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


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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.

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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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Special Features

Disc 1
Movie Commentary by Historian John Fricke and Others
Archival, Making-of and Retrospective Featurettes
Harold Arlen’s Home Movies
Tornado Tests and Outtakes and Deleted Scenes
Extensive Stills
Theatrical Trailer Galleries Audio Vault (6 Hours +) Jukebox of Recording Session Materials, Radio Shows and Promos Off to See the Wizard TV Series Excerpt

Disc 2
All-New Documentary Victor Fleming: Master Craftsman TV Movie The Dreamer of Oz Starring John Ritter, Annette O’Toole and Rue McClanahan
Follow the Yellow Brick Road: The Munchkins’ Walk of Fame
7 Earlier Short-Subject/Feature-Film Screen Visualizations of Oz

Product Details

  • Actors: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Frank Morgan, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley
  • Directors: Victor Fleming
  • Format: Color, Limited Collector's Edition, Dubbed, Subtitled, Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Language: Portuguese (Digital ATRAC), German (Dolby Digital 1.0), Italian (Dolby Digital 1.0), English (Dolby Digital 1.0), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 1.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,762 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002HMDOAW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,217 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

Customer Reviews

I bought this movie for my 5 year old Grandson to watch and he loves it!
Sue Mitchell
I thought "We can watch it when ever we like and it will be just like when I was a kid".
L. Sax
The colors and details make a film viewed so, so many times, a joy to watch again.
Alan Axelrod

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,128 of 1,199 people found the following review helpful By J. Michael Click on 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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915 of 998 people found the following review helpful By William Sommerwerck VINE VOICE on October 30, 2005
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 to 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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415 of 470 people found the following review helpful By xxgrendelxx on August 5, 2009
Format: DVD
Completely irritated by the lack of info I raked up my own for your pleasure:

THE WIZARD OF OZ 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition (4-Disc DVD Set or 2-Disc Blu-ray Set)

Also available in 2-Disc DVD Special Edition
(or 1-Disc Blu-ray)(CONTENTS BELOW)

Warner Home Video celebrates the beloved classic with spectacular new DVD or Blu-ray version, September 29, featuring 16 hours of enhanced content (four of which are brand new) -- includes New Documentaries, Featurettes, a Sing-Along Track and Extraordinary Collectibles!

Burbank, CA -- It is difficult to imagine a motion picture more magical and more wonderful than Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's beloved and classic 1939 musical, The Wizard of Oz. Over the last seven decades, the film has indelibly woven itself into America's cultural consciousness: Is there anyone who doesn't immediately think of the film upon hearing the words, "Dorothy," "Toto," "Emerald City," "Ruby Slippers" and "Yellow Brick Road" -- or the lines to the song "Over the Rainbow?"

Now, the colorful characters and unforgettable songs of Oz come alive as never before when Warner Home Video brings this cinematic treasure into the digital age with the September 29 Blu-ray release of The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition. The commemorative edition contains nearly 4 hours of all-new and never-before-available bonus features and is housed in numbered collectible packaging, and will be available for a limited time only for $69.92 SRP (DVD) and $84.99 SRP (Blu-ray Hi-Def).

In order to bring all the visual splendor of The Wizard of Oz to the Hi-Def world of Blu-ray Disc, the film has been entirely remastered, with each of the original Technicolor camera negatives scanned using 8K resolution.
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