Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Digital Release Date: April 1, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 15, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


The Secret Life of Walter MittyBen Stiller (Tower Heist) returns to directing in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, to mixed love from critics.

Based on the classic short story by James Thurber, the movie follows Walter Mitty (Stiller), a timid magazine photo manager whose only adventure comes in his constant daydreamers. But when a negative goes missing, he embarks on a real-life adventure that proves much bigger than anything he could have imagined.

The PG film also stars Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) as Walter’s love interest, Adam Scott (Friends With Kids) as the work bully, Kathryn Hahn (Wanderlust) as his sister and Shirley MacLaine (Bernie) as his mother.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty grossed a moderate $58 million in theaters, perhaps because of the mixed reviews the movie got from critics. Richard Roeper called it “one of the more disappointing efforts,” but Los Angeles Times‘ Kenneth Turan said the film is “smarter than you think it will be.”

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Blu-ray boxBoth the DVD and Blu-ray carry these special features:

  • behind-the-scenes featurettes:
    • “The Look of Life”
    • “The Music of Walter Mitty”
    • “Sights and Sounds of Production”
    • “Skateboarding Through Iceland”
  • and “Gallery: Reference Photograph.”

The Bly-ray/DVD Combo adds:

  • five deleted scenes:
    • “Morning Routine”
    • “Young Odessa Fantasy”
    • “Jester Fantasy”
    • “Manfree Fantasy”
    • “Impound Lot”
  • “The History of Walter Mitty”
  • “That’s a Shark”
  • “Icelandic Adventure”
  • “Nordic Casting”
  • “Titles of Walter Mitty”
  • “Ted-Walter Flight”
  • Music video “Stay Alive” by Jose Gonzalez
  • and digital download.

The purchase of either disc also comes with a 20-page 8×8 hardcover photo book valued by $29.99 from Shutterfly.com, redeemable through Aug. 31, 2014.

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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.