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The Sound of Music (40th Anniversary Widescreen Edition) (Bilingual)

Julie Andrews , Christopher Plummer , Robert Wise    Unrated   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews)

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Some people may sneer at this 1965 musical, but the truth is the film has earned its status as a perennially watchable romantic-drama, largely on the strength of a fun story and chemistry between stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Veteran filmmaker Robert Wise (The Day the Earth Stood Still) mostly stays out of the way of the film's appealing elements, which include a based-on-fact tale of Austria's von Trapp family, who fled their Nazi-occupied country in 1938. Andrews is delightful and even fascinating as Maria, who sheds her tomboyish ways as a novice nun to accept the mantle of adulthood, becoming matron of the motherless von Trapp clan. Plummer is matinee-idol handsome and gives a smart performance to boot, and the cast of young people and kids who make up the singing von Trapp children make a strong impression. Based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical, the score includes such winners as "Maria" and the future John Coltrane hit "My Favorite Things." --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Julie Andrews in the heartwarming true story that has become a cinematic treasure. Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music." Julie Andrews is Maria, the spirited, young woman who leaves the convent and becomes a governess to the seven unruly 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.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Video: This newly remastered high-definition treatment released on the blu-ray disc format in 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 is gorgeous. Scanned at 8K resolution from a copy of the original camera negative, the actual transfer was from a 4K duplicate, which preserved all the original detail in the original negative. The amount of detail found on screen is incredible and truly a revelation. Colours are vibrant and rich. Black is deep and inky. Fox has done a good job, leaving a beautiful layer of grain throughout (unlike those washout picture as the result of excessive DNR in Predator blu ray). (5/5)

Audio: The DTS-HD 7.1 MA is simply wonderful. Dialogue and singing are clean and clear. The film's music is beautiful and very well remastered. The clarity is very impressive. The new mix is incredible. A great level of care clearly went into the audio restoration. (5/5)

For a film dated 45 years, the resultant video and audio are simply first notch. This limited edition contained 2 blu ray discs, standard definition DVD and a soundtrack CD, plus a 100-page "My Favourite Thing" scrapbook, snapshots from Salzburg, and reproduction of the original 1965 souvenir program, which I shall treasure, together with all the goodies from the much earlier "The Sound Of Music" laser disc box set. This blu ray box set is the same size as that of "The Wizard of Oz" and "Gone With The Wind", and they are all prominently displayed outside my home theatre. Although the single disc is much cheaper, I feel that this limited edition box set is of great value indeed (considering what I paid for a similar laser disc box set). This movie is one that one can watch with the whole family, again and again, while we could sing along at the same time. The video and audio are top notch, and this limited edition box set with the movie is highly recommended, and a Must-Own.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
First off. Think you have seen the Sound of Music? Well you haven't. I thought I had, many times. Of course it was always around Xmas with the commerical breaks. But that is a much edited version. There are small but significant cuts everywhere in that version. So this is a great thing to have. My 3 stars relates directly to the lack of extras on the one disc. The movie is 5+ stars, but the lack of extras warrants the 3 stars.
So this is a must buy. Also the commentary is very good here. But given the price for this on Amazon, just buy the 2 set version. I got the one disc version at a very good price so it is not a bad buy. But for $6 more, why not enjoy the double DVD? This is a must get for any movie fan, and if you are not into the extras, by all means buy this one. This movie, like all of Rogers and Hammerstein's work is emotional without ever being fake or sentimental. It is full of sentiment and completely honest sentiment at that, but never sentimentality. It totally puts to SHAME almost every director and producer and writer working in Hollywood today. Complete and total shame and disgrace. Nothing coming out of Hollywood today can hold a candle to this. Entire director's careers with academy awards can't even begin to even compare to just this one movie. So get some version, especially if you have young ones. Sit them down, and let them experience what a real movie can be.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent !! July 28 2012
By 4mande
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Si vous appréciez le film ''La mélodie du bonheur'', cette édition 45e anniversaire en Combo DVD/Blu-Ray vous charmera à coup sûr !!

Voici trois éléments qui m'ont particulièrement impressionné :

1. La qualité d'images : Améliorée à un point tel que l'on remarque des détails que l'ont n'avait jamais vu : Ce que mange les enfants au dîner, les gravures de la salle de bal, etc.

2. Les langues de visionnement et de sous-titrages disponibles :

Langues : Français, Anglais (deux qualités disponibles), Espagnol, Portugais.

Sous-titres : Anglais, Français, Portugais, Danois, Suomi, Espagnol, Néerlandais, Norvégien et suédois

3. Les suppléments :

- Commentaires audio par Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charmian Carr, Deedee Wood et Johannes Von Trapp.

- Commentaires audio par Robert Wise. (Tous les commentaires audio peuvent être sous-titrés en français, en anglais, ou en 5 autres langues.)

- Your Favorite Things : Ce supplément permet de regarder le film en y ajoutant des modules qui permettent de voir des éléments complémentaires concernant la scène en cours; Des photos du tournage et des images du script original, les paroles des chansons (Anglais seulement), des faits intéressants ainsi que des questions quiz interactive sur la scène en cours.

- Music Machine : Permet de choisir une chanson et de l'écouter.

- Sing along : Permet de choisir une chanson et de la chanter avec les sous-titres (Français, Anglais, Espagnol)

- Live Extra : ?
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary video quakity Nov. 17 2010
By lchene
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
As the first reviewer stated the quality of this transfer is outstanding; the same as the BBC's Planet Earth. You could watch the movie just admiring the scenery!
Perfect 1080p! This is what I was hoping for as I pay much attention to video quality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An ageless classic movie
I had to buy this so that my kids can also see the movie i loved as a child. They simply loved it.
Published 3 days ago by Georgiana Ayigah
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie
I love this movie...not alone there...the extra disc with special features was very interesting. I watched the blu ray and the clarity and sound are superb... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Marigold
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Blu-ray
Purchase this for my little girl and wife. They both like it a lot. sorry cannot comment on image or sound quality.
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4.0 out of 5 stars At $20
This was a fantastic deal, not a terrible show and all the extras that is comes with are pretty sweet. Read more
Published 25 days ago by M.B
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for gift
This is a great collection. I gave several copies as gifts and every one loved it. This is a must have for anyone that loves this timeless movie and who does not like singing... Read more
Published 28 days ago by E. A. Schattschneider
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Title.
Great movie for a great price. This movie is becoming difficult to find, so I recommend picking this title up ASAP.
Published 1 month ago by Kurt
5.0 out of 5 stars Sure to make you light up.
Bought this on sale, for less than the cost of the regular Blu-Ray, and gave it to my sweetheart on Christmas. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Toban_Frost
5.0 out of 5 stars This is really the sound music should have
A, masterpiece re-mastered perfectly. Throw away your old version cause this one looks 4k compared to other version. Read more
Published 1 month ago by SonoPicto
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic Story
The story is a classic and the advancement in blu-ray technology for not just the picture improvement but the music in excellent.
Published 2 months ago by escanga10
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic
if you are collecting movies that you would watch again and again, this is the keeper
sure it's on TV (or your DVR) but you might as well have a copy
Published 2 months ago by Chris R Kendrick
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