On November 7 the Rodgers and Hammerstein Box Set Collection dances it's way to DVD!

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Join Fox Home Entertainment this holiday season in a cinematic celebration of song and dance with the November 7, 2006 release of Rodgers and Hammerstein Box Set Collection, a 12-DVD box set featuring six of the world's most beloved musicals. This must-have set includes new two-disc 50th Anniversary Edition DVDs of CAROUSEL and THE KING AND I, as well as a new two-disc Collector's Edition of SOUTH PACIFIC, and the two-disc Anniversary editions of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, STATE FAIR and OKLAHOMA!

Winners of a combined 14 Oscars®,* these family favorites are some of the most popular films in movie history, wowing generations of audiences across the world with their award-winning blend of unforgettable Broadway musical numbers, stunning costumes, exotic locales and legendary stars, including Julie Andrews, Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Pat Boone, Ann-Margret, Shirley Jones, Bobby Darin, Rita Moreno and Christopher Plummer. Offering hours of bonus material including interviews, behind-the-scenes documentaries and much more, these exceptional presentations create the ultimate DVD gift set. Rodgers and Hammerstein Box Set Collection box set will be available for the suggested retail price of $99.98 U.S./$139.98 Canada. Each of the DVDs in the collection will also be available separately for the suggested retail price of $26.98 U.S./$37.98 Canada.

The CAROUSEL two-disc 50th Anniversary Edition DVD is presented in widescreen (aspect ratio 2.35:1) with Dolby 5.1 Surround and French and Spanish Mono and subtitles in Spanish. Bonus features include:

- Audio Commentary By Star Shirley Jones and Documentary Filmmaker Nick Redman

- Exclusive Isolated Musical Score

- SINGALONG Karaoke Subtitles

- Bonus Film: 1934 French classic LILIOM, Directed by Fritz Lang, Starring Charles Boyer, and

Based On The Same Play That Inspired CAROUSEL

- Turns On The Carousel Featurette

- Vintage Stage Excerpts - The "If I Loved You" Extended Sequence With Original Broadway Stars - John Raitt and Jan Clayton

- Stills and Audio From Deleted Numbers:

- "You're A Queer One Julie Jordan" Performed by Barbara Ruick & Shirley Jones

- "Blow High, Blow Low" Performed by Cameron Michael And Chorus

- Fox Movietone News: "Carousel Opens At NY and Hollywood In Cinemascope® 55"

- Original Theatrical Trailer

- Behind-The-Scenes Still Gallery

THE KING AND I two-disc 50th Anniversary Edition DVD is presented in letterboxed widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.55:1) with English Dolby 5.1 Surround and French and Spanish Mono with subtitles in Spanish. Bonus features include:

- Audio Commentary By Film Scholar Richard Barrios and Musical Theater Historian Michael Portantiere

- Exclusive Isolated Musical Score

- SINGALONG Karaoke Subtitles

- Anna and The King TV Pilot With Commentary By Actress Samantha Eggar

- Six Featurettes: Something Wonderful: The Story of The King And I; The Kings of Broadway; The - King and I Stage Version; The King of the Big Screen;

- The King And I The Royal Archives; Restoring Cinemascope® 55

- Vintage Stage Excerpts: Songs "Getting To Know You" & "A Puzzlement" Performed By Broadway - Stars Patricia Morison and Yul Brynner

- Stills And Audio From Deleted Number: "Shall I Tell You What I Think Of You?" performed by Deborah Kerr and Marni Nixon

- Fox Movietone News Including Charity Premiere and Yul Brynner Oscar® Clip

The SOUTH PACIFIC Collector's Edition two-DVD set is presented in widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.35:1) with Dolby English 5.1 Surround and French and Spanish mono sound with subtitles in Spanish. Bonus materials include:

- Audio Commentary By Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization President Ted Chapin and Musical Theater Writer Gerard Alessandrini

- SINGALONG Karaoke Subtitles

- Extended "Road Show" Version of South Pacific

- Commentary By Film Historian Richard Barrios

- Exclusive Featurette: "Making of South Pacific"

- Diane Sawyer Takes James Michener Back To The Islands Where His Tales Of The South Pacific Were Born

- Vintage Stage Excerpts: "Some Enchanted Evening" and "A Wonderful Guy" Performed By Original Broadway Stars Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza

- Fox Movietone News: South Pacific On The Screen - A Perfect Hit, State Department Confers High Honor On South Pacific

- Mitzi Gaynor Screen Test

- Original Theatrical Trailer

The STATE FAIR two-disc 60th Anniversary Edition DVD features both the Oscar® winning original 1945 movie musical starring Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews and Dick Haymes as well as - for the first time ever on DVD -- the 1962 remake with an all-star cast led by Pat Boone, Bobby Darin and Ann-Margret. The movies are presented in their original aspect ratios (1.33:1and 2.35:1, respectively); audio on the 1962 version is remastered in English 4.0 Dolby Surround while the 1945 version is available in both English stereo and English mono; both films feature English and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include:

- 1945 Movie Musical With Commentary By Film Historian Richard Barrios And Tom Briggs, Co-Author Of The Broadway Musical Version Of STATE FAIR

- 1962 Theatrical Film With Commentary By Pat Boone

- 1976 Television Pilot For STATE FAIR

- "From Page, To Screen, To Stage," A Making-Of Featurette

- Vintage Stage Excerpt: "It Might as Well Be Spring" Performed By Mary Martin

- Behind-The-Scenes Still Galleries

- Original theatrical trailers

The OKLAHOMA! 50th Anniversary Edition two-disc set presents the definitive experience of this Oscar® winning 1955 musical classic with an extensive array of bonus materials including:

