REVIEW: THE SOUND OF MUSIC
OVERVIEW: Twentieth Century Fox proudly honors the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 box office smash and five-time Academy Award®-winning The Sound of Music with an unprecedented year-long, company-wide celebration highlighted by theatrical and home entertainment releases, and a slate of cross-company and promotional partnerships that will bring one of the world’s most ‘favorite things’ to millions around the globe. The unparalleled golden anniversary of the film’s premiere will launch March 2 in the United Kingdom and March 10 in the United States with the release of the 5-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition 50th Anniversary Blu-ray™/DVD/Digital HD. Beautifully restored, the 5-disc 50th Anniversary Blu-ray features over 13 hours of bonus content highlighted by the all-new documentary “The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg,” detailing Andrews' recent return to the magical city where she filmed her iconic role, Maria, half a century ago!
SYNOPSIS: Celebrate Rodgers & Hammerstein’s cinematic treasure with this all-new 5-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition. Featuring the restored film on Blu-ray™ and DVD with over 13 hours of bonus content, this set also includes an exclusive 50th Anniversary CD soundtrack. Plus, the all-new hour-long documentary, The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg, details Julie Andrews’ visit to Salzburg where she filmed her iconic role as Maria half a century ago!
"The Sound of Music is one of the most beloved movies of all time and has become part of the cultural fabric of generations around the world,” said Mary Daily, President of Worldwide Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. "From its very beginning, The Sound of Music has brought immense joy to millions. The 50th anniversary offers us the opportunity to honor this very special film – the music, scenes and moments that continue to keep it as relevant today as when it first premiered."
A phenomenon upon its debut in 1965, The Sound of Music’s spectacular ‘roadshow’ release spanned over two years in theaters, inspiring audiences on the way to winning the “Best Picture” Oscar, as well as millions of fans spanning multiple generations. A testament to its enduring popularity, this timeless classic enjoys nearly 2.5 million Facebook followers (50% 34 years old or younger).
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (1.85:1) 16x9
English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, English Surround Dolby Digital 4.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French DTS 5.1
English SDH, Spanish, French
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Your Favorite Things: An Interactive Celebration
Music Machine Sing-Along
Audio Commentaries with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Director Robert Wise
Musical Stages: Creating The Sound of Music
A City of Song — Virtual Map of Filming Locations in Salzburg, Austria
Vintage Rodgers & Hammerstein and The Sound of Music Programs
Screen Tests, Rare Treasures, Interviews, Photo Galleries & More!
All-New 60-Minute Hi-Def Documentary The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg
Feature Film in Standard Definition
Optional Sing-Along Track
Music Machine Sing-Along
The Sound of Music Tour — A Living Story