Musical Classics 2 (DVD)

Sound of Music/King & I/ South Pacific

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Product Details

Barcode
6009700320894
Department
Movies & TV
Released
29 Jan 2019
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Musicals
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Number of Discs
3
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
South Pacific
Release Year
1958
Running Time
329 min
Language
English
Categories
Musical & Performing Arts / Musicals / Classic / Doomed Lovers / Race Relations / Recommended / Romance / Tear Jerker / Theatrical Release / World War II
Ratings
IMDb
6.9
Rotten Tomatoes®
89% 69%
Synopsis
A Rodgers and Hammerstein classic revolving around a forbidden love affair between a native girl and a young American sailor on a Pacific island during World War II. Songs include "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy," and "Bali H'ai." Academy Award Nominations: 3. Academy Awards: Best Sound.
Notes
Filmed in Technicolor. Originally presented Todd-AO and CinemaScope.

Estimated budget of $5 million. Location shots filmed in Hawaii.

Additional cast members: Floyd Simmons (Harbison); Candace Lee (Ngana); Warren Hsieh (Jerome); Galvan De Leon (Sub Chef); Robert Jacobs (Communications Man); Archie Savage (Native Chief); Darleen Engle (Nurse-Dancer); Richard Cutting (Admiral Kester)

Giorgio Tozzi was credited for dubbing in Ezio Pinza's voice. John Kerr's vocals were dubbed by Bill Lee; Juanita Hall's were dubbed by Muriel Smith (uncredited). Hall also appeared in the Broadway production.

Additional orchestrations by Bernard Mayers. For the film version a new song, "My Girl Back Home," was added to the original score.

Available to buy in the UK.

Copyright 1994 CBS/Fox Co.
Poster
Poster for South Pacific
Cast & Crew
Director
Joshua Logan
Star
Rossano Brazzi / Russ Brown / Mitzi Gaynor / Juanita Hall / John Kerr / Tom Laughlin / France Nuyen / Ray Walston
Screenwriter
Paul Osborn
Source Writer
James A. Michener / Author: James A. Michener
Composer
Alfred Newman / Richard Rodgers
Producer
Buddy Adler
Director of Photography
Leon Shamroy
Editor
Robert Simpson
Production Designer
Lyle Wheeler
Lyricist
Oscar Hammerstein
Movie Critics
Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's the delicious, good-hearted exuberance of this WWII romantic musical, as well as the Rodgers & Hammerstein score, that grab you."
Kate Stables (1 Jan 2011, )

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Sound
Winner: 1958

Movie

Title
King and I
Release Year
1956
Running Time
133 min
Language
English
Alternate Title
King & I
Categories
Musical & Performing Arts / Musicals / Adventure / Classic / Essential Cinema / Friends / Period Piece / Recommended / Romance / Theatrical Release
Ratings
IMDb
7.5
Rotten Tomatoes®
96% 83%
Metacritic
72
Synopsis
Rogers and Hammerstein's Broadway musical, adapted from Margaret Landon's fact-based novel and the 1946 film ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM, makes a spectacularly successful move to the silver screen in the Yul Brynner tour de force THE KING AND I. Brynner, reprising the role he'd polished to perfection on stage, plays the blustering, headstrong Siamese potentate who meets his match in the form of Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), the prim and proper English widow he's hired to oversee the rearing of his huge, unruly flock of children.

Director Walter Lang (TIN PAN ALLEY) presents THE KING AND I, one of the most popular musicals in cinema history, as a dizzyingly bountiful Technicolor feast. Kerr (aided during songs by the overdubbed voice of Marni Nixon) contributes a dynamic performance that is every bit the equal of Brynner's transcendent, career-defining turn, for which he won an Academy Award. The delightful score, which also garnered an Oscar, includes three perennial favorite show tunes: "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Getting to Know You," and "Shall We Dance?"
Poster
Poster for King and I
Cast & Crew
Director
Walter Lang
Star
Patrick Adiarte / Martin Benson / Yul Brynner / Deborah Kerr / Rita Moreno / Carlos Rivas / Terry Saunders / Rex Thompson
Screenwriter
Ernest Lehman
Source Writer
Margaret Landon / Author: Margaret Landon
Composer
Alfred Newman / Richard Rodgers
Producer
Charles Brackett
Director of Photography
Leon Shamroy
Editor
Robert Simpson
Production Designer
John DeCuir
Costume Designer
Irene Sharaff
Music Director
Alfred Newman
Lyricist
Oscar Hammerstein

