The Sound of Music (50th Anniversary Edition) G

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The Sound of Music (50th Anniversary Edition)
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Format:  DVD
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 55 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 10, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1965
  • Label: 20Th Century Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Option sing-along track
    • Music machine sing-along
    • The sound of music tour - a living story
  • Dual Layer
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 4.0 - English, French, Spanish
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenplay by
Composition by &
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens...these are a few of my favorite things."
  - Maria (Julie Andrews), singing to the children
"Do, a deer, a female deer. Ray, a drop of golden sun. Me, a name I call myself. Fa, a long, long way to run."
  - Maria and the children, learning to sing together
"Edelweiss, Edelweiss, every morning you greet me. Soft and white, clean and bright, you look happy to meet me."
  - Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), singing to the children (a song now used as the Austrian National Anthem)

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1965 - Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Irwin Kostal
Academy Awards 1965 - Best Costume Design (Color)
Academy Awards 1965 - Best Director: Robert Wise
Academy Awards 1965 - Best Film Editing
Academy Awards 1965 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 1965 - Best Sound

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh84%

Total Count: 67


User Ratings: 606,176
Rating: 4/4 -- Appealing to the whole family and giving Julie Andrews a chance to sing and perform charmingly, it presents Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp, a role that is sure to enhance the popularity of this fine actor. Full Review
New York Daily News
Feb 19, 2016
It's totally schmaltzy and highly effective. Full Review
The Age (Australia)
Oct 19, 2018
Rating: 5/10 -- Overall, the film never feels like it was built for anyone to really look deeply at it which is why it is so confusing as to why it is so beloved to this day. Full Review
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
May 24, 2019
Rating: A+ -- Just about a perfect movie. Full Review
Apr 3, 2019
It is compounded of taste, excitement, heart and mind, and more than any other individual, the one who put it there and kept it there was Robert Wise. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Mar 2, 2018
[I]t's wonderful....Julie Andrews is irresistible...
Total Film
Feb 1, 2004
Rating: 2.5/4 -- By any reasonable critical analysis, The Sound of Music is a terrible movie. Full Review
Dec 16, 2018

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

This classic musical set amid the splendor of Austria's Alps chronicles a young governess's budding romance with her employer and the family's daring flight from Nazi rule. Academy Award Nominations: 10, including Best Actress--Julie Andrews. Academy Awards: 5, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound, Best (Adapted) Score, Best Editing.


Production Notes:

  • Much of the footage was shot in Salzburg, where director Robert Wise spent 11 weeks filming against the backdrop of the majestic Bavarian Alps.
  • The performance scene at the Salzburg Festival was shot in the spectacular Felsenreitschule, or the Rocky Riding School.
  • The musical ran on Broadway for three and a half years, starring Mary Martin
    as Maria.
  • Marni Nixon, who plays Sister Sophia in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, has lent her vocal cords to many film stars. Nixon's singing voice was used in place of Audrey Hepburn's in MY FAIR LADY, for Natalie Wood's in WEST SIDE STORY, and for Deborah Kerr's in THE KING AND I. Her brief role as Sister Sophia in this film marks her first onscreen appearance.
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