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3.0 out of 5 stars MARY POPPINS, WHERE IS YOUR HIGH DEFINITION?, 24 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Today I received the Blu-ray of "Mary Poppins", and I ran to watch it with great interest (on my Panna 65VT50b), and when the movie ended my expectation has become a big frustration. I'll explain in a few words. I gave 4 stars for sound and 5 stars for the movie, but for the quality of the restored Blu-ray picture, honestly, it is equal or lower than my excellent DVD. I did not notice any significant improvement in the picture quality of this film, just an unpleasant increase in the picture graining that is almost absent on the DVD (but the animated sequence is very pleasent on B.D.), but the definition of fine details did not seem better than that of DVD, so it I guess that the excess of granulation detracted observation of fine details in the image. I believe that Disney did not make any serious work of restoring this excellent movie except in the quality of 5.1 sound (DTS HD HR) which provides a good surrounding effect. I ask: Does the American version is better in everything than the UK version?
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Initial post: 7 Feb 2014 15:04:53 GMT
Mr. A. Smith says:
I totally agree about poor picture. I traded mine in. I recorded a much better picture off the TV.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2014 23:25:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Feb 2014 23:29:37 GMT
Tom Maher says:
Confused at this stage, about blu ray MARY POPPINS, but I will still buy it, was overjoyed , just before Christmas to see it on the big screen, the quality in the cinema was superb, can't believe that it was not advertised on tv, , many of my friend would have went, I will never forget when I saw it in 1965, regards TOM MAHER, CORK IRELAND!!!

Posted on 16 May 2014 03:48:32 BDT
P. Stark says:
I'm not sure about the picture quality??

The Americans get DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (lossless), Dolby Digital 5.1 (lossy) and Dolby Digital 2.0 Original Theatrical Mix (lossy) English Audio options on theirs!

USA 50th Combo-Pack contains 1 Region 1 DVD (as previous releases disc 1 but different trailers), 1 Region Free Blu-ray Disc with lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 and lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0 Original Theatrical Audio Mix options in English. Also includes Digital Copy (redeemable online to residents of the USA only - no good to us).

Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1964] [US Import]

http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Poppins-Anniversary-Blu-ray-Digital/dp/B00E9ZAT4Y

http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=25782

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Mary-Poppins-Blu-ray/7714/

http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3026

http://www.dvdizzy.com/marypoppins-bluray.html

Let's be clear about this -

The first two disc DVD (40th) had all the film extras any fan could ever want or need, the next one was basically the same (45th) but plugged the stage musical and the new 2013 BD had actor Jason Schwartzman sit-down and chat with composer Richard Sherman to plug Saving Mr. Banks (he played him in the film).
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