The Sound of Music LIVE Home on Blu-Ray & DVD #60Anniversary

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In time for the 60th Anniversary of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, SHOUT! Studios brings the Sound of Music Live Home on Blue-Ray & DVD!

Destined to become a new family favorite, the cinematic production pays tribute to the Broadway show featuring such perennial classic songs as “My Favorite Things” and “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”; the Blue-ray & DVD also includes audio commentary and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

This month, Rogers & Hammerstein’s beloved family classic comes to rich musical life once again with The Sound of Music Live, an amitious, live-broadcast production from BAFTA-nominated director Coky Giedroyc. This release presents the American premiere of the products first broadcast live in the United Kingdom. Paying tribute to the timeless Broadway show soon celebrating its 60th anniversary, one of the most beloved musicals of all time has now arrived on Blue-ray and DVD just in time for the holidays!

Since the show debuted on Broadway in 1959, it has become a favorite of families the world over with such perennially classic and unforgettable songs as the “The Sounds of Music,” “Edelweiss,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “My Favorite Things,” and many others THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE, destined to become a new family chestnut, brings this beloved and timeless story to lavish life with a cinematically staged production featuring three soundstages and over 150 period costumes, all stunningly shot with 17 cameras.

In the new production, the spectacular Kara Tointon (Mr Selfridge, EastEnders) delivers a “mesmerizing performance and incredible vocal talents” (Daily Mail) as Maria, the tomboyish nun who reluctantly becomes the governess for seven children living in the shadow of their stern widower father (Julian Ovenden, Downton Abbey). Along with her required duties, Maria brings love, music, and excitement back into the children’s lives … and also eventually begins to have an effect on their father. But just when things are looking up, the rise of Nazism and the looming threat of war darkens their future.

Supported  by Katherine Kelly (Mr. Selfridge, Coronation Street) as Baroness Elsa Schraeder and Alexander Armstron (The Armstrong and Miller Show, Danger Mouse) as Max Detweiler, THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE–which also features “How Can Love Survive” a song not in the original movie but part of the stage show since 1959 — is an enchanting experience that will remain with audiences long after the last curtain call.

Bonus Features

  • Audio Commentary with Kara Tointon and Julian Ovenden
  • Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

About Shout! Studios

Shout! Studios is the filmed entertainment production and distribution arm of Shout! Factory, specializing in all aspects of distribution, including theatrical, VOD, digital, and broadcast. Reflecting Shout! Factory’s ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence, Shout! Studios champions and supports like-minded flimmakers and creators at the forefront of pop culture, driving creative expression and diversity in independent storytelling. Shout! Studios finances, produces, acquires, and distributes an eclectic slate of movies, award-winning animated features, specialty films and series from rising and established talent, filmmakers and producers.

Artwork courtesy of Shout! Factory

 



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