We have been following the behind-the-scenes development of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s DVD version of the acclaimed musical The Sound Of Music for many months now, and finally the final details for the release have been determined.
“The Sound Of Music” was nominated for 10 Academy Awards in 1965 and eventually won five of them. It is an unforgettable musical filled with songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, starring the inimitable Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
Completely restored from a 65-mm print of the movie, “The Sound Of Music” will make its glorious DVD debut as a 2-disc Special Edition on August 29. Painstakingly cleaned-up and color corrected, the film will be presented in a THX-certified widescreen transfer that is enhanced for widescreen television sets. The release will also contain an audio commentary by director Robert Wise.
A second disc will be dedicated to a large number of bonus material to supplements the film. It will contain the original 1965 documentary, “Salzburg Sight And Sound”, as well as an additional 87-minute documentary “The Sound Of Music: From Fact To Phenomenon.” An audio supplement by Ernest Lehman that includes backstage tales is also part of he second disc, as well as rare music, photos and additional footage. Theatrical trailers and TV Spots, Radio Spots and interview will also find their home on the new release together with storyboards, production stills, sketches and a complete production diary. As a highlight, the release will also contain eight karaoke-style sing-along songs that enable viewers to chime in on the film’s enchanting musical numbers.
“The Sound Of Music” 2-disc special edition will carry a suggested retail price of $29.98 when it will be released on August 29.