After 40 years the hills are still alive with the Sound of Music


Delight once again in the happiest sound in the world as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound Of Music with the release of both a one-disc Sing-Along Edition DVD (£14.99) and a two-disc 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition DVD (£22.99)!  Released to buy on 28th November 2005, both versions of the DVD contain karaoke-style sing-along subtitles, and the two-disc version is also packed with brand-new special features created to celebrate 40 years of the most popular family film of all time!
The Sound Of Music Sing-Along Edition DVD (one-disc) offers the fully restored original theatrical feature with a brand new interactive ‘sing-along’ function allowing families to watch, listen and sing-along to some of the world’s best-loved songs, including ‘My Favourite Things’, ‘Edelweiss’ and ‘Do-Re-Mi’, all with glowing subtitles and a specially created lyric booklet! 
The Sound Of Music 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition DVD (two-disc) sees Julie Andrews host a look back at the phenomenon of the musical including hours of brand new documentary material especially created for this milestone year.  Viewers are taken from the Hollywood Hills to the Austrian Alps and along the way will get to hear the fascinating story behind THE SOUND OF MUSIC; drop in on a warm hearted chat between Andrews and Plummer; travel back to Salzburg with Charmian Carr (Liesl) to revisit the movie’s locales; join all seven of the children in a boisterous family reunion; and even tag along to an unforgettable “sing-a-long” Sound of Music at the Hollywood Bowl!
Winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, The Sound Of Music was directed by Robert Wise (West Side Story), and was based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers.  A magical film to be treasured, The Sound Of Music is an enchanting experience that continues to captivate with each viewing. 
Academy Award® winner Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins, The Princess Diaries) lights up the screen as Maria, the spirited young woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the seven children of Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer; A Beautiful Mind, National Treasure), a widower whose strict household rules leave no room for music or merriment.  As none of the previous governesses have lasted long, the Captain is counting on Maria to keep his children well-behaved and out of his way…
Don’t miss out on this timeless classic that every family should share on DVD!

Title:The Sound Of Music 40th Anniversary Special Edition DVD
Credit:Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release Date:28th November 2005 
DVD Price (One Disc): £14.99
DVD Price (Two Disc):£22.99  
Feature Running Time:174 mins
Subtitles:English hard of hearing, French, Spanish
Original Aspect Ratio:2.20:1
Sound Quality:5.1 Dolby Digital and 4.0 Dolby Surround
Two Disc DVD Special Features:
Disc One: 
Introduction by Julie Andrews – as host of the 40th Anniversary Edition DVD, Julie Andrews has recorded an all-new introduction for each of the two discs.
Commentary by Robert Wise – director Robert Wise shares his memories, experiences, and thoughts of the film in this commentary.
Commentary by Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer – Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer came together to record this all-new commentary for The Sound of Music.
Sing-Along – here you can watch, listen and sing-along to your favourite songs from the film.    With this all-new optional function added for the 40th Anniversary, the beloved songs appear on the disc with glowing subtitles allowing you to easily sing along either within the context of the film or separately.

Disc Two (part of 2 Disc Collector’s Edition DVD Boxset only):
Introduction by Julie Andrews – your host for this DVD, Julie Andrews introduces you to the special materials found on Disc 2.
‘My Favourite Things’ Retrospective Documentary.  A look at the history of the making of The Sound of Music from Julie Andrews. (65 mins). 
Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer: A Reminiscence.  They fell in love on screen on screen 40 years ago, and have been dear friends ever since.  Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer sit down for an intimate fireside chat.
On Location With The Sound of Music Featurette.  Salzburg in Austria is one of the stars of the film and in this travelogue, Charmian Carr (Liesl)takes us back to the magical city to  revisit many of the sights made famous in the film.
From Liesl to Gretl: A 40th Anniversary Reunion.  Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, and the movie’s seven “von Trapp children” joined together to reminisce about The Sound of Music for this exciting new reunion piece created specifically for the DVD. (30 mins)
‘When You Know The Notes To Sing: A Sing-Along Phenomenon’.  A profile of the Sing-A-Long Sound of Music worldwide phenomenon, with highlights from the Hollywood Bowl and an 18,000 strong crowd participating in the fun.
The Von Trapp Family: Harmony and Discord.  This 1998 documentary tells the true story of the von Trapp family, immortalized in The Sound of Music. (50 mins)
Storyboard Gallery
Behind-the-scenes photos
Original publicity materials, trailers and TV Spots
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‘The Sound of Music 40th Anniversary Special Edition’ is available for pre-order via Amazon and AmazonUK.
Also available as a single disc edition.
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