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
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