- Ultra-Widescreen Cinemascope Presentation (2.55:1 Aspect Ratio) As Shown In Theaters In 1955

- Widescreen Todd AO Presentation, (2.20:1 Aspect Ratio) Commonly Referred To As The "Roadshow" Version

- Commentary On The Cinemascope Presentation by Ted Chapin, President of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, and Hugh Fordin, Film Historian And Hammerstein Biographer

- Commentary On The Todd AO Presentation By Star Shirley Jones And Film Historian Nick Redman

- SINGALONG Karaoke Subtitles in English and Spanish

- "Cinemascope vs. Todd AO" featurette On The Various Filming And Projection Methods Used To Create The Theatrical Experience Of OKLAHOMA!

- Vintage Stage Excerpts of "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," and "People Will Say We're In Love" With Stage Stars Florence Henderson And Gordon MacRae

- Photo Galleries From Behind The Scenes

- Theatrical Trailers And Teasers

- Lobby Cards and One-Sheets

THE SOUND OF MUSIC two-disc 40th Anniversary Edition DVD brings together the entire cast for the first time in 20 years to mark this important celebration with new memories of the making of this timeless family classic. The state-of-the-art DVD is presented in a widescreen format and features English 5.0 Surround, as well as Spanish Mono and French Surround sound and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include:

- A Special Anniversary Introduction By Julie Andrews

- Commentary By Robert Wise Taken From The Original Laserdisc

- Commentary By Julie Andrews And Christopher Plummer

- SINGALONG Karaoke Subtitles in English, French and Spanish

- My Favorite Things: Julie Andrews Remembers Featurette

- Julie Andrews And Christopher Plummer: A Reminiscence Featurette

- On Location With The Sound Of Music Featurette

- From Liesl To Gretl: A 40th Anniversary Reunion Featurette

- When You Know The Notes To Sing - The Sing-A-Long-Sound Of Music Phenomenon Is A Worldwide Event, But No Place Does It Quite Like The Hollywood Bow

- The 1998 A&E Biography: The von Trapp Family: Harmony & Discord

- Storyboard Gallery

- Behind-The-Scenes Photos

- Lobby Cards, One-Sheets, Trailers And TV Spots

CAROUSEL was voted "Best musical of the 20th Century" by Time Magazine. Filmed on location in a beautiful New England seaside village, CAROUSEL stars Gordon MacRae as Billy Bigelow, a smooth-talking carny man who falls in love with a millworker (Shirley Jones). Tragedy strikes these star-crossed lovers, though, and their journey is not easy. How Billy makes his way to Heaven and back again, providing love and solace to his wife and daughter, and redemption for himself, is the story of one of the most unique and powerfully uplifting musicals ever written. With a score that includes "If I Loved You," and "You'll Never Walk Alone," little wonder that it was composer Richard Rodgers' personal favorite.

Winner of six Academy Awards® including Yul Brynner's performance, THE KING AND I features an unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein score and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins. It tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam in the 1860s as schoolteacher to the royal court. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner), over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another.

Set in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900s, the joyous celebration of frontier life - OKLAHOMA! - is a story of tender romance and dangerous passion. Gordon MacRae is Curly, a sunny, good-natured ranch hand, and Shirley Jones is Laurey Williams, the farmer's daughter he loves. Rod Steiger is the menacing Jud, who tries to come between them. The first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration, this Academy Award® winner features the classic songs "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and "People Will Say We're In Love."

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Academy Award® winning SOUTH PACIFIC is a towering musical masterpiece and the tender love story of a naive young Navy nurse (Mitzi Gaynor) and an older French plantation owner (Rossano Brazzi) on a U.S. occupied South Sea island. The breathtaking score is highlighted by some of the most romantic songs ever written, including "Some Enchanted Evening," "There is Nothin' Like a Dame," "Younger Than Springtime" and more. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize® winning novel "Tales Of The South Pacific," SOUTH PACIFIC ranks among the most celebrated of Rodgers and Hammerstein's acclaimed musicals.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's only score written expressly for the screen, STATE FAIR follows an Iowa family's adventures at the fair and stars Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews and Dick Haymes in the original 1945 version of the movie and Pat Boone, Bobby Darin and Ann-Marget in the 1962 remake.

Share the magical, heartwarming true-life story that has become the most popular family film of all time - Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, the spirited young woman who leaves the convent to become governess to the seven children of Captain von Trapp, an autocratic widower whose strict household rules leave no room for music and merriment.

Technical Specs:

THE KING AND I 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION:

- Run Time: 128 minutes

- Rating: G

- CC: Yes

CAROUSEL 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION:

- Run Time: 150 minutes

- Rating: G

- CC: Yes

SOUTH PACIFIC COLLECTOR'S EDITION:

- Run Time: 151 minutes

- Rating: NR

- CC: Yes

THE SOUND OF MUSIC 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION:

- Run Time: 175 minutes

- Rating: G

- CC: Yes

OKLAHOMA! 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION:

- Run Time: 145 minutes

- Rating: G

- CC: Yes

STATE FAIR 60th ANNIVERSARY EDITION:

- Run Time: 100 minutes

- Rating: G

- CC: Yes

Evan Jacobs