Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Blu-ray December 10th, 2013

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  1. Mark-P

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    All my friends know how long I've been waiting for this. I now have my Birthday* movie planned.

    *December 30th
     
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    My apologies, but I have to agree with Russell. If we start spoiler-tagging the open discussion of 50 year old films being released on Blu-ray at HTF we might as well start spoiler-tagging every single film discussion on this forum.
     
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    Be my guest then and bow out.

    Spoilers are unnecessary, unwanted, uncaring and not welcome. The omission of a courteous warning should never be dependent on the age of the film or anything else. If a poster can't be polite and take the time to type a seven letter word before revealing an ending or a major plot of a title under discussion, that's pretty sad.
     
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    "Rosebud" was the sled!








    (Spoiler tags added by moderator - CA)
     
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    Yes a thousand times over. Finally and about time!
     
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    Spoiling a 50 year old film really??If we can spoil films in the movie threads once released surely we can discuss 50 year old films. If a film means that much in terms of wanting to see it without being spoiled wouldn't you actively avoid threads like this too?Looking forward to this.
     
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    I have some very grave news about Bambi.
     
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    Yay!! Finally using the original logo! I love the cover. It's bold and smart to feature her iconic image flying over the simple background. So excited!! Thank you for sharing the ad, Ronald.
     
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    Something tells me that this isn't going to be the final cover yet.
     
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    May not wait for Christmas to get this one. :)

    I would love to see the Sherman Bros. documentary "The Boys" as a bonus disc.
     
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    December 28th
     
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    Early days into this thread, but let the fun begin.

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    I'm not sure if these 35mm IB Technicolor scans are from an original or a re-issue print.


    Doug.
     
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    Great news about this release - more Dick Van Dyke on BD is always a good thing. :thumbsup:

    Here's my $0.02 on spoilers....while a film like Wizard of Oz likely doesn't need spoilers, there are many people still discovering classic films that they didn't see in childhood. Films like Laura, Great Escape, Vertigo and, yes, even Citizen Kane, should, in my opinion, have spoiler warnings for key plot twists or surprise endings. This doesn't mean we can't have in depth and lively discussion on these films. In fact, many threads on HTF have inspired me to buy an older movie I've never seen. But I certainly don't want to be exposed to something that would take away the enjoyment because (for example) I was alerted to the killer in Laura ahead of time. At the end of the day, adding a spoiler tag where appropriate is, again my opinion, the considerate thing to do.

    As to Poppins, I myself saw this the first time last year as part of Cinemark's classic series. It wasn't a glorious restoration like Lawrence of Arabia but was still a delight to watch due to the charisma of the two leads. Hopefully both of them will be able to contribute interviews, etc. to this BD.
    Great idea, Peter. That was a wonderfully inspiring & yet heartbreaking documentary especially in light of the recent passing of Robert Sherman.
     
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    And I have something very important to tell Luke Skywalker about his father and his sister... ;)
     
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    Bob and Doug might not want to go to the brewery, eh!
     
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    Loving the original "lightbulb"-style logo - and hoping it sticks. Gives this release the class and fanfare it deserves.
     
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    If someone is admonishing people on this thread for spoilers, I have to wonder how long he's been living under a rock considering the age of THIS film... :lol:
     
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    You know, I'm as spoiler averse as the next guy (to the point where I avoid movie threads in HTF until I've seen the movie) but come on, there's got to be a statute of limitations on this thing. Otherwise we can't discuss plot points for any movieā€¦ever.

    I think Mary Poppins definitely falls outside of that statute of limitations. :rolling-smiley:
     
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    Does that look like 1.66 to anyone? Just asking.
     

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