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The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] (1939)

Judy Garland  |  G |  Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,115 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Judy Garland
  • Format: AC-3, Box set, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered, Subtitled, Limited Collector's Edition
  • Language: Portuguese (Dolby Digital 1.0), German (Dolby Digital 1.0), English (Dolby Digital 1.0), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1), Italian (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 1.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,115 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000Q66J1W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,237 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

The movie in 1080p picture and Dolby TrueHD sound

Ultimate Collector's Edition:

  • Limited-edition 70th-anniversary watch
  • Original 1939 campaign book reproduction
  • Behind the Curtain of Production 1060: 52-page commemorative book
  • Replica of original movie budget
All-new singalong feature (requires BD-Live or BonusView-enabled Blu-ray player)

Extras featuring the life and times of original author L. Frank Baum and early-screen adaptations of the Oz books, the original Baum silent The Patchwork Girl of Oz, and the complete The Magic Cloak of Oz

Nearly four hours of extras new to this collection, including a documentary profile of director Victor Fleming, the TV movie special The Dreamer of Oz, and the 2007 Hollywood Walk of Fame salute to the Munchkins

MGM: When the Lion Roars bonus movie (standard DVD)


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

In this charming film based on the popular L.Frank Baum novel, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she encounters some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage.

Amazon.com

When it was released during Hollywood's golden year of 1939, The Wizard of Oz didn't start out as the perennial classic it has since become. The film did respectable business, but it wasn't until its debut on television that this family favorite saw its popularity soar. And while Oz's TV broadcasts are now controlled by media mogul Ted Turner (who owns the rights), the advent of home video has made this lively musical a mainstay in the staple diet of great American films. Young Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland), her dog, Toto, and her three companions on the yellow brick road to Oz--the Tin Man (Jack Haley), the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr), and the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger)--have become pop-culture icons and central figures in the legacy of fantasy for children. As the Wicked Witch who covets Dorothy's enchanted ruby slippers, Margaret Hamilton has had the singular honor of scaring the wits out of children for more than six decades. The film's still as fresh, frightening, and funny as it was when first released. It may take some liberal detours from the original story by L. Frank Baum, but it's loyal to the Baum legacy while charting its own course as a spectacular film. Shot in glorious Technicolor, befitting its dynamic production design (Munchkinland alone is a psychedelic explosion of color and decor), The Wizard of Oz may not appeal to every taste as the years go by, but it's required viewing for kids of all ages. --Jeff Shannon


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1,063 of 1,131 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An OZ-some DVD Experience December 12, 1999
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Like most baby boomers, I've watched this film dozens of times in the past on broadcast TV, then VHS tape, then LaserDisc ... but I had never actually SEEN "The Wizard of Oz" until this newly restored DVD came out. It's an amazing transfer. The sepia-tone Kansas sequences are startlingly sharp and clear, and the Technicolored world "Over the Rainbow" is truly dazzling. I found myself fascinated by details I had never noticed before: the glittering corn stalks in the Scarecrow's field; the mirror-like floors of the Emerald City; the polished buttons on the guardsmen's uniforms. Incredibly, even the individual grains of red sand in the Witch's hourglass stood out and glistened! All these minor-but-sumptuous visual details served to heighten the magical spell that the film has always woven, enhancing the performances, the story, and the music.
The DVD extras are a mind-boggling embarrassment of riches. The "Making Of" documentary hosted by the incomparable Angela Lansbury is worth the price of the DVD alone, but there's so much more: an international poster gallery, interviews with cast members, deleted scenes, production stills, radio clips, etc, etc. There's enough material to keep even the most casual viewer fascinated for hours, and a true Oz buff will be occupied for days!
If you only bought a DVD player to watch this one disc, it would well be worth the expense. Treat yourself, and fall in love with this classic film again ... for the first time.
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856 of 932 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I was just critized for foisting off the following review of the 3-disk DVD set as a review of the new Blu-ray. I didn't; Amazon did. As anyone who's been here for a while will notice, Amazon throws all DVD reviews into the same bucket, regardless of the edition. So don't blame me.

I just got the Blu-ray, and will have some comments on it at the end.

There's no need to discuss "The Wizard of Oz" itself, a classic among classics (though I'll have something to say about its "philosophy" later on). You probably want to know whether the UltraResolution transfer justifies the purchase.

It does. Oh, yes it does.

"The Wizard of Oz" has always looked good, one of the better Technicolor films. Unlike "Gone With the Wind", which was generally dark and desaturated, and which UltraResolution greatly improved, I didn't expect much enhancement for "Oz".

Was I ever wrong. I stared with my jaw hanging open. "Oz" is the best UltraResolution transfer by far -- and the others were not exactly chopped liver.

