Rodgers & Hammerstein fans, today’s Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day ought to be right up your alley. The featured item is The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection (The Sound of Music / The King and I / Oklahoma! / South Pacific / State Fair / Carousel) for just $33.99, which breaks down to less than six bucks per movie.
That’s the good news.
The bad news is, it’s only on DVD. The originally announced Blu-ray release of the Rodgers & Hammerstein collection — which, at the very least, was supposed to come out in the UK — never quite panned out, apparently. If you refuse to buy anything less than Blu these days, don’t fret; also in today’s Gold Box is a pair of films from the collection in their standalone Blu-ray incarnations for $11.99 each: South Pacific, which comes from a new photochemical restoration of its original 65mm negative, and an 8K high definition scan of the brand new interpositive, along with a DTS-HD Master Audio presentation of the original soundtrack; and The Sound of Music: 45th Anniversary Edition (Two-Disc DVD/Blu-ray Combo in DVD Packaging), which features and Optional Sing-Along Track, The Sound of Music Tour – A Living Story, Your Favorite Things: An Interactive Celebration with Behind-the-Scenes Images, On-Screen Lyrics, Trivia Track, and Location Quiz, and Audio Commentaries with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, and Director Robert Wise.