The Sound of Music [DVD]

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The most widely seen movie produced by a Hollywood studio, The Sound of Music grows fresher with each viewing. Though it was planned meticulously in pre-production (save for the scene where Maria and the children take a dipping in an Austrian lake that nearly cost a life), on each viewing one is struck anew by the spontaneous almost improvisatory air of the acting, notably of Julie Andrews under Robert Wise's direction. There are also the little human touches he brings to, for instance, the scene where Maria leads the children to the hills, over bridges and along tow paths where the smallest boy trips up and momentarily gets left behind: it creates a feeling that most of us have encountered. From the opening pre-credit sequence of muted excitement as the camera roves over the Austrian Alps (photographed in magnificent colour), where little phrases from the wind instruments on the soundtrack are flung as if on the breeze, foreshadowing the title song to follow, the production never puts a foot wrong.

On the DVD: On the first disc the film itself has never looked or sounded better since its original presentation in Todd AO (prints of which are said to have disappeared forever). The disc also contains a separate audio guide that takes the viewer through the film sequence by sequence, with director Robert Wise commenting on the weather, the production design by Boris Leven, the sequences filmed on location and in Hollywood (like the interiors of the Von Trapp villa), and the naming of other actors who were eager for the lead roles, notably Doris Day and Yul Brynner.

On the second disc there are the documentaries. "Salzburg Sight and Sound" was Charmian Carr's own record of her time on location in the summer of 1964, playing Liesl, the eldest Von Trapp daughter. "From Fact to Fiction", running two hours, begins with the birth of Maria in 1905 who inspired the film, charts her subsequent marriage to Captain Von Trapp, their escape from Nazi Germany not across the Alps but via a train across the Italian boarder, their home in Vermont and thence to the German film of the family that was brought to the attention of Rodgers and Hammerstein as an ideal vehicle for a stage musical. A second group of documentaries covers previews, television and radio commercials and a 1973 interview with Wise and Andrews. Overall, this is a marathon package but in its way is as compelling as the film itself. –Adrian Edwards

Product Details

  • Actors: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood
  • Directors: Robert Wise
  • Producers: Robert Wise
  • Format: PAL, Dolby, Digital Sound, Subtitled, Colour
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: 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: 2
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Mar. 2015
  • Run Time: 174 minutes
  • ASIN: B00REEWJKY

Customer Reviews

Big Screen Musical.

4 people found this helpful.
 on 21 December 2016
By Bill Rodick
I’ve had the dvd for years but only played it once. Virtually unplayable on a projection screen. Now this 50th Anniversary blu ray is made for my 10ft projection screen. Perfect picture: rich, vivid colours and excellent sharpness. Only the soundtrack lets it down a little. No real centre speaker dialogue and even full volume could do with more umph, except for the very loud wedding scene.

A remastered classic

6 people found this helpful.
 on 26 April 2015
By Richard
It was a delight to watch this classic film in HD for the first time. The film needs no review, it is simply a masterpiece, a classic, and an essential part of anybody’s film collection. The disc comes in a standard blu-ray box with a cardboard sleeve displaying the famous art-work. There are a host of extras which add to the overall package. The real reason to buy this disc though is to see the film in HD. The remastered footage will take your breath away and gives this classic a whole new lease of life.

A little annoying is the fact that this is the original film

2 people found this helpful.
 on 26 August 2015
By Amazon Customer
Purchased this for my daughter,who is a devoted fan of the sound of music, she loves it. A little annoying is the fact that this is the original film, so it contains an interval. My daughter has severe learning disability’s,and as this is p[played in the car on a portable DVD ,when the interval comes i have to stop the car to fast forward the DVD. But to most people that would be no problem as the person or child maybe able to do this for themselves. il still give 5 stars though.

Sound of music

2 people found this helpful.
 on 25 June 2016
By Jennie
Bought for a elderly lady with dementia who had been singing songs from this musical for the past few weeks. Brought tears to mine and her daughters eyes as she watched it and started to sing (every word) along with the DVD really pleased I got this for her

Absolutely adore this film!

One person found this helpful.
 on 3 October 2016
By Hearminator
I absolutely adore this film! Watched it every single summer holiday when I was at school (which was about 30 years ago now!). Haven’t sat down to watch this properly in years so I couldn’t wait to see it again. DVD quality is truly amazing, lovely crisp picture and there is a bonus disc with Julie Andrews commentary about making the film and her co-stars. Excellent value for money.

After watching a grainy video and poor quality audio recording from a BBC transmission I ordered …

2 people found this helpful.
 on 9 March 2017
By Daniel Biggin
After watching a grainy video and poor quality audio recording from a BBC transmission I ordered the Blu-ray, the difference is night and day, Its a fantastic movie, the remaster to Blu-ray is exceptional for both video and audio.

Five Stars

 on 20 April 2017
By Kathypnut
Grandaughter has this on all the time in the car. Unfortunately she likes to sing along with it also.

Five Stars

One person found this helpful.
 on 14 October 2016
By stewart macpherson
Received promptly. Appreciate that product is a two disc anniversary set

Great film

 on 25 June 2017
By Denise Shepherd
Great film it’s one of those films you never get tired of .

Five Stars

 on 26 June 2017
By Kierono
Classic that is as good now as it was all those years ago!

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