The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

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The Sound of Music

Along with A Star Is Born, Robert Wise's 1965 classic The Sound of Music is one of the prime examples of a timeless musical that has been translated into an excellent DVD. Indeed, this double-disc set is one of the best packages available for any genre, offering a widescreen, anamorphic 2.20:1 transfer, Dolby Digital 4.0 and Surround Sound Audio, two documentaries, interviews, games, web links, art galleries, and a wide array of trailers and promotional spots. Disc one features Wise's engaging commentary and links to fan sites for The Sound of Music, while disc two traces the history, production, and promotion of the film. The 14-minute 1965 documentary "Salzburg Sight and Sound" provides insight into the film's setting and features narration by Charmian Carr (Liesl), while the lengthier 1995 film "The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon" includes pictures of and information about the real-life Maria, as well as interviews with the principal cast members and scenes from Die Trapp-Familie, the 1956 German film that inspired the musical. On its own, "The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon" contains more information about the film than all of the extra features on most DVDs. But the audio supplement with screenwriter Ernest Lehman, the storyboards, sketches, promotional stills, theatrical trailers, and TV and radio commercials added to all of the other features make The Sound of Music a thoroughly impressive and entertaining DVD package. Though much of the bonus material was also collected on the 30th anniversary laserdisc, this set is a necessity for film and musical buffs looking to add one of the best musicals on DVD to their collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/2000
UPC: 0024543000372
Original Release: 1965
Rating: G
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 2:55:00

Special Features

Running commentary by Robert Wise; DVD-ROM links to websites, games, and events; Anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 2.20:1); Audio: English 4.1 Surround, English Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish; Original 1965 documentary "Salzburg Sight and Sound" (36 minutes); "The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon" (87 minutes); Interviews with Julie Andrews and Robert Wise; Storyboards, sketches, production stills; Theatrical trailers, radio, and TV spots

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Andrews Maria von Trapp
Christopher Plummer Captain Von Trapp
Eleanor Parker The Baroness
Richard Haydn Max Detweiler
Peggy Wood Mother Abbess
Charmian Carr Liesl
Heather Menzies Louisa
Nicholas Hammond Friedrich
Duane Chase Kurt
Angela Cartwright Brigitta
Debbie Turner Marta
Kym Karath Gretl
Anna Lee Sister Margaretta
Portia Nelson Sister Berthe
Ben Wright Herr Zeller
Daniel Truhitte Rolfe
Norma Varden Frau Schmidt
Marni Nixon Sister Sophia
Evadne Baker Sister Bernice
Doris Lloyd Baroness Ebberfeld
Gilchrist Stuart Franz

Technical Credits
Robert Wise Director,Producer
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
Bill Baird Animator
Cora Baird Animator
Marc Breaux Choreography
Saul Chaplin Associate Producer
Walter M. Cott Set Decoration/Design
Dorothy Jeakins Costumes/Costume Designer
Emil Kosa Special Effects
Irwin Kostal Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Ernest Lehman Screenwriter
Boris Leven Production Designer
Ruby Levitt Set Decoration/Design
Ted D. McCord Cinematographer
Michael McLean Casting
William H. Reynolds Editor
Rodgers & Hammerstein Score Composer
Dee Dee Wood Choreography

