Thursday, September 10, 2009

Walt Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks: Enchanted Musical Edition!

Experience the extraordinary animation, enchanting music and Academy Award(R)-winning special effects (1971: Best Effects, Special Visual Effects) of Disney's beloved classic BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS -- now fully restored and remastered in the Enchanted Musical Edition with dazzling new bonus features. Viewers will need to hold on tight for a magical, musical, fun-filled journey! When young Charlie, Carrie and Paul move to a small village during World War II, they discover their host, Miss Price (Angela Lansbury), is an apprentice witch! Although her early attempts at
magic create hilarious results, she successfully casts a traveling spell on an ordinary bedknob, and they fly to the fantastic, animated Isle of Naboombu to find a powerful spell that will save England! All-new fun is brewing in this
Enchanted Musical Edition, including "The Wizards of Special Effects" feature. Also starring David Tomlinson (MARY POPPINS) and Roddy McDowall, BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS is a heartwarming adventure viewers will love to revisit!

Bonus Features
THE WIZARDS OF SPECIAL EFFECTS - Hosted By Jennifer Stone From Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place Jennifer Stone, Harper on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, becomes a Special Effects Wizard Apprentice and learns about the Academy Award winning 1971 special effects in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, then compares them to the special effects magic of her current show Disney’s Wizard’s Of Waverly Place.
MUSIC MAGIC: The Sherman Brothers - Take a look behind the scenes from a musical point of view of Bedknobs and Broomsticks with The Sherman Brothers, Angela Lansbury and Scott MacQueen. This featurettes explores the origins of the songs, including what was deleted and what made it into the final version of the film.
DELETED SONG – “A Step in the Right Direction”
“PORTOBELLO ROAD” Recording Session - A rare clip of David Tomlinson’s recording of the song “Portobello Road”.

STREET DATE: September 8, 2009
Suggested retail price: $29.99 US; $35.99 Canada
Rated: ‘G’
Run time: 139 minutes
Language: English, French and Spanish subtitles

Bedknobs and Broomsticks is one of those movies that I forgot that I love. I saw this movie when I was a child (it actually came out before I was even born!) and I loved how the real live people interacted with the cartoons. I really thought it was amazing as a child, and while special effects have come a long way, it was something to behold back when I first saw it.

I had also forgotten how much I love Angela Landsbury (I barely remember her as anyone but Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote) and she truely shines in this movie.

My favorite part of the video was probably the extras. I loved "The Wizard of Special effects" (and made a note to check out the show Wizards of Waverly Place) and especially loved the deleted song.

All children of the 1970's should share this movie with their kids!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is one of my all time favorite movies. I actually caught part of it on cable last weekend. It is one of those fun movies.