Featured DVD: Mary Poppins: The 45th Anniversary Edition

January 27, 2009 Categories: Movies , Reviews | 4 Comments  

(Mary Poppins: The 45th Anniversary Edition was provided to me by Click Communications for the purpose of review.)

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Experience the extraordinary animation, dazzling special effects and award-winning music of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins in this restored and remastered 2-Disc 45th Anniversary Special Edition!

Join the “practically perfect” Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) for a “Jolly Holiday” as she magically turns every chore into a game and every day into a whimsical adventure. Along the way, you’ll be enchanted by unforgettable characters such as the mutlitalented chimney sweep Bert (Dick Van Dyke).

Unpack Mary’s magical carpetbag full of bonus features, including all-new bonus from the “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” Broadway production of Mary Poppins. You won’t need a “Spoonful of Sugar” to love every moment of this timeless classic!

Do you really need a review of one of Disney’s most wonderful classics? Of course not! I have loved Mary Poppins since I was a child, and watching it now sends me right back to those days. We used to have it on video, but it wore out and I had to toss it, so it’s been a while since I could share this with my kids. It’s exciting to get to experience it with them again.

My favorite part by far? The scene on the ceiling: “I Love to Laugh.”

Mary Poppins: The 45th Anniversary Edition is available on DVD on January 27th. The DVD special features include a featurette on bringing Mary Poppins to the stage, rare behind-the-scenes footage from the film, Poppins pop-up fun facts, a bonus short, a deleted song, and a musical reunion with Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and Richard Sherman.

4 Comments

  1. Carrie K

    I love Mary Poppins. Have you read any of the books? P..Travers, I think.

  2. M Light

    We were talking about the Broadway version of Mary Poppins recently. We mentioned that, although we really enjoy Julie Andrews, we could possibly see other actresses playing Mary Poppins. However, we couldn’t see anyone else besides Dick Van Dyke playing Bert.

  3. carrie

    Carrie – I read some of the books as a child, but not in years.

    Laura – I agree – Dick Van Dyke embodies Bert!

  4. This Little Piggy

    Sweetums and I LOVE us some Poppins! :o )

    Steppin’ time… Steppin’ time…