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The Sound of Musicals

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection (20th Century Fox, $99.98)

Folks who pine for the heyday of Hollywood musicals will enjoy this omnibus boxed set more than cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels. Julie Andrews runs down her favorite things in The Sound of Music, and Marni Nixon (dubbing for Deborah Kerr) gets to know you in The King and I. Then you're off to the State Fair and a Carousel ride. Stop in Oklahoma! on your way to the South Pacific.

Extras: Superlative. Every disc is loaded with star and director commentaries, documentaries, scenes from the Broadway productions. The set even tosses in two additional movies: the non-musical 1945 version of State Fair and 1934's Liliom, a Carousel precursor. Plus: karaoke subtitles! Start brushing up now on your do-re-mi's.

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