Think that the Blu-ray format is all for the latest films and shows, with catalogue titles rarely getting a proper crack of the whip? Think again, by taking a look at the splendid release of The Sound Of Music
. Here’s a film that’s 45 years old, that’s benefited tremendously from a high definition upgrade, eking out every little detail from the film’s sumptuous photography. It’s a cliché, perhaps, but it’s true: the film has never looked better.
It’s doubtful you need a review such as this to put across just what a treasure The Sound Of Music is, so it perhaps makes more sense to take a closer look at the Blu-ray package. It brings with it a mass collective of extras, There’s a collection, for instance, which can play as you watch the film, with the sing-along track likely to be the most popular. Furthermore, you’re also treated to material that digs back into the story of the film, and how it came together.
The Blu-ray of The Sound Of Music has clearly been something of a labour of love, and the rewards are here for us all to enjoy. And it’s hard not to. The film is a timeless classic, the Blu-ray quite brilliant, and the end result a real must-buy. --Jon Foster