Home Video Releases for March 10
The hills are alive once again with the The Sound of Music thanks to the 50th anniversary release of this classic musical on home video this week. This based-on-true-events story stars Julie Andrews as a young postulant. She falls in love with an Austrian Naval officer played by Christopher Plummer after she is hired as a governess for his children. The film won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture in 1966.
The film’s 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition comes in a 5-Disc Blu-ray/DVD package and features documentaries, screen tests, interviews and an exclusive 50th Anniversary soundtrack along with the feature film in standard format and re-mastered in 1080p Hi-Def with 7.1 DTS-HD sound.
After-hours shenanigans are underway at the British Museum in London thanks to Larry Daley, a night security guard from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. A magical Egyptian tablet that brings all the displays to life after the exhibition closes is starting to deteriorate and Larry has to get to London to find out how to restore it in the PG-rated adventure Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
Two R-rated movies are also on home video store shelves this week. Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson star in the comedy Top Five. In it Rock’s character wants to try some serious acting but all he can get is a gig on a reality TV show.
The R-rated 1995 teen cult classic The Breakfast Club releases on Blu-ray/DVD this week as well. The high school flick features the very young faces of Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Anthony Michael Hall in the story about five students who have to spend the day together in detention.