Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: "Mary Poppins" (1964)


In perfect timing with the release of Saving Mr. Banks in a couple of weeks, Disney's Mary Poppins is now out on blu-ray for its 50th anniversary. A timeless classic and one of the very best family films ever made (although anyone will love it, provided you like musicals), Julie Andrews stars as the magical nanny in her Oscar-winning role, and she truly is "practically perfect in every way." The movie is a joy of performance from all the actors involved, including Dick Van Dyke as Bert and David Tomlinson as Mr. Banks. It'll leave you in an irrepressibly happy mood, and you'll want to go back again and again.

Original Trailer from 1964: