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Now available in a 2-disc DVD edition!,
This review is from: Mary Poppins (40th Anniversary Edition) (DVD)
Mary Poppins may be =the= stand-out live-action movie that Disney has ever produced. Or will ever produce.
All the songs are very memorable. Who out there does not find themselves humming or even singing along with the likes of "Chim-Chim-Cheree" or "Spoonful of Sugar"?
Julie Andrews will always be remembered for her role as Mary Poppins, and Dick Van Dyke absolutely shines as Bert the Chimney Sweep. Van Dyke also plays the senior officer of the bank - and has his very best scene where he realizes that the punchline - "A wooden leg named Smith" - is funny. Andrews won an Academy Award for Mary Poppins, and the movie also won Best Visual Effects, and Best Music Score, as well as Best Song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee").
The scene where "I love to laugh" is particularly poignant. Ed Wynn died not long after the release of Mary Poppins, and shows some of his best comedy style in this scene. Very laughable.
The story is top-notch and has a wonderful moral without being too "preachy". It was a very good adaptation from the original novel, and it's a shame Disney never did any of P L Traver's own sequels to Mary Poppins.
The animated bits are a little flat by today's standards, but they add a wonderful whimsey to a stellar production. Highly recommended to any family with children. A must-buy for Disney fans.
This is the far better, two-disc, 40th anniversary edition that not only restores everything to digital quality, but adds a second disc of deleted scenes (and a song!), commentary, and many other cool new features. Look for the new 40th anniversary DVD edition - it's worth waiting for!
It's just supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
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Initial post: Jul 23, 2012 1:51:02 PM PDT
Nancy A. Duncan says:
Mary Poppins (Two-Disc 45th Anniversary Special Edition) Hi I wrote a review but not sure you received it. I have been looking for this movie for years I was so happy to see Amazon.com sold it, finally I ordered it, it was exactly as I expected. A beautiful movie about families. It was superb. I am so happy Amazon sold it. Thank you.
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It's That Guy Phil says:
Actually, it IS a movie review site as well. The purpose of reviews, is to let potential customers know what to expect. Many people have not seen this particular film, and so it's good to hear other people's opinions. Then that goes along with the actual product. But, if you knew how Amazon actually worked, you'll find that all the reviews are lumped in (say, for movies - DVD, Blu-Ray, various versions, etc), so it's sometimes hard to distinguish which actual physical product any person might be reviewing, unless they name it directly. But since the movie itself is a product in its own self and right, it too should be reviewed. If you don't like that aspect, you don't have to read it. Just a thought.
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