Video Review

The Sound of Music (1991)

MPAA Rating: G
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Movie Rated: G; Genres: Drama, Musical; With: Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Plummer often referred to this beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical as The Sound of Mucous. If you're a like-minded cynic, this lavish disc version of The Sound of Music (with a gorgeous wide-screen transfer and surround sound) won't change your mind. The set's extras, however, will keep you busy for weeks: an audiophile CD, a booklet on the evolution of the screenplay, alternate soundtracks (music and interviews), two making-of documentaries, plus a still-picture library seemingly as extensive as the Louvre. A

Originally posted Jan 20, 1995 Published in issue #258 Jan 20, 1995 Order article reprints