Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Shout! Studios Brings of of the Most Beloved Musicals of All Time to Blu-ray and DVD TODAY with THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.



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 Blu-ray & DVD also Includes Audio Commentary and a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

I have been a fan of The Sound of Music since I was a child.  And, whenever a new version of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein classic is released, like it was with a live TV musical, or with this new The Sound of Music Live DVD/Blu-ray, I have to check them out. I am not the only fan of this musical, as  I usually have my two girls sitting next to me watching it, and singing along. :-)

Today, we received the new The Sound of Music Live, which arrives on DVD and Blu-ray today from Shout! Studios, to review.  My girls were quick to get their school work done so that we could watch this.  To make it even more fun, we watched this and the original The Sound of Music and did a comparison of the two.  Even though I grew up watching the beloved family classic, I have to say that I was really getting into this live version, which made me feel like I was at a Broadway show watching.  

Together, my girls and I spent the afternoon taking in this live musical and checking out the special features, which include audio commentary with the stars, as well as a behind-the-scenes featurette.  We really enjoyed this live-broadcast special, which you can now own on DVD and Blu-ray, and can't wait to watch it again soon.

If you have a The Sound of Music fan in your life, then you will definitely want to check out and pick up the new The Sound of Music Live release from Shout! Studios, starting today on DVD and Blu-Ray.

More about this new release:

"This November, Rodgers & Hammerstein's beloved family classic comes to rich musical life once again with THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE, an ambitious, live-broadcast production from BAFTA-nominated director Coky Giedroyc. This release presents the American premiere of the production 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 will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on November 6, 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 Sound 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 becomesthe 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 Armstrong (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 ofthe 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 filmmakers 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. 

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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