But seriously, I'm really looking forward to this release too. I'm glad they're producing new material for it and not just rehashing the Laser Disc (although that stuff was great too and I hope it's included somehow). A commentary will be excellent!
Glad you are excited about the new DVD too. I can't wait!
Yes, they supposedly filmed a new song last month as a bonus extra with Richard Sherman at the piano. It was reported that "It will include Julie and Dick segueing into an animated scene especially created for the DVD."
Considering that Julie was on Oprah last week and said that she still does not sing, this should be interesting. I think she'll probably talk sing it like she has been doing lately.
I agree, Ben. It's great to hear that so many new extras will be included and it's not going to be a rehash of the Laser disc version. Mary Poppins is finally going to get the treatment it deserves.
It doesn't to me, Bill. I know you actually like Julie and have even bought her children's book to have her sign it! You're just realistic about her current singing ability (or lack thereof). I'm sure she's gotten pretty realistic about it herself.
You beat me to it. I was going to say it will be the 4th but I was guessing. I remember trying to decide which DVD version to get last year and before I break the seal on the wrapper I get word of this 40th Anniversary Edition. Arrrrrr!
Gads! 40th Anniversary already? Where did the years go... I just now found my Super8 Sound home movie (called "The Super Nanny") that contains the Spoonful of Sugar sequence. I can't believe it's been more than twenty years ago that I bought that one, and it only runs about 8 minutes. Now you can get the whole thing on a little 4" disc, and then some! Can you imagine how large (and expensive) it would be if we could still buy it on film? (Full-length features cost about $300 on 8mm film back in 1979 and 80.)