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The Sound of Music

In this classic musical, a nervous novice named Maria (Julie Andrews) agrees to act as a governess for the von Trapp family before taking her vows. But instead of becoming a nun, the impetuous and passionate young woman finds a new vocation where she will need the sound of music to help her climb every mountain until she finds her dream. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: A
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 177
Theater Release: 29 Mar 1965
Video Release: 02 Nov 2010
MPAA Rating: G
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South Pacific was another Rogers and Hammerstein musical that achieved huge success at the box office and enduring audience appeal. An older Julie Andrews can be seen in The Princess Dairies 1 and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

Home Video Extra Features

On October 29, 2010, the cast of The Sound of Music, including Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and the actors who played the seven von Trapp children, will appear on The Oprah Show.

On November 2, 2010, in honor of the 45th Anniversary of The Sound of Music, the movie is releasing to Blu-ray and rereleasing to DVD. The following versions are available:

The Sound of Music: 45th Anniversary (1-Disc DVD)

- Feature Film In Standard Definition DVD

- Newly Remastered Picture and Sound

- Optional Sing-Along Track

- Music Machine Sing-Along

- The Sound of Music Tour   A Living Story

The Sound of Music: 45th Anniversary (2-Disc Blu-ray)

- Feature Film Remastered on Blu-ray

- Interactive features: Your Favorite Things (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

- Musical Stages: Creating The Sound of Music (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!

The Sound of Music: 45th Anniversary (Blu-ray /DVD Combo Pack)

-BLu-ray copy of the film with all the bonus materials listed above on the 2-Disc Blu-ray edition)

- Standard DVD copy of the movie.

The Sound of Music: 45th Anniversary Limited Edition Collector’s Set (2-Disc Blu-ray/ DVD and extras)

- Feature Film Remastered on Blu-ray (including all of the bonus features listed above in the 2-Disc Blu-ray edition)

- Copy of the movie in 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

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