlinjones
  Aug 02, 2013
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>>@merlinjones: Walt's name is STILL on the company. What more do you want? :P<<

That he continue to be credited for the films he actually made. (-- rather than blamed for the ones he didn't). ; )
Greycomm
  Aug 02, 2013
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"Overstuffed with gaiety" - "outrageous songs" - "seemingly unpronounceable" - who WRITES this stuff?? If Poppins gets a theatrical run at the El Capitan, It would have to be before Frozen opens, I imagine. Mr. Banks is set to debut in limited release 12/13 (which will likely include the El Capitan) before going wide 12/20.

Shadow_cinephile
  Aug 02, 2013
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Can't wait.. One of perfect christmas gift, my family will love this.!!

martymagicman
  Aug 02, 2013
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Excellent!
Great Christmas Eve movie for the Fam...
Horrible cover... Really Disney?
She needs to be flying over London!!!!!
Wolfie
  Aug 02, 2013
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Day one purchase fo sho. Best Disney movie EVER!!!

popoboy
  Aug 02, 2013
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Wow! Totally excited to see this finally coming out. Have waited a long time to hear this announcement! I'm hoping that means Disney has taken extra special care with this title. Disney has a great track record so this should look fantastic. Probably my all time favorite Disney film. Would also love to see Bedknobs and Broomsticks get a release, as well as the other live action classics. I have a feeling the folks at Disney have been working on this a long time, the film elements needed an overhaul. The 40th anniversary edition looked great at the time, but I'm sure a lot of work was needed for the animation/live action scenes to make them look right. I was pleasantly surprised that Pete's Dragon came out looking great, wasn't expecting much from that title as it always seems kind of forgotten or overlooked, but it looked fresh and new! By far Disney puts out the best looking blu ray's of anyone...this is their crown jewel so I'm sure they will have it looking wonderful. Can't wait!!! It's a Jolly Holiday with Mary...

robocop35
  Aug 03, 2013
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Wow that's all I can say! omg etc.....

lordmorpheus72
  Aug 03, 2013
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now this is some good news. And I too love "feed the Birds"

swansong
  Aug 10, 2013
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Very happy to finally see this coming out on Blu. A true gem of a movie.


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