The Sound of Music Sing-Along Edition

8.02 h 54 min1965G
Sing-along with your favorite songs in this special Sing-Along Edition! Rodgers & Hammerstein's cinematic treasure, "The Sound of Music" is the winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young Austrian woman who leaves the convent to become a governess for Captain von Trapp's (Christopher Plummer) 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.
Robert Wise
Julie AndrewsChristopher PlummerRichard Haydn
KidsArts, Entertainment, and Culture
English [CC]
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Peggy WoodEleanor Parker
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ldemarReviewed in the United States on February 7, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
a movie as important today as ever
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This is such a charming movie that the plot is almost lost...almost.

The plot is that of a family man choosing to walk away from all his worldly possessions for the sole (soul) purpose of NOT joining the Nazis. He follows his moral compass firmly, refusing to take part on any level in hurting the innocent, and without a moment's hesitation treks off with his family into an unknown future with nothing but his family and the clothes on their backs.

This movie offers us an opportunity to examine what it would take for us, the viewer, to do the same thing if we ever found ourselves in a situation where our jobs depended on us looking the other way or enabling a predator to harm the innocent for selfish purposes. It's something you really have to prepare for. More and more, we see in the new these days, the teams of enablers that support predators who get away with "murder" for decades before anyone has the balls to blow a whistle...i don't get it.

This is just a movie. The true story is quite different. But still a Great movie and it's also great to see, in the news, so many people standing up for themselves and others who are not able to defend themselves. Let's hope it continues.

....and if YOU are the predator or enabler- stop today and make it the first day of the rest of your life. People will support your selfless change.
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KristinReviewed in the United States on March 15, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A classic
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This is one of my favorite movies. I always look forward to it being on tv around Christmas, and I purchased the DVD so I can watch it anytime. No one can hold a candle to Julie Andrews singing. She is so good! And the clarity of both sound and image on this DVD is stunning, much better than when I would watch it over the air (and no commercial interruptions)! While I don't watch this all the time, it was worth purchasing it so I can watch it as often as I like.
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TamakumReviewed in the United States on October 30, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Anschluss versus Freedom with a memorable song!
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This movie needs a ten star-review. Despite its enchanting songs and story telling, it contrasts with the Anschluss plot. That somber period of Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria. "While The Sound of Music was in tryouts in Boston, Richard Rodgers felt Captain von Trapp should have a song with which he would bid farewell to the Austria he knew and loved. Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II decided to write an extra song that Captain von Trapp would sing in the 'Kaltzberg Festival' (Salzburg Festival in the film) concert sequence towards the end of the show. As they were writing it, they felt that this song could also utilize the guitar-playing and folk-singing talents of Theodore Bikel, who had been cast originally as the Captain (Christopher Plummer eventually got the job). The Lindsay and Crouse script provides the metaphor of the simple edelweiss wildflower as a symbol of the Austria that Captain von Trapp, Maria, and their children knew would live on in their hearts despite the Nazi annexation of their homeland. The metaphor of this song builds on an earlier scene when Gretl (played by Kym Karath, the youngest of the seven von Trapp children) presents a bouquet of edelweiss flowers to The Baroness Elsa Schraeder (played by Eleanor Parker) during her visit to the von Trapp household. Rodgers provided a simple yet haunting and affecting waltz-time melody to the simple Italian style ritornello lyric that Hammerstein wrote about the appearance of the edelweiss flower. This song turned out to be one of the most beloved songs in the musical, and also one of the best-loved songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein."
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M. Jay BabbReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
The sound of Blu Ray
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This is a review of the 50th anniversary blu-ray ultimate collection.

Because there are 5 discs in this set, I'm going give each one it's own rating and give thoughts on each one.

Blu ray disc one: The movie--***** The movie looks and sounds better than ever. The 7.1 Audio mix is wonderful. The songs sound even better in this mix. They have cleaned up every frame of the picture which is a time consuming task-esp for a 3 hour movie. The colors are more vibrant than ever. This is like watching the movie again for the first time!

Blu ray disc 2: Special features--***** I never had the 40th anniversary edition, so most of the stuff here is new to me. I do have the 5 gold star collector's edition that was released in 2002-which is out of print-this was a two disc set and had a couple of things that are included here--the 87 min documentary "The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon" and the 13 min feature: "Salzburg Sight and Sound" and some trailers if I remember correctly. It took me 2 days to watch all this. There are hours of stuff here and I enjoyed every minute of it!

Blu ray Disc three--*** "The sound of a City: Julie Andrews returns to Salzburg" this was Ok. It's only 60 minutes and it's the only thing on this disc. It was nice seeing Julie Andrews in something new-but really--after watching the stuff on disc 2-it just feels like Been there-done that.

DVD---(no rating)I feel no need to watch this on DVD. it does say on the label that it has been remastered for this release and I suppose if something was to go wrong with my Blu ray player-it would be handy-despite my having the already mentioned release from 2002.

CD Soundtrack--***this is an admittedly goofy CD. One reviewer claimed that the songs are sung in German. This is partially correct. Most of it is in English, however there are several bonus tracks(The last 20 minutes)with German versions of some songs. Why did 20th century fox include the German portion of the sound track? It makes no sense at all.

Overall-I'm very happy with this release-and we'll see how they try to top this in 5 or 10 years.

