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Press Release BVHE Press Release: Mary Poppins Returns (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. David Norman

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    Buy cheaper somewhere else and donate $50 to HTF directly. I suspect that's equivalent to about $5000-10000 worth of Bluray from Amazon.
     
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    I was able to get a reply from Disney about the specs that were questionable/missing in the press release.
    1. Both the physical and digital releases are 2.39:1 aspect ratio
    2. The audio commentary is confirmed as not being on the physical releases
    3. The 4K UHD release will be HDR-10 and have Dolby Atmos
    I updated our article accordingly but wanted to provide the info here for everyone as well.

    I dislike the missing commentary, but I'll still be getting the movie on 4k UHD Blu-ray nonetheless. The 1.85:1 aspect ratio would have been the deal-killer, though, so I'm glad that it was erroneous information.
     
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  3. Ronald Epstein

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  4. Message #44 of 63 Mar 15, 2019 at 9:33 PM
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    Kyrsten Brad

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    Just got my email from a DMC with MPR being my featured selection. Of course I’ll be buying this title along with a smattering of discounted Blus (The Three Musketeers (1993) and The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)).

    Keep wondering if I should wait for the original Mary Poppins (1964) to come to UHD (4K) Blu-ray and make it a twofer. I have the MP Blu-ray.


    Dates corrected.
     
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    I think you’ve got Parent Trap on the brain, or something. Neither Apple Dumpling Gang nor Mary Poppins came out in 1961. :)
     
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    I know. Typing without brain engaged.

    Going back to make corrections while I still can.
     
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    If you want it, I don't see any reason to wait to pick up the new film.

    If Disney had immediate plans to release the original Mary Poppins on 4K, they would have done it in conjunction with either the theatrical or Blu-ray release of the sequel. Since they didn't, I doubt it's a priority title for them on 4K. This doesn't mean they'll never do it, but they missed the obvious promotional tie-in window. Plus, they have yet to go 4K for anything quite that old.

    So you'd be waiting for...what exactly? A box set with a slipcase around the two Blu-ray cases? That wouldn't be worth it to me personally. Just get the new film now and enjoy it. You can always get the original individually later whenever it does come out.
     
  8. Ronald Epstein

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    I am trying not to shit on this thread.

    I saw the new Mary Poppins movie and hated it. Just very, very bland including songs that were just not memorable.

    I think this will look tremendous in 4k, but I for one have no desire to see this film again. I am just surprised by how many of you really loved it.
     
  9. Message #49 of 63 Mar 16, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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    Malcolm R

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    I haven't seen it yet, but given the relatively anemic box office, it seems like you're probably not the only one.

    If it broke even at the box office, it certainly wasn't by very much. Disney has to be disappointed. I'm sure they thought they had THE blockbuster of the holiday season and ended up in third place behind Aquaman and Spider-Man, with Bumblebee also taking a good chunk of box office not too far behind MPR.

    All three of those titles were also bigger worldwide than MPR. The worldwide gross was nearly 50/50 between North America and international ($172m vs. $176m), and nearly $56m of the international gross was from the UK alone.
     
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    Delivered in the mail today. Love this film.
     
  11. Josh Steinberg

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    My family wanted to see it over the holiday season but it wound up being really complicated to make the arrangements, so we missed it. Kinda fell into the trap where a certain number of people expressed interest but then weren’t all available at the same time, and then some people didn’t want to try to see it unless everyone was available, and then people who weren’t available wanted those who were to wait, etc... so the predictable end result was that none of us got to see it.

    Will rent it at some point.
     
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    This is exactly what happened to me. Made plans with a couple of different people to go together to see it, and when plans didn't work out, I didn't get around to going by myself, so my first experience will be with the 4K next week.
     
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    I almost went to see "MPR" like 5 times during its theatrical run but I never did.

    I never loved the original and the new one didn't really entice me!
     
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    Sorry but little Bryan liked this film so much - he wore out a ViewMaster reel :D !
     
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    This 4K/Blu ray has been removed from my pre-order cart at Amazon and moved to "Saved For Later" by Amazon. I guess the release has been delayed. The price was the highest I've seen for a single disc in a long time.
     
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    All the MPR formats at Amazon are marked "unavailable" (or were when I checked earlier today).
     
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    I could be even more Blunt.:angry:
     
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    Again, please keep in mind that the disc comes with a code for digital redemption, and that a free digital redemption will allow you access to the audio commentary. It's not as ideal as having it on the physical disc, but access to the exclusive digital bonus content is absolutely being included as part of your purchase of the physical media version.
     
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    The release of the disc is on schedule for tomorrow and Best Buy and Target have it ready to be put on the shelves. I'll suspect Walmart are there too.

    Just an Amazon issue. I'll be interested to hear if Amazon has any arriving on release day or if they'll do their usual -ship by Memorial Day routine
     
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    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Blasphemy!

    I've seen MPR twice already and I'm dying to watch it again. We'll be showing it in the Booth Bijou Garage Theater in early April but I'm not sure I can wait that long. :)

    Ron, try a spoon full of sugar mixed with some bourbon! :)

    Mark
     
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