New Release: The Sound of Music 45th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD

The Sound of Music movie scene20th Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrated the 45th birthday of the classic Julie Andrews musical The Sound of Music with a Limited Edition Collection and three-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on Nov. 2, 2010.

As well as two Blu-ray discs and a DVD, the individually numbered The Sound of Music 45th Anniversary Limited Edition Collection is packaged in a collectible box and contains a 100-page “My Favorite Things” scrapbook, a soundtrack, a reproduction of the original 1965 souvenir program and an exclusive hand-painted “My Favorite Things” music box, all priced at $89.99.

The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is priced at $34.99.

As well as the remastered film in 1080p and 7.1 DTS-HD sound, the two Blu-ray discs in both options include these special features:

  • “Your Favorite Things: An Interactive Celebration” immersive viewing experience with behind-the-scenes images, on-screen lyrics, trivia track and location quiz
  • Music Machine Sing-Along
  • audio commentaries with Andrews, Christopher Plummer and director Robert Wise
  • “Musical Stages: Creating The Sound of Music” interactive backlot tour with featurettes on the songs, stage show, movie, 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, interviews, photos galleries and BD-Live Internet access.

The DVD in the sets contain the remastered film in standard definition, plus:

  • optional sing-along track
  • Music Machine Sing-Along
  • and “The Sound of Music Tour — A Living Story.”

The G-rated movie won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and was nominated for five more.


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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.