Mary Poppins 45th Aniversary Special Edition (DVD)
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Marguerite, South Africa. 3 June 2014
Mary Poppins must be one of the best musical feature films ever made, receiving 13 Oscar nominations, including a win as Best Actress for Julie Andrews in the title role. In 1964, there were no computer aided special effects as there are now, so the effects created for this film are truly remarkable, and who could resist singing along to the glorious, Oscar-winning musical score? This film boasts an outstanding cast as well. Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber as Jane & Michael Banks, the children in search of a loving nanny, steal the show, and David Tomlinson and Glynis Johns are wonderful as their suitably vague parents. Hermione Baddeley as the Banks family's maid produces a far more believable cockney accent than does Amnerican Dick van Dyke, as Mary Poppins's friend Bert, but van Dyke can dance! His portrayal of the bank patriarch, Mr Dawes Snr, at the end of the film, is a delight. Special mention must be made of Ed Wynn in the cameo role of Uncle Albert - the man who loves to laugh. And that is what this film is all about.
I was a little bemused however, when watching the audio commentary on the special featurers, to hear Julie Andrews using Americanisms like "snuck" and "I figure", in her true-blue British accent! It didn't quite fit in with the picture of a prim and proper Edwardian nanny.
Chris, South Africa. 25 June 2014
Still a great movie and splendid amusement for children. However, the photography, animations and acting is showing it's a bit old. But it is a classic and good to have it for the children!
Dean, South Africa. 10 September 2014
Simon, South Africa. 10 April 2014
This is a truly excellent, fun DVD for the kids. My girls (3 and 5) are sensitive viewers, but they can't get enough of watching this one. Money well spent (especially for those rainy days).
Linda, South Africa. 25 August 2014
This is a great timeless classic. Julie Andrews is absolutely amazing as Mary Poppins.
The music is great and the story line is fun and engaging. My children and I enjoyed watching it and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys musicals.
Nicole, South Africa. 17 May 2016
Who can deny that this timeless movie with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyk is a classic, you simply cannot help but sing along to songs like supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus, and Let's go fly a Kite.
Alan, South Africa. 22 July 2015
The dvd is great.
Gregory, South Africa. 12 September 2015
excellent timeless classic movie
Dallas, South Africa. 3 March 2016
Love it, one of the best classics
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