Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Hills Are Alive in THE VON TRAPP FAMILY: A LIFE OF MUSIC - Available April 5th on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand - Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Ever since I was little, I have been a fan of The Sound of Music and the von Trapp family.  And, when I was in high school I did a whole research product on the family.  So, when they recently had the Sound of Music live on television, I like so many other von Trapp family fans was excited.  And, then it that wasn't enough, I found out about this upcoming DVD release.  Thanks to advance copy sent to me for review I didn't have to wait until April 5th when it releases to watch it.  I got in the mail this afternoon and just finished watching it.  What an amazing movie.  Based on a true story about the von Trapp family this inspirational movie shares Agathe von Trapp's triumphs all while pursuing her musical dreams.  Audiences of all ages will enjoy this movie.  And, because I am a homeschooling parent I can definitely see this movie coming in handy for family's wanting to cover the Sound of Music or do a music appreciation class focusing on Agathe von Trapp.  

Having done a research paper about the von Trapp family back in high school and being a fan, I thought I knew everything about Agathe's story.  But, this movie shared things I didn't know and was truly an inspirational story that is not to be missed.  If you love based on real life movies or are just looking for a great family-friendly movie to watch, then I highly recommend picking up a copy of this film, when it arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand April 5 from Lionsgate.

Here is more about this upcoming release...

"The hills come alive when The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music arrives on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand April 5 from Lionsgate. Follow Agathe von Trapp’s incredible real life journey to develop her own voice and pursue her musical dreams despite tremendous hardship. The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

Based on the autobiography Memories Before and After the Sound of Music by Agathe von Trapp, this unforgettable movie follows the von Trapp family’s incredible journey from the perspective of Agathe, the eldest daughter. As war encroached upon her family and friends, Agathe embarked on an adventure filled with remarkable twists and turns, joys and disappointments. But despite the struggles through the dark times, there was always the saving grace of music."

Matthew Macfadyen - Anna Karenina, Frost/Nixon
Eliza Bennett - Inkheart, The Prince & Me
Yvonne Catterfeld - Beauty and the Beast
Cornelius Obonya - TV’s “White Beauty”
Johannes Nussbaum - TV’s “Tatort”
Annette Dasch - TV’s “The Metropolitan Opera HD Live”
and Rosemary Harris - Spider-man, This Means War


Thanks to the kind folks at Lionsgate, three (3) lucky Inspired by Savannah readers will win a copy of this upcoming DVD release to enjoy with their family.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. My favorite Sound of Music song is Edelweiss!

  2. My favorite song is My Favorite Things.
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  3. My favorite song is Do Re Mi. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com This movie looks like fun.

  4. My favorite song from the sound of music is; Climb Ev′ry Mountain-