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The Sound of Music Gift Set (Blu-ray and DVD) [1965]

Julie Andrews , Christopher Plummer , Robert Wise    Universal, suitable for all   Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer
  • Directors: Robert Wise
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Nov 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0041KJPVK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,188 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



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

Product Description

See and hear The Sound of Music in a whole new way.

A timeless cinematic treasure soars to new heights in this 45th anniversary edition. Digitally remastered for spectacular sound and pristine picture quality, you’ve never seen, or heard, The Sound of Music like this before. Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young woman who leaves the convent to bring love and music to the home of Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) and his seven children.

Gift Set Includes:
• All-New Hardcover Book The Sound of Music: A Few of Our Favorite Things
• Hand-Painted “My Favorite Things” Music Box
• Reprint of 1965 Theatrical Souvenir Book
• Snapshots from Salzburg
• Official Letter of Authenticity

Please note: This is a US boxset and all the individual components have US spelling on them.

Blu-ray Feature Film & Special Features--Disc 1:
• Feature Film Remastered in 1080p Hi-Def with 7.1 DTS-HD Sound
Your Favorite Things Interactive Celebration: Immerse yourself in The Sound of Music in a one-of-a-kind viewing experience. Enjoy any or all of these features as you watch the film: Sing-along lyric track, Trivia Track, Location Guide Challenge, and Behind-the-Scenes insight.
• The Sound of Music Machine – Skip to the music only scenes with this jukebox feature!
• Audio Commentaries with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Director Robert Wise
• BD-LIVE**: Live Lookup™ Powered by IMDb®

Blu-ray Additional Special Features--Disc 2:
• A City of Song — Virtual Map of Filming Locations in Salzburg, Austria. Blending graphics, movie scenes, archival footage and high-def images, take the ultimate tour of this Austrian city to see locations used in the film along with places linked to the real von Trapp family.
Musical Stages: Creating The Sound of Music — All New Interactive “Backlot Tour” with In-Depth Featurettes on the Songs, the Stage Show & Movie, the Film and Sound Restoration and the Real-Life von Trapp Family
• Vintage Rodgers & Hammerstein and The Sound of Music Programs
• Screen Tests, Rare Treasures, Interviews, Photo Galleries & More!

DVD Feature Film & Special Features:
• Feature Film in Standard Definition – Newly Remastered Picture and Sound – Optional Sing-Along Track
• Music Machine Sing-Along
The Sound of Music Tour — A Living Story

Subtitle Info

DVD Subtitles: Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, English for the hearing impaired
Blu Ray Subtitles: French, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, English for the hearing impaired

Customer Reviews

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395 of 399 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the Sound of Music! 7 April 2006
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This DVD is exactly what it says it is. It's the full version of Sound of Music on a single DVD. There are precious few of the usual DVD baggage extras that you will find on the 2 Disc version.

If you are buying this because you love the songs/music then there are 2 special features that you will love.

1. There is an option to just play the songs and that is exactly what it says it is. The DVD runs throught all the songs in the order that they are one the film, or you can just select your favourites from the list.

2. The sing along option, which is just like the one above, but with (for want of a better phrase) subtitles so you can sing along.

If you don't select the sing along mode in the main menu of the DVD then it simply plays the film for you!

This is the edition that you want if you love the music and don't want to watch tedious "The making of..." documentaries on disc 2 that you would probably never watch.

