Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Honoring THE SOUND OF MUSIC 50th Anniversary!

In honor to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of when 20th Century Fox's 'The Sound of Music' first appeared in theaters in 1965, starring Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp and Julie Andrews as the Governess Maria, a special 50th Anniversary Edition DVD has been released.

Plus, 'The Sound of Music' will have a very special showing at the Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival on March 26, 2015, with TCM host Robert Osborne hosting a Q&A session with 'The Sound of Music' stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Also, a restored version of the film will be shown in more than 500 theaters across the U.S. on April 19 and 22, 2015. (details via


THE SOUND OF MUSIC 50th Anniversary Single-disc DVD contents:

o Feature Film In Standard Definition

o Newly Remastered Picture and Sound

o Optional Sing-Along Track

o Music Machine Sing-Along

o The Sound of Music Tour – A Living Story

THE SOUND OF MUSIC 50th Anniversary Blu-ray 5-Disc Version:

Blu-Blu-ray Disc 1:
o    Feature Film Remastered in 1080p Hi-Def with 7.1 DTS-HD Sound
o    Your Favorite Things: An Interactive Celebration — All-New Immersive Viewing Experience with Behind-the-Scenes Images, On-Screen Lyrics, Trivia Track and Location Quiz
o    Music Machine Sing-Along
o    Audio Commentaries with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Director Robert Wise

Blu-ray Disc 2:
o    Musical Stages: Creating The Sound of Music, an 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
o    A City of Song — Virtual Map of Filming Locations in Salzburg, Austria
o    Vintage Rodgers & Hammerstein and The Sound of Music Programs
o    Screen Tests, Rare Treasures, Interviews, Photo Galleries & More!

Blu-ray Disc 3:

DVD Disc 4:
o    Feature Film In Standard Definition
o    Newly Remastered Picture and Sound
o    Optional Sing-Along Track
o    Music Machine Sing-Along
o    The Sound of Music Tour – A Living Story
Disc 5 – Exclusive 50th Anniversary Soundtrack (featuring a selection of international performances of SOM musical favorites)

Via DVD Synopsis:

One Of The Most Popular Family Films Of All Time. Every Song Is A Classic, Every Moment Is A Masterpiece!

Share the magical, heartwarming true-life story that has become the most popular family film of all time - Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music. Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, the spirited young woman who leaves the convent to become governess to the seven children of Captain Von Trapp, an autocratic widower whose strict household rules leave no room for music or entertainment.


My Thoughts on 'The Sound of Music'...

The story within the story of 'The Sound of Music' is powerful. My first remembrance of seeing 'The Sound of Music', I know I instantly fell in love with every single musical number, especially "Edelweiss", "Do-Re-Mi", and "So Long, Farewell". I also enjoyed the sweet love story developing between Captain Von Trapp and Maria, but what has truly captured my heart over the years, is the real underlying story, that is the most powerful force behind the entire film - the unfolding story of communism and the Nazis, whom the Von Trapp family must out-smart, in order to escape capture. Knowing it is based on the true story of the real Von Trapp family, makes the film, significantly more meaningful. I can't help from seeing parallels of this story re-occurring in our world today. 'The Sound of Music' is a grand cinema classic, that will surely be cherished for generations to come...

*images via: 20th Century Fox, for promotional use only.

*A very special thank you to Jim for the TCM festival information above!


  1. When I first saw this movie as a teenager I danced around for months singing those beloved songs as did my friends....and....yes, Net, the parallels of this story does relate to what's happening to the Christians in the Middle East, today. Again, we sit back and watch history repeat itself. Our Bible says, "we will know them by their fruits". Seems to me that rancid smell coming from my neighbor, D.C. is rotting fruit!!

  2. So true, Linda!

    Although the Von Trapp's story ends so joyfully, we know, sadly, so many thousands of other families did not escape during the Holocaust.

    Unfortunately, The very same persecution, based on faith, is happening again today... We must keep praying and trusting!


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