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The Sound of Music(Sing-Along Edition) [DVD] [1965]

Julie Andrews , Christopher Plummer , Robert Wise    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (318 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Derek Fuke
  • Directors: Robert Wise
  • Writers: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Ernest Lehman
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Sound, Colour
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.20:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Nov 2005
  • Run Time: 174 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (318 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000B3MIZG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,862 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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

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.


Actors    
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
Year        1965
Screen        Widescreen 16:9 Anamorphic
Languages    English - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Subtitles    English for the hearing impaired
Duration    2 hours and 54 minutes (approx)



Customer Reviews

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388 of 392 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the Sound of Music! 7 April 2006
By Richard Kelly TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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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220 of 223 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless classic - digitally remastered! 1 Aug 2006
By Uenna TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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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15 of 15 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
Format:DVD
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very efficient
Bought as a Mother's Day present for my 93 year old mother as this is her favourite film and replaced the video she had.
Published 2 days ago by Mrs L.J.Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars good quality and collection of extras
like that it comes with both a copy of the DVD and blu-ray and a good collections of extras for this classic film.
Published 5 days ago by A. Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars The hills are alive with the sound of wailing.
How do you solve a problem like Maria? Bung her in front of this DVD and she will be happy for hours! Read more
Published 6 days ago by Joan
5.0 out of 5 stars The sound of music
I gave this a 5 star because it's a good film, in Blu-ray the picture quality is great and I would say to anyone who likes the film;get it in Blu-ray you will not be sorry.
Published 11 days ago by partner
5.0 out of 5 stars annoying trivia information
Definitely recommend getting the HD version.SD looks dull in comparison. Trivia bar is annoying as it pops up every time you touch the screen. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Michael Carling
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it ...
What isn't to like about this timeless classic, it's a great watch for the family and kids just love it too.
Published 15 days ago by LindaLvsMick
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Entertainment
Super family film with all those old fashioned values that have nearly disappeared in todays hectic world. Read more
Published 22 days ago by S. G. Loveless
5.0 out of 5 stars Children and grandchildren
We bought this for our grandchildren after they had seen Sound of music on the television. They absolutely love it.
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Alan E. K
5.0 out of 5 stars What a show !
This version is the only way to watch this tremendous music drama.
What makes ut so good is its pace emotional impact.
Published 1 month ago by john kemsey-bourne
5.0 out of 5 stars Sound Of Music - fantastic
We are going to a Sing-a-long Sound Of Music in Stoke On Trent Staffordshire on Saturday 22nd March. We bought the DVD to help us decide our costumes. Great DVD with great extras. Read more
Published 1 month ago by MR D HUTCHISON
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