Enter to Win THE SOUND OF MUSIC 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray!

The Sound of Music is a film classic by any standard, so we’re excited to offer our readers the chance to win the 50th Anniversary, Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, including never before seen footage and special features. Keep reading to learn more about the film and enter to win at the bottom of the post. We’ll notify 2 winners on April 10.

A phenomenon upon it debut in 1965, The Sound of Music’s spectacular ‘roadshow’ release spanned over two years in theatres, inspiring audiences on the way to winning the Best Picture Oscar as well as millions of fans spanning multiple generations.  A testament to its enduring popularity, this timeless classic enjoys nearly 2.5 million Facebook followers (50% 34 years old or younger).

The emotional all-new The Sound of Music documentary “The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg” documentary blends personal memories with fascinating history as Ms. Andrews returns to key sites in the story of the von Trapps including Nonnberg Abbey, Mondsee Abbey, and the “Do-Re-Mi” steps at Mirabell Gardens. With the Blu-ray™ fans can further explore the making of the biggest live-action musical of all time with numerous featurettes highlighting the movie, music, real-life von Trapp family and more.  The Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ will feature an exclusive 50th Anniversary soundtrack from Legacy Recordings/Sony Music which includes eight international bonus tracks never-before released in the United States.  Legacy Recordings/Sony Music will also release for the first time ever a special 50th Anniversary soundtrack featuring the full film score.

In addition to the new Special Edition Blu-ray™ and CD soundtrack, no less than four new books are being published in 2015 to coincide with the anniversary, and focusing on the film. They are:  The Sound of Music Companion-50th Anniversary Edition (Laurence Maslon, Pavilion/Rizzoli); The Sound of Music Story (Tom Santopietro, St. Martin’s Press); Sound of Music FAQ (Barry Monush, Applause Books); and The Sound of Music: BFI Film Classics (Caryl Flinn, BFI).

Before it was an Academy Award® winning film, The Sound of Music was a Tony Award winning Broadway musical, and productions of the stage musical continue to be presented all over the world.  2015 will see the launch of a major new stage tour across the US and Canada, directed by Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, simultaneous with another stage production touring the UK.

Winner of five Academy Awards®*, including Best Picture and Best Director, Robert Wise’s  inspiring adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music is the most  popular musical of all time and one of the genre’s biggest box office hits. Starring Oscar** winners Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, the film follows Maria (Andrews), the warm-hearted young woman who brings joy and music to Captain von Trapp (Plummer) and his seven children. This cinematic treasure is filled with unforgettable songs including “Do-Re-Mi,” “My Favorite Things” and “The Sound of Music.”



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With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

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