The Sound of Music is Finally Coming to Blu-ray!

Yes, the hills will be alive with the Sound of Music this November!  This is one of my all time favorite musicals (a genre that doesn’t have that many movies that interest me) and I can’t wait for this to come out.  Brilliantly directed by Robert Wise, with a stellar cast, great songs and choreography, and breathtaking panoramic visuals, this is the kind of movie that Blu-ray was created for. This movie was nominated for 10 Academy awards and won Best Picture, Best Director (Robert Wise), Best Musical Score, Best Editing, and Best Sound.  Julie Andrews was absolutely fantastic in this and this became one of her signature roles (the other being Mary Poppins). Christopher Plummer was also excellent in the difficult to play stern father of the children who has forgotten how to share his feelings with his children.  I would also like to praise the movie’s composers Rodgers and Hammerstein who created such catchy memorable songs that they are still being enjoyed by audiences worldwide as they sing along to a special audience sing along big screen revivals.  If you have never seen this, you should do yourself a favor and buy this November 2 when the Blu-ray arrives!  For all of the generous extras on the disc, please take a look at the following press release…


Limited Edition Collector’s Set of “Favorite Things” Debuts November 2

Including an Exclusive Hand Painted Music Box, 100-Page Scrapbook, 45th Anniversary Soundtrack and More!

Also available in 3-Disc Blu-ray and DVD Combo Packs

LOS ANGELES, CA. (Aug. 30, 2010) – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment toasts the 45th anniversary of the five-time Academy Award®-winning The Sound Of Music with its highly anticipated Blu-ray Disc debut November 2. Starring Oscar® winner Julie Andrews in one of her most memorable roles, the film adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical follows Maria, a spirited young woman who leaves a convent and becomes a governess to seven unruly children. Her charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children and their father but when Nazi Germany unites with Austria, Maria is forced to attempt a daring escape with her new family.

Meticulously Restored and Re-mastered , The Sound Of Music 45th Anniversary Edition is presented with new 7.1 audio and offers BD-LIVE: Live Lookup  Powered by IMDb®Your Favorite Things: An Interactive Celebration featuring a Sing-A-Long, behind-the-scenes images, trivia and a location quiz; A City of Song with a virtual map of filming locations and interactive tour of the movie’s locale of Salzburg, Austria; vintage programs including a hilarious send-up of The Sound of Music from Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews herself; an enchanting interview with the real Maria von Trapp on The Julie Andrews Hour; and, for the very first time in home entertainment format, a spectacular full-length documentary, Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of American Music, hosted by Mary Martin; and much more…

Perfect for at home or on the go, The Sound of Music is available in 3-Disc Blu-ray and DVD Combo Packs. For a limited time, The Sound of Music is also available in an individually numbered Limited Collector’s Set packaged in a keepsake box and featuring a 100-page “My Favorite Things” scrapbook, a 45th Anniversary Soundtrack, a reproduction of the original 1965 souvenir program, an exclusive hand-painted “My Favorite Things” music box and more.

The Sound of Music will also be made available day and date for digital download across several EST platforms. The Sound of Music is available on the iTunes Store (www.iTunes.com) as an iTunes Extras, which includes a sing-a-long version of the movie and more than 180 minutes of behind the scenes material.

Directed by Robert Wise and co-starring Christopher Plummer, the film garnered five Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director. A heartwarming story full of cherished songs such as “My Favorite Things,” “Sixteen Going On Seventeen,” “Edelweiss” and the title song, the film graces six different Top 100 lists by the American Film Institute including Musicals, Songs and Movies.

The Sound Of Music 45th Anniversary Limited Edition Collection is just one aspect of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s yearlong campaign to honor the studio’s 75th birthday. This year the division will debut several select fan-favorites on Blu-ray for the first time ever including The Rocky Horror Picture ShowWilliam Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, The Last of the Mohicans and the Alien Anthology.

Limited Edition Collector’s Set (Catalog #2267290 – US/#226791 – CAN)
  • 2-Disc Blu-ray with all extras as detailed below
  • Standard Definition DVD
  • 45th Anniversary Soundtrack
  • 100-Page “My Favorite Things” scrapbook
  • Snapshots from Salzburg
  • Reproduction of the original 1965 Souvenir program
  • Exclusive “My Favorite Things” Music Box with letter of authenticity
Blu-ray Details: Blu-ray Disc 1:
  • Feature Film Remastered in 1080p Hi-Def with 7.1 DTS-HD Sound
  • Your Favorite Things: An Interactive Celebration — All-New Immersive Viewing Experience with Behind-the-Scenes Images, On-Screen Lyrics, Trivia Track and Location Quiz
  • Music Machine Sing-Along
  • Audio Commentaries with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Director Robert Wise

BD-LIVE**: Live Lookup™ Powered by IMDb®

Blu-ray Disc 2:
  • 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
  • A City of Song — Virtual Map of Filming Locations in Salzburg, Austria
  • Vintage Rodgers & Hammerstein and The Sound of Music Programs
  • Screen Tests, Rare Treasures, Interviews, Photo Galleries & More!
DVD Disc:
  • 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

Pre-order your copy of The Sound of Music today!


6 Responses to “The Sound of Music is Finally Coming to Blu-ray!”

  1. Brian White

    I can honestly say that I have never seen this one before. Although, I know where that line in Moulin Rouge comes from 🙂

  2. Gerard Iribe

    Never seen this. I may blind buy it.

  3. Gregg

    I just found my mom’s Christmas present.

  4. Sean Ferguson

    You guys should definitely watch this when it comes out. It is one of the greatest musicals of all time.

  5. Brian White

    @ Gerard … I can’t believe you will blind buy this, but not see Piranha. 🙁

  6. Sean Ferguson

    Piranha will not be nominated for 10 Academy awards. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll see Piranha, but it’s nothing compared to The Sound of Music. Plus, there is the added bonus of not having a severed penis thrown at your face while Julie Andrews sings My Favorite Things.