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Disney makes Mary Poppins Returns official for Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 3/19

February 20, 2019 - 1:54 pm   |   by
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All right, Disney has just officially announced the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD release of Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins Returns on 3/19, with their Digital 4K and Movies Anywhere release set for a week earlier on 3/12. There will apparently also be a “Digital Bundle” of the film with the original 1964 Mary Poppins (we don’t know what resolution that original film will be). Audio on the Blu-rays will be English 7.1 DTS-HD MA. Assume standard HDR10 at least on the physical 4K (the digital 4K may offer Dolby Vision).

In terms of extras, the Blu-rays will include the deleted song The Anthropomorphic Zoo, the 4-part The Practically Perfect Making of Mary Poppins Returns documentary (includes Introduction, (Underneath the) Lovely London Sky, Can You Imagine That?, and Nowhere to Go But Up), the 4-part Seeing Things From a Different Point of View: The Musical Numbers of Mary Poppins Returns documentary (includes Trip a Little Light Fantastic, The Royal Doulton Music Hall/A Cover Is Not the Book, Turning Turtle, and Can You Imagine That?), Back to Cherry Tree Lane: Dick Van Dyke Returns, Practically Perfect Bloopers, 3 deleted scenes (Leaving Topsy’s and Trip a Little Light Fantastic), and a Sing-Along Mode. The Digital version only will also feature exclusive audio commentary by director Rob Marshall and producer John DeLuca.

You can see the cover artwork at left and also below. [Read on here...]

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Also newly announced is the Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital release of Adam McKay’s Vice from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Look for the discs on 4/2, with the Digital release due on 3/12. The Blu-ray and DVD will feature 3 deleted scenes, 2 featurettes (Gaming the System: The Making of Vice and The Music of Power), and a photo gallery. You’ll also find the cover artwork below.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the Oscar nominated foreign film Capernaum on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on 3/26.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has set Gotham: The Complete Fifth Season and Gotham: The Complete Series for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/11. Season Five will include Gotham Season 5: Best Moments at NY Comic Con 2018, Modern Mythology, and deleted scenes. SRP for Season Five is $29.98, with the Complete Series coming in at $112.99.

Our friends at the Warner Archive Collection have announced that Man from Atlantis (1977), Cleopatra Jones (1973), and The Glass Bottom Boat (1966) are all coming to Blu-ray in the coming weeks.

And Well Go USA has set Dan Tondowski’s Accident for release on Blu-ray on 3/19.

Meanwhile, Scream Factory has confirmed the 3/26 Blu-ray release of director Robert Wise’s The Body Snatcher (1945). Mastered from a new 4K scan of the original camera negative, the disc includes the new You’ll Never Get Rid of Me: Resurrecting The Body Snatcher featurette, audio commentary (with director Robert Wise and writer/film historian Steve Haberman), the Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy documentary, and still galleries.

And Shout! Factory has confirmed the extras you’ll find on their 3/19 release of the Born in East L.A.: Collector’s Edition. Look for a new audio commentary by director/writer/star Cheech Marin, new interviews with Cheech Marin, Kamala Lopez, and Paul Rodriguez, an extended TV cut of the film in standard definition, a gallery, production notes, and the trailer.

Here at The Bits today, we’ve also got four new reviews for you to check out, including Tim’s look at the Double Dragon: Special Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray from MVD and Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume VIII on DVD from Shout! Factory, as well as Dennis’ thoughts on Widows on Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox and The Possessed (1965) on Blu-ray from Arrow Video. Enjoy!

And we’ll leave you with a look at the cover artwork for Mary Poppins Returns and Vice (with Amazon pre-order links if available)...

Mary Poppins Returns (4K Ultra HD) Mary Poppins Returns (Blu-ray Disc) Vice (Blu-ray Disc)

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