Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 08:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The true story behind Disney's Mary Poppins will be revealed on Blu-ray in March, and you can pre-order the film now.
As previously reported, Disney is preparing 'Saving Mr. Banks' for Blu-ray later this year, and now the date has been set for March 18.
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time. John Lee Hancock ('The Blind Side') directs this acclaimed film, which reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of Mary Poppins. Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney (Hanks) tries for twenty years to obtain the rights to author P.L. Travers’ (Thompson) beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won’t budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, the set Mary Poppins free.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Walt Disney Studios: From Poppins to Present: Join Hancock on a tour of the Disney Studios lot, reflect on studio life during the making of Mary Poppins, and discover how Walt's creative spirit still flourishes today; Let's Go Fly a Kite: Cast and crew break out in a rousing, heartfelt tribute to Mary Poppins composer Richard Sherman on the last day of filming; and Three Deleted Scenes in HD.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is $36.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Saving Mr. Banks' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 18.
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