TCFHE Press Release: The Sound of Music 45th Anniversary (Blu-ray)

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

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

LOS ANGELES, CA. (Aug. 30, 2010) – 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 2. 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.

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 Limited Edition Collection 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.

Limited Edition Collector’s Set (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

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC 45th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION
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 Closed Yes

iNorth America only.

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