The Sound of Music is one of my favorite movies and I’ve seen it so many times I can quote the whole movie. We watched a lot of family safe movies when I was working, most of them were animated so it was so nice to have one that was more for adults. When we received the Sound of Music on Blu-ray we were pretty sure that it couldn’t look that much better. We were wrong!
The scenery was outstanding and looked so good. The opening scene and the mountain was beautiful the skies were rich with color and it was amazing! Doesn’t everyone love The Sound of Music, in anticipation of the 45th Anniversary Soundtrack, there was a local sing a long played. My MOMS Club went as a very large group, I think almost 20 different moms went in to watch this and sing a long. How fun was that? I wasn’t able to go but I found the whole thing to be very exciting. As this movie appeals to so many different people.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment released the five-time Academy Award winning Sound of Music to Blu-ray last year. I just received a copy of the DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to review and I found it mesmerizing. This is a movie that my husband and I like to watch together with the kids. 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.
The Sound of Music was meticulously restored and re-mastered and as I’ve said three times already, just looked amazing. 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. 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.