Mary Poppins is one of the most beloved films by children and adults alike since its release in 1964. Although its been released before on DVD, this re-release in an Anniversary Edition form comes as a welcome addition to the collection since the 2nd disc of this two-disc collection is jam packed with an amazing amount of extras.
Impressive stuff here as always:
Available Audio Tracks: all-new Disney Home Theater Mix (Dolby Digital 5.1), French, Spanish Commentary by actors Julie Andrews,
Dick Van Dyke, Karen Dotrice, composer Richard Sherman, and archival recordings from others including Walt Disney
"The Cat That Looked Like A King" new animated short
"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: The Making of Mary Poppins" – new 50-minute documentary
Deleted song "Chimpanzoo"
"A Musical Journey with Richard Sherman"
"A Magical Musical Reunion" with Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and Richard Sherman
Sing Along Songs
Deconstruction of a Scene: "Jolly Holiday” & “Step In Time”
"Movie Magic" – Special Effect featurette
Dick Van Dyke Make-Up Test
The Gala Movie Premiere, trailers, stills, publicity & art galleries
"I Love to Laugh" Set Top Trivia Game
Poppins Pop-up Fun Facts Viewing Mode
Number of discs: 2
This is an unprecidented amount of extras highlighted by the 50 minute documentary on the making of the film. An A+ on the extras for this DVD set.
It's hard to think of a movie that has been loved by families and children more than Mary Poppins of the last 40 years. This is an amazing vision of creativity, adventure, and song with an absolute brilliant performance from leading lady Julie Andrews. Watching it again brought me back to the time when I watched it as a child with my parents, and I look forward to watching it with my children in years to come (when I get around to having them!).
Watching this definitive edition on DVD brings a whole new experience and brings an amazing new level of entertainment with the remastered audio and video. Since this movie is a timeless classic and still brings joy to audiences, it receives a perfect score for entertainment .
Mary Poppins, in any form, is a timeless classic, but to see it in a two disc set jam-packed with extras is the way you're going to want to keep it in your DVD collection. This is finally the definitive ultimate edition we've all been waiting for, and the one that will be pulled out every time you have the entire family together.
AUDIO & VIDEO QUALITY
The DVD has been reworked a few times over now, and the audio and video experience is absolutely stunning considering this film is now 40 years old. It looks great, it sounds great – what more could you want?
Believe it or not, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is an actual English language word, and it's a testimate to the film's amazing power that such a ridiculous thing is actually true. The acting, the writing, and most of all the acting of Mary Poppins set it apart from all other films of its era. There was only one movie like this before, now, and forever – an absolute all-time movie when it comes to family entertainment and originality.
This 40th Edition DVD set of Mary Poppins is finally the edition all Disney lovers have been waiting for, with all the extras that we crave and love. There's no doubt that you'll be watching this DVD many times over and will become one of the most played in your DVD collection. An Editior's Choice DVD winner if there ever was one.