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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Blu-Ray Review

Mitty_BD_TriplePlay_3D Oring_1R1With 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.


Deleted Scenes:

  • Morning Routine
  • Young Odessa Fantasy
  • Jester Fantasy
  • Manfree Fantasy
  • Impound Lot

Extended Scenes:

  • The History of Walter Mitty
  • The Look of Life
  • That’s A Shark
  • The Music of Walter Mitty
  • Icelandic Adventure
  • Nordic Casting
  • Titles of Walter Mitty
  • Sights and Sounds of Production
  • Skateboarding Through Iceland
  • Ted-Walter Flight

Gallery: Reference Photography

Music Video “Stay Alive” by José González

Theatrical Trailer


Behind The Scenes:

  • The Look of Life
  • The Music of Walter Mitty
  • Sights and Sounds of Production
  • Skateboarding Through Iceland
  • Gallery: Reference Photograph


My review:

I really enjoyed The Secret Life of Water Mitty, I found it to be both introspective and humourous.  Filled with cool special effects, sweeping cinematography and a dash of unrealism this film is just full of heart.   The lesson being taught is the classic  “Follow your dreams and go for what you want in life.”

The Fantasy sequences are fun but I found they took up far too much of the movie for a device meant to setup a character study.   I rather enjoyed Walter’s real life adventures quite a bit more actually. 

Overall, this is a movie I will be more than happy to watch again as it is original feeling and memorable.   This is easily the best offering Ben Stiller has made to date as both an actor and as a director.  I loved the camera work, the story, and how it all comes together and I especially loves that it was not what I expected to come from Ben Stiller.

I definitely recommend picking up this DVD for a family movie night. 


Disclosure:  I received the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this review.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.




Monday 28th of July 2014

Still haven't seen this but want to, babysitting the grandchildren takes up a lot of time

June S.

Friday 2nd of May 2014

(The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Blu-Ray Review) I have been hearing some pretty good things about this movie, will have to watch it with my hubby sometime soon.

Victoria Ess

Thursday 1st of May 2014

This movie sounds so lovely and I hope I get a chance to see it this weekend.

Darlene Schuller

Thursday 1st of May 2014

I've seen all sorts of reviews but haven't read any on this yet, til now .. this soo sounds like my kind of movie! I wrote it down so I can remember to look for it! Thanks gorgeous!