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Old 06-01-2014, 07:44 PM   #481
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I just finished watching The Sound of Music, and I'm blown away by the picture quality of this Blu-ray. I want to move to Salzburg, Austria right away.

This was my first time seeing the film in its entirety. When I was in elementary school many years ago, we used to sing the songs during our Friday assemblies, and my elementary school music teacher used to talk about this movie nonstop. Watching this film at long last brought back a lot of pleasant memories of those songs.

I love Eleanor Parker (the Baroness), and this movie makes me want to track down her film noir movies, namely Detective Story and Caged. It goes without saying that Julie Andrews is a sensation, and, just as in Mary Poppins and Torn Curtain, she is a pleasure to see in high definition.

I'm building up a solid Robert Wise collection, with The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Haunting, West Side Story, and The Sound of Music on Blu-ray, and The Body Snatcher, Born to Kill, The House on Telegraph Hill, The Set-Up, and Odds Against Tomorrow on DVD. He's one of the greats.

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Old 06-01-2014, 08:18 PM   #482
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One more thing...

The Robert Wise commentary track has long stretches where he is not talking, but these scenes feature the isolated score. It's quite magical.
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:28 PM   #483
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I'm building up a solid Robert Wise collection, with The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Haunting, West Side Story, and The Sound of Music on Blu-ray, and The Body Snatcher, Born to Kill, The House on Telegraph Hill, The Set-Up, and Odds Against Tomorrow on DVD. He's one of the greats.
Don't forget Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:22 PM   #484
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I was browsing stuff on Amazon and noticed that the price on this has skyrocketed. Did Fox quietly take it out of print? I'm guessing they're planning some 50th Anniversary Edition next year.
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I was browsing stuff on Amazon and noticed that the price on this has skyrocketed. Did Fox quietly take it out of print? I'm guessing they're planning some 50th Anniversary Edition next year.
Dear God, you aren't kidding. I'm not selling mine now...
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:27 AM   #486
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Dear God, you aren't kidding. I'm not selling mine now...
I'd never sell mine anyway unless there's a bigger and better 50th anniversary limited edition box set, as I own the 45th Anniversary big box and love it. But yikes, they must be trying to drum up demand for a 50th Anniversary Edition next year.
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:03 AM   #487
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Well next year IS when 4K discs are to be released ... Any and all 70mm transferred movies with the extra resolution would look astounding
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:30 PM   #488
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I've been wondering, why did the prices for the Blu-Ray suddenly skyrocket? Is it going out of print?
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:26 PM   #489
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I've been wondering, why do people not read the four or five posts immediately above theirs? Is it because they enjoy being "that guy"?
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:27 PM   #490
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I can't help but ask why some people don't read the posts right above theirs? Don't they realize they are being 'THAT GUY?"

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Old 10-05-2014, 10:40 PM   #491
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Last week, I complained that most people in this forum couldn't be bothered to read the last two pages of posts.

Turns out that my assessment was too generous.
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Old 10-05-2014, 11:24 PM   #492
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Last week, I complained that most people in this forum couldn't be bothered to read the last two pages of posts.

Turns out that my assessment was too generous.
For a while, my signature was, "Please read the last two pages of a thread before posting."
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:45 PM   #493
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Took it for a 3rd spin this past weekend. Still one of the finest blu-rays out there.
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Looks like Fox is soon to announce the 50th anniversary edition of The Sound of Music. Finally being used, at least overseas, is the original poster art. But I wonder if any correction will be done to turn Julie Andrews hair back to blond and bring back the Robert-Wise approved color scheme used for the box laserdisc and the 40th anniversary DVD.

Many people I have talked too which include over 6 projectionists who ran this film when it came out, all swear the first Blu-ray transfer was wrong in color on all counts. The movie was never so much earthtone and alot of the blue hues have been removed.

Julie Andrews, in 2 of her books, tells the story of how she almost fainted when she first saw here hair after it had been dyed blond, and if you watch all other editions of this film, her hair is light blond, not rusty red as in the Blu-ray. Have an older copy on DVD or any other format? Check out the very start of Do Re Mi, see the blond hair? It's now a red/rusty color.

In any case, I wonder what this 50th anniversary edition will have? Will it be a different transfer? Will there be new extras? Will Fox give us the 6-track mags as a music-only track that they were finally able to use for the first Blu-ray?

Here's the first photo I found for the new edition, including, yes, a steelbook:

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http://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/sound-o.../11063855.html

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http://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/sound-o.../11063856.html

I LOVE the steelbook cover, but I can never figure out why Fox has to change to a different font on the title. The movie already has it's own brand with the letters used on the poster.

What else can they do to celebrate this movie that they didn't in 2010 when they released the 45th anniversary edition? 3D! I have a strong feeling the film has been converted to 3D. I am keeping my fingers crossed, can you imagine that opening scene in 3D (if it is done right like Wizard of Oz was done).

If anyone else has some info on the 50th anniversary, PLEASE post it.
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Thanks, Robert! (And my first thought when I saw the Steelbook was "What is that awful typeface they used? It's like it's been lifted from a Direct-to-video Cinderella Part 3. Or 4. Or 5. Or who knows what. Kind of a head-scratcher, really.)

Anyways, I'm glad someone was keeping tabs on this.

(And I REALLY miss your column, too. )
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They're likely just adding the bonus disc w/ new 60 minute documentary, and keeping the film disc exactly as it is.
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Happy New Year, everyone!

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What else can they do to celebrate this movie that they didn't in 2010 when they released the 45th anniversary edition?...If anyone else has some info on the 50th anniversary, PLEASE post it.
There's now a sticker on the front of the new regular edition place holder that states ' Exclusive all new documentary, Julie Andrews returns to Salzburg'. This is what it now says in the description:

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music — Winner of five ACADEMY AWARDS® including Best Picture* — with this 2-disc Blu-ray™ set that includes an all-new hour-long documentary detailing Julie Andrews’ return visit to Salzburg where she filmed her iconic role as Maria half a century ago! *1965: Directing, Film Editing, Music, Best Picture, Sound Includes All-New 60-Minute Documentary – The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg and more!

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I hope they restore all of the sound elements missing from the last version (i.e. Julie's apron slap during the opening number.)
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A little more information from http://www.broadwayworld.com - apparently Christopher Plummer accompanied Julie Andrews to Salzburg, none of the children though!

http://www.broadwayworld.com/article...ntary-20150102

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Did anyone notice pixelation right before the title 'A Robert Wise Production' shows up (at around 00:04:59 - 00:05:00, lasting about 20 frames)?
It bugged me a little...

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