Blu-ray Review: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Is One Of The Best Films Of 2013

Review By Preston Barta

“Saving Mr. Banks”
Director: John Lee Hancock
Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti and Colin Farrell

Rating: 3.5/5

“Saving Mr. Banks,” the story of Walt Disney’s battle to get the rights of “Mary Poppins,” will have you laughing, crying and singing its praises. It’s a gentle film, with first-rate performances from Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, especially Hanks who wears the beloved Disney like a suit. The film manages to be sad without being mawkish and comical without being detracting from emotion. “Saving Mr. Banks” will probably be remembered as one of the best films that came out in 2013 and for good reason.

Bonus Materials*:
· The Walt Disney Studios: From Poppins to Present (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – Join Director John Lee Hancock on a tour of the Disney Studios lot, reflect on studio life during the making of Mary Poppins, and discover how Walt’s creative spirit still flourishes today.

· Let’s Go Fly a Kite (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – Cast and crew sing break out in a rousing, heartfelt tribute to Composer Richard Sherman on the last day of filming.

· Deleted Scenes

Ø Stargaze (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – A picture on Walt’s desk leads to a flashback of Pamela’s childhood.

Ø Nanny Song (Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD) – The Sherman Brothers perform a song for Pamela that she is less than thrilled with.

Ø Pam Leaves (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – After yet another disagreement with Walt, Pamela leaves his office and heads for the airport.

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