The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is just about to hit in stores, and I’ve got a copy of the Blu-Ray Combo Pack for you. The Ben Stiller vehicle didn’t have quite as much impact on theaters as I expected, but I’m hoping it gets a new lease on life with the home release.
That might be a little surprising (catch our podcast review, and my Answers.com review) considering that I haven’t exactly championed the film whole-heartedly, but I wasn’t exactly opposed to it either. It’s a fun ride, that had a few rough spots, and didn’t exactly play out the way I’d have liked. In the end, I think it’s a lot better than most are probably giving it credit for, and it has a few scenes that really shouldn’t be missed.
Also, to help celebrate the film, catch a rundown of Daydreamers in Movies below, complete with some clips from the films in question. Then be sure to enter to win your very own copy of the release.
DAYDREAMERS IN MOVIES
In THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, on Blu-ray and DVD on April 15th, the title character is a timid magazine photo manager who lives his live through vicariously through over-the-top daydreams. In honor of the movie’s home entertainment release, we’re taking a look at a few other notable daydreamers in film.
CADY HERON – MEAN GIRLS
LESTER BURNHAM – AMERICAN BEAUTY
THE DUDE – THE BIG LEBOWSKI
RON BURGUNDY – ANCHORMAN
The sexual tension is palpable between new reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) and veteran newsman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), and after a romantic dinner, sparks fly. What follows is one of the most hilarious love scenes in film history, featuring an animated trip to “Pleasure Town” on the back of unicorns to the music of Tom Jones.
MATTHEW KIDMAN – THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
RALPHIE – A CHRISTMAS STORY
Let The Secret Life of Walter Mitty inspire you to make your dreams a reality when it comes to Blu-ray and DVD April 15th.
With sweeping cinematography and stellar performances THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, tells the story of a timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams and when a negative goes missing must embark on an incredible true-life adventure. With stand-out performances from Ben Stiller (Night At The Museum, Meet The Parents) Golden Globe** and six-time Emmy Award*** nominated actress Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live, Bridesmaids, How To Train Your Dragon), Adam Scott (Step Brothers) and Shirley MacLaine (Wild Oats), the THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY Blu-rayTM and DVD is loaded with more than an hour of behind-the-scenes special features, including deleted, extended and alternative scenes, featurettes that dive into filming in Iceland and Walter Mitty history, a gallery of exclusive reference photography, and music video “Stay Alive” by José González, and more.
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
- Morning Routine
- Young Odessa Fantasy
- Jester Fantasy
- Manfree Fantasy
- Impound Lot
- Extended Scenes:
- Extended Artic Fantasy
- Christmas Walk
- Fly to Greenland Alternate Music
- Severance Package
Behind The Scenes
- The History of Walter Mitty
- The Look of Life
- That’s A Shark
- The Music of Walter Mitty
- Icelandic Adventure
- Nordic Casting