Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Buzz on The Sound of Music, Blu-Ray Release

For the lawyer's personal pleasure: I received this copy of the Sound of Music for free.  For review. For mine to keep.  Other than the review copy of the movie, there was no compensation for this post.


Disc 1 Blu-ray:
  • Feature Film Remastered in 1080p Hi-Def with 7.1 DTS-HD Sound

  • Your Favorite Things: An Interactive Celebration — All-New Immersive Viewing Experience with Behind-the-Scenes Images, On-Screen Lyrics, Trivia Track and Location Quiz

  • Music Machine Sing-Along

  • Audio Commentaries with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Director Robert Wise

  • BD-LIVE: Live Lookup™ Powered by IMDb®

    Disc 2 Blu-ray:
  • Musical Stages: Creating The Sound of Music — All-New Interactive “Backlot Tour” with In-Depth Featurettes on the Songs, the Stage Show & Movie, the 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, Rare Treasures, Interviews, Photo Galleries & More!

  • Disc 3 DVD:
  • Feature Film In Standard Definition

  • Newly Remastered Picture and Sound

  • Optional Sing-Along Track

  • Music Machine Sing-Along

  • The Sound of Music Tour – A Living Story

  • My Take?
    Oh hubba hubba.  I have long been a rabid Sound of Music fan.  It was my first LP ever purchased, then later my first CD purchased, then my first DVD purchased.  I could not help but grin that it is now my first Blu-ray.  And holy cow, this version is packed with new features and behind-the-scenes vignettes. I cannot wait to have both of my sisters over for a viewing!

    If you have a Sound of Music fan on your shopping list this Christmas, this would make an excellent, thoughtful gift.  I particularly like that it includes both the Blu-ray and DVD discs in one convenient package!

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