My wife and daughter love it!!!
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222 of 225 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless classic - digitally remastered! 1 Aug 2006
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The Sound of Music needs no introduction but this 40th anniversary DVD might do. If you are like me and you probably own quite a few DVDs and videos of the Sound of Music, the obvious question will be `why should I buy this new version?' Well this new version has been digitally remastered for starters and has 2 discs packed with special features. The 1st disc is introduced by Julie Andrews and contains the movie which can be viewed with or without sing-along subtitles, then it has as special features which include feature commentary by the director Robert Wise, feature commentary by Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charmian Carr, Dee Dee Wood and Johannes von Trapp and songs only chapter list i.e if you want to listen to any of the songs you can just click on that song from the chapter list and voila it plays without having to forward or rewind the movie to find the song. The second disc is even more awesome. Once again introduced by Julie Andrews, introducing all the special features which includes: My favourite things -Julie Andrews remembers in which she recalls her fond memories of the making of the sound of music; there is the 40TH anniversary reunion of the 7 Von Trapp children from the movie( from Liesl to Gretel), they discuss their favourite memories and what they are all doing now; there is the moving and beautiful reminiscence by Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, also included in the special features is a 50 minute biography of the real Von Trapp family, a featurette of Charmian Carr returning to Salzburg for the 40th anniversary, a documentary on the making of the sound of music with Julie Andrews and lots more.

Last but not the least a booklet of all the songs and the lyrics for the sing-along are included in the DVD. This is a great DVD to own for all lovers and fans of the Sound of Music.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
By Nigel Mc TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I wasn't going to bother posting a review for a film as popular as the Sound of Music on the basis that it has been reviewed countless times and what more is there to say. However, I felt that I just had to redress the very negative reviews of one or two people who had commented on this blu-ray edition. The disc is simply fabulous! I can only assume that the negative reviewers had mistakenly inserted the standard dvd into their recorder! Such an error is entirely feasible because one has to look carefully to ensure that the correct disc is used.

Anyway, for the benefit of anyone who is hesitating about whether or not to upgrade I would wholeheartedly encourage you to take the plunge. You will not be disappointed! The meticulous upgrade is simply fabulous and at the current price the 3 discs are an absolute bargain. I am viewing this blu-ray on good equipment through a JVC projector onto a large screen. This will show up any imperfections. Both the video and audio quality are superb.

Some months prior to the release of this Blu-ray I sold my 40th Anniversary Edition of this film. While that was quite a good standard dvd version it was poles apart from this new edition. The colours and image on the new release are so sumptious and sharp. Very, very occasionally the image may soften slightly but the overall definition is just fantastic. This is a wonderful film and everyone who loves it should upgrade to this version. This will not be bettered! In due course I am looking forward to viewing the copious extras. Oh, and by the way, the menu system is top quality which is more than can be said for many new releases. The menu system on the new 25th Aniversary edition of Les Miserables is rubbish compared with the menu on the blu-ray Sound of Music!
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68 of 72 people found the following review helpful
By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAME VINE VOICE
As far as I am concerned there are two reasons to pick up "The Sound of Music (40th Anniversary Edition)" DVD is you already have the movie on DVD. First, the movie has been digitally restored and if you look at the examples of the restoration on Disc 2 where they the right half of the frame has been cleaned up you can see that they really got the red out (seriously; the old version does not look so much washed out as it does rather reddish to me). Consequently, the movie looks a lot better. The change is not as thrilling as when I got to first see it in the letterbox format at home on the laser disc version and realized that on pan and scan we were missing literally half the picture (my kids still remember the shot where they could finally see the massive fountain on the left half of the scren), but if you really love this movie then you want a copy of the new print because the difference is so noticeable.
Second, if the first reason is not strong enough, they have loaded up on extras for this DVD. You have a commentary track by the late director Robert Wise and another with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charmian Carr, choreographer Dee Dee Wood, and Johannes Von Trapp (the 10th and last of the Von Trapp kinder). If you think listening to songs on the DVD is better than listening on the CD (I often find that to be the case), then you can play only the songs or play the songs with sing-a-long subtitles in three languages. I especially liked the retrospective documentary "A Few of My Favorite Things" because it talks about the way the Broadway musical was turned into a Hollywood film by shifting songs and setting them up differently (see below).
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brill i loe the film all ways have done i love her in mary poppins too shes good and her voice is out of this world the head line is what the film is brill
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Watched this movie in my school days and wanted to be one of the Von Trapp Family. Best Movie ever and good family entertainment. Would recommend to others
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