New Release: Nanny McPhee Blu-ray

Nanny McPhee movie scene with Emma ThompsonUniversal Studios Home Entertainment used the theatrical release of the Nanny McPhee sequel, Nanny McPhee Returns, to springboard the original onto Blu-ray. The original Nanny McPhee hit Blu-ray on Aug. 17, 2010.

Based on the books by Christianna Brand, Nanny McPhee is a Mary Poppins-style fantasy tale with a lot more warts. Nanny McPhee (played by Emma Thompson, An Education) is a no-nonsense and rather odd lady who is hired to take care of a man’s unruly children. She’s the 18th nanny the youngsters have had, after managing to scare off all 17 others. As a lady looking to be their next mother (Celia Imrie) — or at least, the wife of the wealthy father (Colin Firth, A Summer in Genoa) — starts coming around, the children make it clear that she’s not welcome. But love is lurking, and it’s Nanny McPhee to the rescue.

Also in the cast are Angela Lansbury as the nosy aunt, No Country For Old Men‘s Kelly Macdonald as the skullery maid and young Thomas Sangster (Love Actually) as the leader of the mischievous kids.

Nanny McPhee Blu-ray box(For the new film, Thompson reprises her role, but Nanny McPhee helps a new family, so the movie is filled with different faces, including Ralph Fiennes, Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Maggie Smith.)

The Blu-ray of the original PG-rated Nanny McPhee has the same special features as the earlier released DVD:

  • “Casting the Children”
  • “Village Life”
  • “Nanny McPhee Makeover”
  • deleted scenes
  • gag reel
  • “How Nanny McPhee Came to Be”
  • and feature-length commentary with director Kirk Jones and the film’s children.

Here’s the trailer for the family movie:

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.