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
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play.
Share the magical, heartwarming true-life story that has become the most popular family film of all time - Rodgers and Hammerstein´s The Sound Of Music.
Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, the spirited young woman who leaves the convent to become governess to the seven children of Captain von Trapp, an autocratic widower whose strict household rules leave no room for music or merriment.
Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, this timeless classic features some of the world´s best-loved songs.
- Introduction by Julie Andrews
- Commentary by Robert Wise
- Commentary by Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer
- Sing-Along option.
Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr, Daniel Truhitte, Angela Cartwright & Marni Nixon
Director Robert Wise
Certificate Universal Suitable for All
Screen Widescreen 16:9 Anamorphic
Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Subtitles English for the hearing impaired
Duration 2 hours and 54 minutes (approx)