The Sound of Music Live! [DVD] [2013]

  • SKU: 2870005
  • Release Date: 12/17/2013
  • Rating: NR
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (91 out of 100)

Synopsis


The Sound of Music Live!
Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer head the cast of NBC's live production of the beloved Broadway musical. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Carrie Underwood
    Carrie Underwood - Maria
  • Stephen Moyer
    Stephen Moyer - Captain Von Trapp
  • Audra McDonald
    Audra McDonald
  • Laura Benanti
    Laura Benanti
  • Christian Borle
    Christian Borle



Overall customer rating

4.1
91%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great production - see my review

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    GLITTERANDGOLD
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    This was epic. It allowed our "younger" audience ( say 7yrs to 27 yrs) to see a redo of one of the greatest shows of all time with a contemporary artist. Many in this age group don't even know that the play/movie existed. Sure, when they see the original movie they will see the difference of seasoned actors/actresses, but it probably won't matter because they are a more accepting generation. This live filmed show is a reminder of the beauty of this story, how wonderful musical productions are, how exciting and remarkable a live show is, that we need alot more cultural and family entertainment available on TV, and actually gives our "kids" a teaching moment in that it showed them that young children and young adults can achieve great things if they have a goal and work hard, Many in the cast were new to acting (including Carrie Underwood) - it was exciting to watch these people take on such a huge responsibility to the VonTrapp Family and to the film industry and to deliver an exceptional product. There is alot of positive in this production.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great family TV movie!

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    TSOML
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    Take this taped live without a studio audience tv movie for what it is. A well done adaptation of a world famous classic movie. In all reality it copies the Broadway version rather than the film. Done with some veterans but also many young actors who did a very nice job for the most part. My granddaughter, who lives with me, asks me every evening when I get home from work, 'can we watch The Sound of Music?" We've watched it at least 20 times. Of course, being a huge fan of Carrie Underwood, I have a hard time finding fault with her role. I think everything she attempts, she succeeds. If you are a purist, perhaps you should watch the original film version. But, if you want a nice, entertaining, fun, enjoyable family movie then this will do just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Far Superior to Peter Pan Live

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    CJanuary
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    I didn't absolutely love The Sound of Music Live, but I definitely wanted to support NBC's attempts at family friendly programming and add this DVD to my collection. And I think hindsight shows that, though there were some mistakes, The Sound of Music Live was far superior to the overly long, somewhat campy, unfamiliar, and just downright bizarre (in some spots) Peter Pan Live. Regardless of differing tastes for under $5 everybody should have this in their collection--it was definitely worth the price; I wish the soundtrack was included because I would have definitely been willing to pay more. I knocked it down a star because the case is a bit flimsy, there's no slip cover, and the cover art isn't very descriptive. For example, you wouldn't know it until you popped in the disc, but this DVD version of The Sound of Music Live does feature the 45 minute making of documentary.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good version of the stageplay

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    mrbpdx
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    A lot of people compared this to the 1965 film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. This is not that film. If that were released today it would be a top of the line production values and release in IMAX and filmed on location. This was filmed in a studio in New York State and the production crew did an excellent job. Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer were excellent in the lead roles and I was very impressed by Audra MacDonald as the Mother Abbess. The scenes with Maria and the Children are engaging. I loved all the musical numbers they were in. And what can I say about Audra MacDonald's Climb Ev'ry Mountain? Whereas in the film Robert Wise filmed the scene with space and with light. The producers of the TV event filmed it as a (my words) 'Come to Jesus, I have seen the light event' All in all, I am impressed. I can't wait until the next stageplay release by NBC/Universial.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fun present

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    MovieFan
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    My wife's birthday is less than two weeks before Christmas, so she gets a lot of presents during the last month of the year. And the Carrie Underwood "Sound of Music" was one of her birthday gifts this year. I got a great price for it at Best Buy on Black Friday. My sweetie is a Carrie Underwood fan and a Sound of Music fan,and it turned out to be a great gift for her. The live version of the Sound of Music was an entertaining presentation of a good musical.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Acceptable, if you have an open mind

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    Tydus
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    If you go into this comparing it to the Julie Andrews movie version, you are bound to be disappointed. Accept it for what it is, a live-televised stage production with moments that range from very good (I defy you to not enjoy Audra McDonald's 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain') to unfortunate (Any moment Carrie Underwood attempts to act. Sorry, Carrie). I found it quite enjoyable and I look forward to seeing what other live events NBC may produce in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    keep an open mind, and it is a nice remake

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    laundryMom71
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    If you go into this LOVING the original and already upset they've made a remake, you're not going to like it. I enjoyed watching it just to see what they did and how the could present it live. I thought it was done very cleverly. The acting isn't very good, but it is an interesting presentation and I don't feel I wasted my time in watching it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wish it was Blu-ray

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    SoundofMusicLive
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    Sound of Music Live is a wonderful musical rendition of the beloved musical The Sound of Music. Carrie Underwood does a fantastic job with the musical numbers, though her acting is a bit underwhelming. The rest of the cast is first rate and the singing by the children is very good.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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