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Actor
Winner: 1956 - Yul Brynner
Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score
Winner: 1956 - Ken Darby
Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score
Winner: 1956 - Alfred Newman
Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color)
Winner: 1956
Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color)
Winner: 1956 - Lyle Wheeler
Best Costume Design (Color)
Winner: 1956
Best Sound Recording
Winner: 1956

Movie

Title
Sound of Music
Release Year
1965
Running Time
175 min
Language
English
Categories
Musical & Performing Arts / Musicals / Classic / Clergy / Essential Cinema / Family (General) / Family Interaction / Recommended / Romance / Theatrical Release / True Story
Official Website
http://www.foxhome.com/soundofmusicdvd/index_frames.html
Ratings
IMDb
8.0
Rotten Tomatoes®
85% 91%
Metacritic
63
Synopsis
Shot in Salzburg against the majestic Bavarian Alps, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is considered one of the greatest screen musicals ever made. Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (Robert Wise), the film, based on a real family and their true events, tells the story of a young postulate, Maria (Julie Andrews), who, after proving too high-spirited for the Mother Abess and other nuns, is sent off to work as a governess to seven unruly children. The Von Trapp family is run, in military style, by the seemingly cold-hearted Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), a lonely widowed naval officer. Seeing how badly he and his children need companionship, he proposes to the Baroness Schraeder (Eleanor Parker), a calculating, mutual friend of beloved family friend Max Detweiler (Richard Haydn). It is the baroness who soon realizes that it's Maria--with her warmth and love for the children--the captain really loves. It is nearly bliss for the newly formed family who loves to sing together--except for the cloud looming over their beloved Austrian horizon: Hitler is ascending to power, forcing Von Trapp to decide whether to join the Nazi party--which he loathes--or force his family to leave their home forever. One of the most memorable scores ever written (by Rodgers and Hammerstein) and breathtaking performances by Andrews, Plummer, and the seven children mark this classic as one of the world's most favorite films.
Notes
Much of the footage was shot in Salzburg, where director Robert Wise spent 11 weeks filming against the backdrop of the majestic Bavarian Alps.

The performance scene at the Salzburg Festival was shot in the spectacular Felsenreitschule, or the Rocky Riding School.

The musical ran on Broadway for three and a half years, starring Mary Martin
as Maria.

Marni Nixon, who plays Sister Sophia in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, has lent her vocal cords to many film stars. Nixon's singing voice was used in place of Audrey Hepburn's in MY FAIR LADY, for Natalie Wood's in WEST SIDE STORY, and for Deborah Kerr's in THE KING AND I. Her brief role as Sister Sophia in this film marks her first onscreen appearance.
Poster
Poster for Sound of Music
Cast & Crew
Director
Robert Wise
Star
Julie Andrews / Angela Cartwright / Nicholas Hammond / Richard Haydn / Heather Menzies / Eleanor Parker / Christopher Plummer / Norma Varden / Peggy Wood / Ben Wright
Composer
Irwin Kostal / Richard Rodgers
Producer
Boris Leven / Robert Wise
Special Effects
L. B. Abbott / Emil Jr. Kosa
Editor
William H. Reynolds
Costume Designer
Dorothy Jeakins
Set Designer
Walter M. Scott
Cinematographer
Ted McCord
Choreographer
Dee Dee Wood
Writer
Ernest Lehman
Associate Producer
Saul Chaplin
Movie Critics
Empire
5 stars out of 5 -- "Julie Andrews' 1965 heroine is hard to beat...combining innocent enthusiasm with comic timing and a soaring soprano voice."
Anna Smith (1 Oct 2007, p.58)
Entertainment Weekly
"...Beloved..." -- Rating: A
Steve Simels (20 Jan 1995, p.61)
Premiere
4 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he collaboration takes on a serious edge, making it one of the precious few old-school musicals in which the action doesn't grind to a screeching halt every time a song starts."
Peter Debruge (1 Dec 2005, p.184)
Total Film
"[I]t's wonderful....Julie Andrews is irresistible..."
Daniel Webb (1 Feb 2004, p.120)

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Picture
Winner: 1965
Best Director
Winner: 1965 - Robert Wise
Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score
Winner: 1965 - Irwin Kostal
Best Costume Design (Color)
Winner: 1965
Best Film Editing
Winner: 1965
Best Sound
Winner: 1965