Blu-ray The Sound of Music [Blu-ray/DVD] [45th Anniversary Collector's Set; 2 Blu-rays/DVD/CD] (Blu-ray 6991028),
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The Sound of Music [Blu-ray/DVD] [45th Anniversary Collector's Set; 2 Blu-rays/DVD/CD]

  • G
  • Blu-ray/DVD
  • 4 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Shot in Salzburg against the majestic Bavarian Alps, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is considered one of the greatest screen musicals ever made. Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (Robert Wise), the film, based on a real family and their true events, tells the story of a young postulate, Maria (Julie Andrews), who, after proving too high-spirited for the Mother Abess and other nuns, is sent off to work as a governess to seven unruly children. The Von Trapp family is run, in military style, by the seemingly cold-hearted Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), a lonely widowed naval officer. Seeing how badly he and his children need companionship, he proposes to the Baroness Schraeder (Eleanor Parker), a calculating, mutual friend of beloved family friend Max Detweiler (Richard Haydn). It is the baroness who soon realizes that it's Maria--with her warmth and love for the children--the captain really loves. It is nearly bliss for the newly formed family who loves to sing together--except for the cloud looming over their beloved Austrian horizon: Hitler is ascending to power, forcing Von Trapp to decide whether to join the Nazi party--which he loathes--or force his family to leave their home forever. One of the most memorable scores ever written (by Rodgers and Hammerstein) and breathtaking performances by Andrews, Plummer, and the seven children mark this classic as one of the world's most favorite films.

    Academy Awards Best Costume Design (Color) 1965
    Academy Awards Best Film Editing 1965
    Academy Awards Best Picture 1965
    Academy Awards Best Sound 1965
    Academy Awards Best Director 1965 Robert Wise Oscar winning Director/Producer/Editor, WEST SIDE STORY
    Academy Awards Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score 1965 Irwin Kostal Composer/Music Director

  • Credits
    Julie Andrews, Julia Elizabeth Welles, Christopher Plummer, Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Eleanor Parker, Heather Menzies, Nicholas Hammond, Angela Cartwright, Ben Wright, Norma Varden
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Beloved..." -- Rating: A
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Great, gaudy entertainment..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "[I]t's wonderful....Julie Andrews is irresistible..."
    Total Film

    4 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he collaboration takes on a serious edge, making it one of the precious few old-school musicals in which the action doesn't grind to a screeching halt every time a song starts."

    5 stars out of 5 -- "Julie Andrews' 1965 heroine is hard to beat...combining innocent enthusiasm with comic timing and a soaring soprano voice."

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