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The Sound of Music 45th Anniversary Edition 3-Disc Blu-ray and DVD Combo Nov 2Starring Oscar® winner Julie Andrews in one of her most memorable roles, the film adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical follows Maria, a spirited young woman who leaves a convent and becomes a governess to seven unruly children. Her charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children and their father but when Nazi Germany unites with Austria, Maria is forced to attempt a daring escape with her new family.

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CELEBRATE THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF ONE OF CINEMATIC'S GREATEST TREASURES DIGITALLY RESTORED AND RE-MASTERED IN STUNNING BLU-RAY HIGH DEFINITION

The Sound of Music 45th Anniversary Edition



Limited Edition Collector's Set of Favorite Things Debuts November 2

Including an Exclusive Hand Painted Music Box, 100-Page Scrapbook, 45th Anniversary Soundtrack and More!

Also available in 3-Disc Blu-ray and DVD Combo Packs

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment toasts the 45th anniversary of the five-time Academy Award®-winning The Sound Of Music with its highly anticipated Blu-ray Disc debut November 2nd. Starring Oscar® winner Julie Andrews in one of her most memorable roles, the film adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical follows Maria, a spirited young woman who leaves a convent and becomes a governess to seven unruly children. Her charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children and their father but when Nazi Germany unites with Austria, Maria is forced to attempt a daring escape with her new family.

Meticulously Restored and Re-mastered, The Sound of Music 45th Anniversary Edition is presented with new 7.1 audio and offers BD-LIVE: Live Lookup ™ Powered by IMDb®; Your Favorite Things: An Interactive Celebration featuring a Sing-A-Long, behind-the-scenes images, trivia and a location quiz; A City of Song with a virtual map of filming locations and interactive tour of the movie's locale of Salzburg, Austria; vintage programs including a hilarious send-up of The Sound of Music from Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews herself; an enchanting interview with the real Maria von Trapp on The Julie Andrews Hour; and, for the very first time in home entertainment format, a spectacular full-length documentary, Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of American Music, hosted by Mary Martin; and much more.

Perfect for at home or on the go, The Sound of Music is available in 3-Disc Blu-ray and DVD Combo Packs. For a limited time, The Sound of Music is also available in an individually numbered Limited Collector's Set packaged in a keepsake box and featuring a 100-page My Favorite Things scrapbook, a 45th Anniversary Soundtrack, a reproduction of the original 1965 souvenir program, an exclusive hand-painted My Favorite Things music box and more.

A perfect holiday gift, the set is priced at $89.99 U.S./ $99.99 Canada. The Blu-ray/DVD combo packs are attractively priced at $34.99 U.S. / $37.99 Canada, allowing fans the best of both viewing and value added options.

The Sound of Music will also be made available day and date for digital download across several EST platforms. The Sound of Music is available on the iTunes Store (www.iTunes.com) as an iTunes Extras, which includes a sing-a-long version of the movie and more than 180 minutes of behind the scenes material.

Directed by Robert Wise and co-starring Christopher Plummer, the film garnered five Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director. A heartwarming story full of cherished songs such as My Favorite Things, Sixteen Going On Seventeen, Edelweiss and the title song, the film graces six different Top 100 lists by the American Film Institute including Musicals, Songs and Movies.

The Sound of Music 45th Anniversary Edition is just one aspect of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's yearlong campaign to honor the studio's 75th birthday. This year the division will debut several select fan-favorites on Blu-ray for the first time ever including The Rocky Horror Picture Show, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, The Last of the Mohicans and the Alien Anthology.

The Sound of Music 45th Anniversary Edition (Catalog #2267290 – US/#226791 – CAN)
2-Disc Blu-ray with all extras as detailed below
Standard Definition DVD
45th Anniversary Soundtrack
100-Page My Favorite Things scrapbook
Snapshots from Salzburg
Reproduction of the original 1965 Souvenir program
Exclusive My Favorite Things Music Box with letter of authenticity
Blu-ray Details: Blu-ray Disc 1:
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®

Blu-ray Disc 2:
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!

DVD Disc:
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

BD/DVD Combo Pack Specs (Catalog #2270176-US/#2267293-CAN):
BD features all the bonus materials listed above
Standard DVD

The Sound of Music 45th Anniversary Edition
Street Date: November 2, 2010
Prebook Date: September 22, 2010
Screen Format: Widescreen (2:20:1)
Audio: English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English 4.0 Dolby Surround, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and French 5.1 DTS
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
U.S. Rating: G
Total Run Time: 178
Closed Captioned Yes


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News Editor September 18, 2010, 12:00 pm