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Just announced by Fox for the Christmas holidays, altho there are no release details at this time. Surely, this is one film where both the picture and audio elements deserve equal restorative efforts. Next to 'LOA' (hopefully!), the 'Alien' anthology, and 'Saving Private Ryan', this will be one of my most-anticipated catalog releases in 2010


http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4204#comments
 

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is it sad that i got all giddy watching this promo? one of the best movies of all time for me =)
 

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I have various broadcast copies, but I've been waiting for this for more than 8 years, ever since Fox cancelled the release for D-Theater D-VHS.
 

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Actually I'd like to see the 30 FPS Todd-AO version of Oklahoma restored and released on BD, but I certainly love TSoM.
 

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is it sad that i got all giddy watching this promo? One of the best movies of all time for me =)

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is it sad that i got all giddy watching this promo? one of the best movies of all time for me =)

+2!....even in these cynical times, the enduring & universal appeal of TSOM is undeniable
 

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The teaser trailer is particularly well done. The sound is very gentle, the images appealing, the 60's-style photo boxes work well (not used in the film of course but has a retro but yet contemporary look).
 

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Every stinkin' home video version of this classic has been a let down in one way or another... up to now.


Hopefully, Fox will finally give this the love and attention it needs by doing a full 8k digital frame-by-frame restoration from the original negatives.


And here's hoping for the original directionalized dialog.
 

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Actually I'd like to see the 30 FPS Todd-AO version of Oklahoma restored and released on BD, but I certainly love TSoM.

The only way they can release the 30 fps Todd-AO version of Oklahoma is encode it at 1080i/60. Blu-ray has no option for 1080p video at ~30 fps.


The same would happen with the original theatrical cut of Around The World in 80 Days. However, I'm not holding my breath for the latter ever showing up again in 30 fps on video as WB saw fit to release the roadshow cut. The extra footage has either not survived as original Todd-AO negatives or they were too badly damaged to restore with today's technology (or it cost too much to do so). Whatever the case, WB had to incorporate less than stellar 16mm scope and 35mm scope, 24 fps stock, which was still available and usable. So, they ended up using 24 fps for the whole thing. Like Oklahoma, they probably had to shoot everything simultaneously in 35mm scope for compatibility with most theaters of the time.


If they do the video stream headers correctly, one could potentially de-interlace it to 1080p/60 without any visual artifacts popping up.
 

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In its original release this was unbelievably beautiful, with a glorious fine-grained film stock. If they do it right this could be the demo to end all demos.
 

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In its original release this was unbelievably beautiful, with a glorious fine-grained film stock. If they do it right this could be the demo to end all demos.

In original release, it was never as good looking as many other 70mm productions, but the video versions have never done it justice at all.
 

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My favorite musical for sure. "My Favorite Things" is my favorite song of all time and "Climb Every Mountain" (if it isn't) should be the most popular graduation song of all time. Very upbeat movie and well acted. Julie and Christopher have aged very gracefully haven't they?
 

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Julie and Christopher had aged very gracefully haven't they?

Have had simultaneous crushes on Liesl & Maria in my youth
....I continue to enjoy Plummer's performances, given his 'advanced' age of 80 years (!)....especially when other actors of his age, like Sean Connery have long retired....altho Duvall is still gettin' it done.
 

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The hills will now be alive with the sound of blu-ray well before Christmas
!! Up for preorder in 3-disc, or limited collector's editions on Amazon.

Ordered this back in mid July for 62.99. I assume the price will come back down to that, or, lower.
 

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Ordered this back in mid July for 62.99. I assume the price will come back down to that, or, lower.

holy smokes whats in the collectors edition?? thats a high price even for this wonderful movie
 

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It appears there is a version without the extra materials but with the disks. Presently $31.49 at Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Sound-Music-Co...3309854&sr=8-2


This is also listed at highdefdigest.com so I suspect that it is real.


Since I have a very expensive LD package that I still like, I will probably only get the disks for what will hopefully be my last purchase of this title.
 

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70mm Todd-AO film. It better knock my socks off
 

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They need to stop including DVDs with blu-ray packages. It just makes it harder to find the blu disc and I don't want to be reminded of old, inferior formats. It's the equivalent of attaching VHS tapes to DVDs with a giant "VHS INCLUDED" banner over the front cover art. Tacky as hell.
 
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