Scene Index

Disc #1
0. Scene Selection
1. Opening Logos [1:11]
2. Austraian Hills [1:06]
3. Prelude (Orchestra) [2:26]
4. The Sound of Music (Maria) [2:38]
5. Main Title (Orchestra) [:18]
6. Salzburg 1938: Nonnberg Abbey Preludium: Dixit Dominus, Morning Hymn and Allelu [3:17]
7. Maria (Mother Abbess, Srs. Berthe, Margaretta, Katherine, Agatha, Sophia) [3:26]
8. The Office of the Mother Abbess [:22]
9. I Have Confidence (Maria) [4:00]
10. Villa von Trapp [3:16]
11. The Captain [:41]
12. Maria and the Children [1:38]
13. Late for Dinner [5:14]
14. Rolf Gruber, Messenger Boy [2:51]
15. Liesl's Rendezvous [2:24]
16. Sixteen Going on Seventeen (Rolf and Liesl) [1:38]
17. Maria's Bedroom [2:15]
18. My Favorite Things (Maria and the Children) [4:55]
19. My Favorite Things Conclusion (Maria) and Salzburg Montage (Orchestra) [1:35]
20. Do-Re-Mi (Maria and the Children) [4:12]
21. Returning from Vienna [3:50]
22. Baroness Ella Schraeder [:12]
23. A Telegram for Herr Detweiler [3:12]
24. The Rowboat [4:34]
25. Maria Confronts the Captain [1:22]
26. The Sound of Music Reprise (The Children and the Captain) [1:42]
27. The Captain Apologizes [4:36]
28. The Lonely Goatherd (Maria and the Children) [1:42]
29. Edelweiss (The Captain and Liesl) [1:53]
30. The Party [1:49]
31. The Laendler (Orchestra) [:52]
32. So Long, Farewell (The Children) [1:44]
33. Maria and the Baroness [1:39]
34. Maria's Farewell [4:14]
35. Act I Finale [1:51]
36. Entr'Acte (Orchestra) [3:06]
37. A New Mother [2:11]
38. The Children Visit the Abbey [3:11]
39. Maria's Revelation [1:04]
40. Climb Ev'ry Mountain (Mother Abbess) [3:37]
41. My Favorite Things Reprise (The Children and Maria) [1:59]
42. The Baroness Departs [1:16]
43. Maria and the Captain [:59]
44. Something Good (Maria and the Captain) [:17]
45. Wedding Bells [2:05]
46. Processional and Maria Reprise (Organ solo, Nuns Choir) [5:14]
47. The Anschluss [:40]
48. A Telegram from Berlin [1:54]
49. The Flag of the Third Reich [2:47]
50. Maria and Liesl [4:43]
51. Sixteen Going on Seventeen Reprise (Maria and Liesl) [3:27]
52. Leaving the Villa [3:22]
53. The Salzburg Folk Festival: Do-Re-Mi Reprise (The von Trapp Family Singers) [:22]
54. Edelweiss Reprise (The von Trapp Family Singers and Chorus) [4:19]
55. So Long, Farewell Reprise (The von Trapp Family Singers) [2:24]
56. Max Announces the Winners [1:03]
57. "They're Gone!" [:45]
58. Hiding at the Abbey [2:43]
59. Discovered by Rolf [3:29]
60. Escape from Salzburg and Finale Ultimo: Climb Ev'ry Mountain Reprise (Chorus) [:37]
61. End Title (Orchestra) [2:16]
Disc #2
0. Chapter Selection
1. Introduction and Main Title [1:43]
2. The Real Maria [3:59]
3. The Trapp Family Singers [:42]
4. The Anschluss [1:05]
5. The Trapp Family in America [1:30]
6. Die Trapp Familie [3:17]
7. Rodgers and Hammerstein [:56]
8. The Broadway Musical [1:27]
9. 20th Century Fox [2:20]
10. The William Wyler Saga [4:40]
11. A Robert Wise Decision [2:17]
12. Writing the Screenplay [2:55]
13. Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer [1:11]
14. The Children [:06]
15. The Crew [5:51]
16. Principal Photography [2:40]
17. Maria [:10]
18. On Location: Austria [3:54]
19. Bad Weather [:51]
20. Enjoy Salzburg [2:40]
21. Do-Re-Mi [:09]
22. The Rowboat [1:32]
23. The Helicopter Shot [2:39]
24. One Last Shot [2:25]
25. Back to Hollywood [:55]
26. Post-Production [2:04]
27. Previews and Premieres [3:36]
28. The Phenomenon [2:06]
29. The Trapp Family Today [:07]
30. Finale and End Credits [3:10]

