Hi everyone! We have some great contests for you today, so let’s not waste any time getting to them! First up, enter for a chance to win a copy of the uplifting comedy THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY on Blu-Ray, courtesy of Dork Shelf and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment! For details on how to win, keep reading and be sure to check out this list of other notable daydreamers in cinematic history
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
Cady has to make a lot of adjustments when starting high school after being home schooled in Africa her entire life. But when she begins to notice her new friends’ true animal instincts, she imagines them acting like the jungle wildlife she left behind.
LESTER BURNHAM – AMERICAN BEAUTY
Lester (Kevin Spacey) is way too old for his daughter’s friend Angela (Mena Suvari), but that doesn’t stop him from imagining a truly creepy dance sequence starring her in a cheerleading outfit during a high school basketball game.
THE DUDE – THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Few dream sequences in film are as epic or intricately choreographed as The Dude’s in The Big Lebowski. It even managed to warrant it’s own title—“Gutterballs”—and credits.
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
A criminally underrated film, this is a hilarious tale of a high school senior (Emile Hirsch) who falls in love with the girl next door…who just happens to be an ex-porn star. Matthew’s fear of his parents finding out his girlfriend’s extracurricular activities, leads to some pretty awkward scenarios that play out in his imagination.
RALPHIE – A CHRISTMAS STORY
There are many memorable fantasy sequences in this holiday classic, but one of the best involves Ralphie’s teacher becoming so enamored by his report on his coveted Red Rider BB Gun that she exclaims his praises to the whole class, giving him a grade of A++++++++++….
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), 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.
SPECIAL FEATURES Blu-rayTM
- Deleted Scenes:
- Morning Routine
- Young Odessa Fantasy
- Jester Fantasy
- Manfree Fantasy
- Impound Lot
- Extended Scenes:
- Extended Artic Fantasy
- Christmas Walk
- Alternate Scenes:
- 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
- Titles of Walter Mitty
- Sights and Sounds of Production
- Skateboarding Through Iceland
- Ted-Walter Flight
- Ted-Walter Fight Pre-Viz Early Version
o Gallery: Reference Photography
o Music Video “Stay Alive” by José González
- Theatrical Trailer
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is yours to own on Tuesday, April 15th, but here’s how you can win a copy on us! Simply email [email protected] with SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY in the subject line. Contest open to US and Canadian residents only. Please only one entry per household. Multiple entries will be deleted. For additional chances to win, simply like the contest announcement from our Facebook page and/or re-Tweet the announcement from our Twitter! Deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Tuesday, April 22nd.
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