After years and years and years of watching The Sound of Music on VHS and DVD, I thought I knew every blade of grass and every gust of wind visible in the movie. How wrong I was! You don’t realize how much picture is lost with standard 480p releases until a monumental blu ray transfer like this comes along and provides a home viewing experience that literally feels like seeing the movie for the first time.
Hard to believe the sound of music is turning 50 years old this year. “The Sound of Music”, the 1965 20th Century Fox musical which would capture the world with its memorable music and its touching storyline and continues to have thrived through various generations and will continue to thrive for many generations hereafter.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Sound Of Music, the iconic film adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s acclaimed musical, Legacy Recordings will celebrate this milestone with a special 50th Anniversary Edition CD featuring the definitive version of the film’s soundtrack, remastered and expanded to feature previously unreleased score cues and all vocal performances for the first time in one release.
This package will also include new introductory notes from Julie Andrews and Theodore S. Chapin, the president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein; rare photos and illustrations from the film; and liner notes written by Laurence Maslon, author of The Sound Of Music Companion.
Who can’t remember watching this amazing movie and singing along together, with the movie. We even had done this play when I was in high school.
50th anniversary soundtrack included in the huge 5-Disc deluxe Blu-Ray/DVD/CD combo pack. That CD includes the soundtrack in its original 1965 LP format, supplemented by eight tracks from various international dubbings. Since I’ve not bought that set, I can’t comment on the audio quality of that CD, but definitely know that this CD is different from the one in that set.
In addition to the previously unreleased material, the new soundtrack will also include new introductory notes from Julie Andrews and Theodore S. Chapin, president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein; and in-depth liner notes written by Laurence Malson, author of The Sound Of Music Companion. The CD package will also include rare photographs and illustrations from the film.
Commemorating the golden anniversary, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release The Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Blu-ray, a 5-disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition. Included in the package will be an exclusive 50th Anniversary CD featuring the original soundtrack album expanded with eight exclusive international bonus tracks from the Spanish, French and Italian-language versions of the film and never-before-released in the United States.