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The Sound of Music 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 149 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie has been one of my long time favorites since I was a child. I looked forward to Easter (besides the ressurection of Christ) because that's when it would be aired. This movie has enjoyable music arrangements and a captivating story that could have been one or many individuals/families' story. I admonish you to see it if you haven't already. Purchase it, this one is a keeper. There's something for everyone in this movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Sound of Music is a classic movie that everybody will enjoy, no matter the age! Julie Andrews performs at her best in this inspiring movie of a family during the Nazi regime. The best aspect of this movie is that as you watch and enjoy the movie, you also learn about what it was like living at the time of the Nazi's rise to power. This movie is a must whatch and is definatly a ten out of ten across the board!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watching this movie, decades after it first burst upon the international stage, I was surprised by its wonder and music and joy and pure entertainment, and moral lessons and message and timelessness. My 3 year old loved it and asks to see it again and again which I found funny, since as a child, I always remembered it as an adult movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
To start with, I love the Sound of Music ever since I was little. Now I have a 2yr old and I love this even more. I can bear with my little one asking to watch this every day. The songs are great and the baby starts singing along recently. It's better than anything on TV these days. I disagree with one of the reviewer- We used to watch the old fullscreen version, then we received this as a gift and boy is the pictures even MORE impressive! You see alot more information like the baroness looking up to track Maria after the Cuckoo song scene. The sets are even more dramatic. The ballroom looks bigger and the house looks huge. And you see ALL 7 kids in the DoReMe number. Yes, the people gets smaller, especially with the little TV set we have, but the color is much more vibrant. They really did a good job of restoration for this edition. You can see alot more detail in the background. I think it's a must have for everyone who love this movie. Also, the bonus materials are very interesting. It should satisfy alot of the curiosity one may have about the story and the people who brought this together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Where else can you find a movie so beloved that you not only know the songs, you know the lines...friends of mine quote this movie all the time..."I know you don't but you've GOT TO"...."Rolf PLEASE!"...."It'll be my first party father!"...."Why didn't you tell me to bring along my harmonica?"....Some generations can even tell you which moments used to be cute when they showed it annually on television...let's face it...this movie is part of our lives. Essential viewing.
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EvieT More than 1 year ago
This movie is so beautiful to watch.  To this day I still cannot believe Julie Andrews did not win the academy award for her amazing performance of Maria.  That beautiful voice should have done it for her in and of itself especially hitting that high note at the end of Do Re Mi
Libejin More than 1 year ago
Cpt. Von Trapp was my first love. When I was in early elementary school my family watched "The Sound of Music" on tv on a Sunday night. I fell in love with him when he was dancing the Austrian folk dance with Maria. I remember very clearly.
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DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
one very amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This elegantly sculpted picture has brought a beautiful song to cinema that we will sing for the the rest of our lives. Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer have become the Lord and Lady of onscreen-interpretation of a true story. There is no doubt in my mind that the real Mr. & Mrs. Von Trapp are even shocked that mere mortals are able to portray them so well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time that i watched this mivie when i was a bit younger, i loved it. i used to watch it every day after that. this movie is enthusiastic and has great songs that you will never forget. every one in my family loves this movies, even my brother. it is great for the entire family and it is a load of laughs. it just brings out the happiness in you once it is turned on. All in all this movie is absolutely outstanding!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of all the musicals, the true story of Maria von Trapp is the most beautiful. The soundtrack is excellent...and very familiar. The acting is superb from the nervous Maria and the abbey nuns to the precocious children and their stern father. Julie Andrews truly shone in her role as Maria. You will fall in love with the incorrigable Uncle Max. This movie was well-casted and the actors had wonderful, distinctive singing voices. This is a great family movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the movie was great. the setting, the character,actor,sound effect makes the movie whew!when love knocks at the door of every person, it just happened and that was it, and it also remind me of my struggle in my life,pain i should say, sound of music remind me, if two lover would take the risk of keeping in touch, i mean,love solved mountain of problem, it divide every love nature i know, i mean if you really love each other and that love cannot be toppled by any person, i guess, that love will be forever.