Posted on November 25, 2010
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is celebrating the studio’s 75th Anniversary with a remastered musical extravaganza – just in time for Christmas. This October and November the company released digitally enhanced versions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, South Pacific, and a special 45th anniversary edition of The Sound of Music, each for the first time on high definition Blu-ray disc.
The new releases include digitally remastered picture, 7.1 audio, and a variety of enticing new bonus features, from archival photographs, to cast interviews and sing-alongs. The new Blu-ray discs promise even more exclusive behind-the-scenes content and special features than their previous VHS and DVD incarnations.
The Sound of Music anniversary Blu-ray edition is especially packed with features for audiences old and new. The interactive activities and sing-along in Your Favorite Things: An Interactive Celebration are intended to delight and occupy members of the X-Box generation, while nostalgic footage of musical spoofs from the “Carol Burnett Show” and a moving interview with the real Maria Von Trapp on the “Julie Andrews Hour”, situate the film in the cultural context of its release and allows a “trip down memory lane” for older generations of fans.
The set also includes the first home entertainment release of the full-length documentary Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of American Music, hosted by acclaimed Broadway “Maria”, Mary Martin. The 45th anniversary edition is available in special collector’s editions with commemorative scrapbooks for the avid enthusiast, and even has a three disc Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack, “perfect for at home or on the go.”
Be on the lookout for more cinematic gems as Twentieth Century Fox celebrates its diamond anniversary.