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April 15, 2014 DVD & Blu-ray: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' with Ben Stiller

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From award-winning actor and filmmaker Ben Stiller comes the uplifting adventure comedy film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which he directed, co-produced and stars in as the titular character -- giving a stand-out performance. Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Penn and Patton Oswalt co-star with equally stellar performances. Inspired by James Thurber’s famous 1939 short story of the same name, the screenplay was written by Steve Conrad with sweeping cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.

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Meet Walter Mitty, a timid negative assets manager at Life magazine who lives life vicariously through daydreams filled with adventure, heroism and romance -- too shy to ask out his real life coworker crush Cheryl Melhoff. When a negative that captures the “quintessence” of Life sent by photojournalist Sean O’Connell for the magazine’s final print issue goes missing, Walter finds himself embarking on an incredible true-life adventure more extraordinary than he ever imagined. Stalling obnoxious corporate transition manager Ted Hendricks, who is handling the downsizing as Life converts online, Walter travels to Greenland, Iceland, Afghanistan and other far-flung places to locate the mysterious photographer and the missing negative. Through Walter’s journey of self-discovery, he finally experiences life and becomes the hero he has only ever dared to dream of -- poised, self-assured and master of his own fate.

DVD and Blu-ray special features include behind the scenes and a gallery. Exclusive to Blu-ray are deleted, extended and alternate scenes, and “Stay Alive” music video by José González.

In addition, for those who purchase The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will own a special gift redeemable until August 31, 2014: a Shutterfly 20-page 8x8 hard cover photo book valued at $29.99 to capture their own adventures in life. Consumers will be able to redeem their photo book by entering a unique promo code at checkout on


  • Ben Stiller as Walter Mitty
  • Kristen Wiig as Cheryl Melhoff
  • Shirley MacLaine as Edna Mitty
  • Adam Scott as Ted Hendricks
  • Kathryn Hahn as Odessa Mitty
  • Sean Penn as Sean O'Connell
  • Patton Oswalt as Todd Maher
  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as Greenlandic Pilot
  • Jon Daly as Tim Naughton
  • Terence Bernie Hines as Gary Mannheim
  • Adrian Martinez as Hernando
  • Kai Lennox as Phil Melhoff
  • Conan O'Brien as Himself
  • Andy Richter as Himself
  • Joey Slotnick as Retirement Home Administrator

DVD Special Features:

  • Behind the Scenes:
    o The Look of Life
    o The Music of Walter Mitty
    o Sights and Sounds Production: Skateboarding Through Iceland
  • Gallery: Reference Photography

Blu-ray Special Features:

Includes all DVD Special Features plus:

  • Deleted Scenes:
    o Morning Routine
    o Young Odessa Fantasy
    o Jester Fantasy
    o Manfree Fantasy
    o Impound Lot
  • Extended Scenes:
    o The History of Walter Mitty
    o That’s A Shark
    o Icelandic Adventure
    o Nordic Casting
    o Titles of Walter Mitty
    o Sights and Sounds Production: Ted-Walter Flight
  • Music Video “Stay Alive” by José González
  • Theatrical Trailer


Best Deals:

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Best Prices:

DVD - $14.96 at Walmart stores, $14.99 at, Target, $15.96 at, $15.99 at Best Buy

Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $19.96 at Walmart stores, $19.99 at, Best Buy, Target, $22.96 at

Target exclusive Blu-ray Combo Digibook - $19.99

Walmart exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack with soundtrack - $19.96 in store, $24.96 online



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