Here is link to a page that has a complete listing on everything in this set:
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dasn0wmanReviewed in the United States on December 20, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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This is one of very few movies that I would call a masterpiece. You know it is when you can say it cannot be successfully remade and you never get sick of rewatching it. It’s hard for me not to watch this whenever it’s on TV during Christmas time but this year I missed part of it so was kinda annoyed so decided to buy this to finish watching the rest of the movie even though I saw it a hundred times already. But it never gets old. Every song is great in this movie and some quite beautiful to listen which I feel it’s rare. Usually, a musical has only one or two catchy tunes and the rest not so great. I think my least favorite song in this musical is that yodeling puppet song but even that is not so terrible.

Sometimes I watch only up to the wedding because things turn bad after that. But the contrast of the beginning with the children having fun all over town and singing, the innocence of young love, and a family reconnecting with the advent of Nazi takeover of Austria is so strong and dire that It makes me appreciate the good times more because they are fleeting moments that won’t last forever.
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NYC Gal Out ☆Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
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One of my favorite movies. I bought the HD version, and I didn't really noticed the difference between HD and SD... but that could be because it's an old format movie; no big deal since it was the same price for either version. Color was not as vibrant as I expected, but that could be because it isn't in Technicolor like I had originally thought (I just assumed since most classics in that era are, but this movie was done by DeLuxe Color process). Other than that, movie is great; sound quality isn't excellent though. Much better getting it on instant video since I don't have to worry about a DVD getting lost, stolen, or scratched up.
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Ted GleasonReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic, classic.
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A fantastic edition of one of our family's favorite movies, the 45th Anniversary Edition of the Sound of Music was extremely satisfying. Obviously, the movie is an all-time classic, with fantastic performances by Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, a timeless soundtrack with classic songs (you will sing Do-Re-Mi for days), and a gripping story of the power of love and music. The extras in the set are real gems, especially the music box and postcards, all of which have a great quality feel, not cheap like other collectible extras you sometimes see. Overall this set is a great piece for the SoM lover in your family.
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70s basketball playerReviewed in the United States on February 26, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I define "knowledge", "knowing" and "know-it-all". Resume a love.
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This was released 1965, I watched it about 1975.
Loving music.
1987, in peacetime military, (meaning to me, we weren't going into battle) at basic training, marching band/wrestling combined, our drill sergeant helped us make a group.
One of exercise, marching band like, and military cadence calling.
Getting to love words, writing, 1990, after a 2nd small word defines, I think I can write.
2020, March, I study Richard Carpenter and his sister.
Richard says: "In my book" (one doesn't die from anorexia nervosa).
Today, I look up "knowledge".
One definition says "what something might be, a fact". It really gets me to define "knowledge". (rereading 7 other different definitions, knowledge really defines.
The reason I looked up knowledge is I recently bought and had in my possession (at three different times in my life): "The road to truth", a very popular lecture among Scientologists. (one who uses Scientology (a religion) to improve his and other people's lives.
Hence, curious about what the definition for "knowledge".
Defining so well, "knowing" gets looked at, then "know-it-all". (the definition reads something like "one, claiming he alone knows").
Polar Express (2004 movie, my first DVD movie I saw) has (if you buy the DVD) an episode selection, labelling "know-it-all" kid.
Genius Rober Zemeckis did the movie and genius word you must define.
I finally defined "know-it-all" and I intend to rewatch the whole movie to look for any point in the movie for "know-it-all" kid.
When and where it was said in the movie.
But, my cut up carrots, heat up a frying pan to super hot level, cook fried rice tech is back.
It's tech dad and I used for cooking Chinese food. Grease got into the overhead fan filters so bad we got a comment from Mexicans cleaning our fan hood that our grease was greasier than Mcdonalds fan.
That's how we made money.
I lost the tech 2006, my landlady bought the apartment a new DVD/TV and my neighbor bought "Polar Express".
Richard Carpenter, as I defined "knowledge" and came to duplicate his "in my book" statement.
I reread my file of "in my book" definitions.
After the third definition reread, like "strong" opinion is when you use "in my book" I began to realize Richard Carpenter was the "Walt Disney" of music.
What "Walt" did for moving pictures, "Richard" did for music.
I've been studying him and through defining his words, getting back to a year ago.
I'm changed.
From loving music from "The sound of music" to Richard's love of Karen (my words, my book), why she died.
At age 32.
I write this review and wonder whether I'm speaking/writing Chinese, Spanish, English, or Richard Carpenter, which, in my book, is that special sound song, album that came into our family's house in the 70s, changing my Chinese family's life.
My older sister Nancy started piano lessons first and I started a month later, if I remember right.
With the Carpenters, we had somebody to emulate.
I rewatched, just now, a bit of "Polar Express" with "know-it-all" defined.
Everything about it, my first DVD and may be the only DVD movie I'll watch.
Too bad digitization didn't inspire Hollywood to do more.
Anyway, the movie Polar Express communicates, from the songs to the plot.
I really dig this Santa DVD.
From Richard's "no one actually dies from anorexia nervosa. It's complications due to...and uh...but, it doesn't much matter (in my book). It's she wasn't treated properly and that's all there is to it".
From defining "knowledge" to "knowing" to "know-it-all".
The sound of music to the Carpenters to a DVD, by a genius. (a kid alone, has knowledge)(know-it-all).
That's my 2006 to now.
I still loved the Sound of music back then.
Polar Express was a sort of digital era movie.
To Ricard and Karen Carpenter.
Defining "in my book" takes me back to all three. enjoying it., tech, the old way, is back.

(day 2)
The main communicatin to make, day 2, of "knowledge" defining "in my book", and "know-it-all". Is: after defining "know-it-all" in hardback dictionaries. (a know-it-all dismisses others comments, etc.) or, "in my book" can mean "from my view".
I return to 2006, my x-mas, my hometown is pleasant, non-hostile, country ignorant again.
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