The improvement in detail and sharpness is startling, especially as the original prints did not seem obviously lacking in either. Even more amazing is the expansion of the tonal scale. Dark scenes (particularly those in the forest and outside the "witches" castle) are now filled with rich detail. Have you ever noticed how beautiful the Winkies' red, white, and gray uniforms are? I hadn't -- until now.

These enhancements combine produce the biggest improvement of all -- a major revelation of _texture_. The "feltiness" of many costumes is obvious. The burlap of the Scarecrow's face is now plainly visible, particularly in the close-up where he misstates the Pythagorean Theorem.
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126 of 142 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why it's not in Widescreen... November 2, 2005
Format:DVD
I've read a few negative reviews here complaining about this release because it's not in the widescreen format and wanted to explain why. This movie was originally released in 1939. Movies weren't shot in the widescreen format until the 1950s. Widescreen was a format used by Hollywood to combat a new form of entertainment that they feared would put them out of business...television. This is why television originally had the aspect ratio of 4:3, because it matched the aspect ratio of movies at the time. There was a "fake" widescreen version of the Wizard of Oz released in 1955, but it wasn't true widescreen, how could it be since the master prints are in the 4:3 aspect ratio? MGM simply cut the top and bottom of the picture to fit a widescreen format. Fortunately, this version hasn't seen the light of day since it's release in 1955.

Just wanted to clear that up for people wondering why there's no widescreen format.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite possibly the best DVD ever released. January 30, 2006
Format:DVD
Over the last few years, Warner Bros. has raised the bar for DVD treatments of classic films from their studio as well as MGM and RKO films owned by Turner Entertainment. In 2004, Warner Bros. released a 4-Disc Collector's Edition of Gone With The Wind, raising the bar even for themselves, as well as other studios. While some studios have failed to meet the high standards, Warner Bros. outdid themselves in 2005 with their two DVD reissues of The Wizard of Oz. When they announced the release of the 3-disc DVD, I became so excited for this DVD release. This movie makes me SO happy, and I thought it was time that it got a set like this.

If you don't want to spend all this money for this deluxe box set, the 2-Disc Special Edition is also a wonderful option. Although you lose the third disc, which we'll discuss in just a minute, and the wonderful print extras, if those don't matter much to you, it won't matter. All of the other wonderful bonuses from discs 1 and 2 are still there as well as the new pristine restoration.

However, I would now like to discuss the content of this beautiful 3-disc set.

Packaged in a gorgeous digipack with a slipcase holding the digipack and the two folders of print extras, you already know just by looking at the package that this will be a wonderful set.

Disc 1 contains the set's centerpiece - the movie, newly restored to pristine clear perfection in Warner Bros. revolutionary Ultra Resolution process. First, all color records are scanned at a high resolution and perfectly aligned for the clearest image ever. Then, one frame at a time, dirt, scratches, film tears, etc. are removed. Finally, color correction is done to make sure the colors pop out at you, but aren't overly saturated. The result is the best video edition EVER of Oz.
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The copy with the light-colored box was released in September 2009 and the green box came out in March 2010. The movie seems to be exactly the same print on both version, but the extras are what make the difference. To help you decide which is the best version for you, here are the specs for... Read More
Nov 28, 2010 by Hawkeye & Cora |  See all 5 posts
Disc 3: The Dreamer of Oz...lousy transfer!
Just an FYI, Warner Bros. Records (Madonna's label) and Warner Bros. Studios/Turner (the distributor of WoZ for the past several years) are 2 totally separate companies that do not have anything to do with one another. Warner Bros. Studios/Turner is under TimeWarner and the record label is a... Read More
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Amazon, please stop moving the DVD reviews to Blu-Ray releases
I was just wondering how people were raving about the quality of this release when it was just announced. I agree this is not just unhelpful, it's dishonest. Perhaps they should have general reviews about the movie, but specific reviews should stay with each specific product!
Mar 15, 2009 by Phredd |  See all 15 posts
$19.99 Blu-ray @ Walmart...
The sticker on the cover of the Wal-Mart Blu-ray states: "Over 2 Hours of All-New Bonus Content: Documentary on director Victor Fleming, Dreamer of OZ TV Special, and Munchkin featurette!" None of the above are included on the single $19.98 Blu-ray disc. I understand this material is on... Read More
Oct 6, 2009 by E. Hunter Hale |  See all 2 posts
OZ extra, 'The Dreamer of Oz' -- Blurred, fuzzy picture?
Thanks for this post. I tried watching 'Dreamer of Oz' for the first time yesterday and was gobsmacked at the blurriness. The fantasy sequence with the tin man is so bad, I actually wondered if this feature had been made in the old fashioned red/green 3D format). There's a constant ghosting... Read More
Jan 10, 2011 by rabbit |  See all 16 posts
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