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The Wizard of Oz (Gift set) (1939)

Judy Garland , Frank Morgan , King Vidor , Mervyn LeRoy  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,628 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley
  • Directors: King Vidor, Mervyn LeRoy, Richard Thorpe, Victor Fleming
  • Writers: Bert Lahr, Arthur Freed, E.Y. Harburg, Edgar Allan Woolf
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 19, 1999
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,628 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00000JS64
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #379,205 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Wizard of Oz (Gift set)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • The DVD Deluxe Edition is Packaged in a Deluxe Gift Box and Includes: Reproduction of the original script, Rare still photos, Color theatrical poster reproductions
  • Behind-the-scenes documentary: "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic," hosted by Angela Lansbury
  • Outtakes, including the rarely seen "Jitterbug" dance, plus Interviews with Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger & Jack Haley & Portrait gallery, special effects stills, and stills from the Hollywood premiere, Original sketches and storyboards, costume designs and make-up tests
  • Excerpts from previous versions of "Oz," including the 1914 and 1925 silent films and the 1933 cartoon version, and 5 rarely seen trailers and newsreel excerpts
  • Audio Supplements: Hours of original recording session material, and 2 audio bonuses--1939 radio broadcast with the first-ever public performance of "Over the Rainbow," and the promotional radio trailer "Leo is on the Air"

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Additional Features

This deluxe gift pack edition includes a script reproduction, still photos, and reproduced theatrical posters.

Product Description

When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog Toto, to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of oz. Wishing to return, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives.

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1,013 of 1,076 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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818 of 893 people found the following review helpful
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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374 of 417 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2009 two, four and blu-ray version contents: August 5, 2009
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Family time!
I bought this for my young kids so they can know this timeless story. We all know it's a great movie to watch.
Published 10 hours ago by Amy
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a good movie that I like to watch and I want to watch it again!
It's a good movie that I like to watch and I want to watch it again! My favorite part was when Dorothy got home.
Published 20 hours ago by Kevin
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic... IN 3D!
Nothing to say, It's Oz! One of the best movies EVER! I do feel they could have gone a little further with the 3D effects, but it's tough to change such a classic film, and it's so... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Jason Virginia
4.0 out of 5 stars The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary limited collection
Perfect gift for the Wizard of Oz collector.
I bought it for my Daughter and she was thrilled. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Karen Branin
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wizard of Oz
This is a wonderful piece of movie history that we are able to pass along to our children. So much fun to watch this at home with the kids.
Published 2 days ago by Leslie Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars great gift
I got this for my co worker and she is an avid collector of all things wizard of oz. She absolutely loved it!
Published 3 days ago by Kc3po
1.0 out of 5 stars Incompatible
Doesn't work on my blu-ray player. They might as well have sold me a piece of rotten cabbage. $25 down the drain.
Published 5 days ago by Curtiss L. Maddox
5.0 out of 5 stars movie
my old VHS finally broke and my kids love this movie. Bought it for the grandkids to enjoy
received the movie in 2 days and in great shape
Published 6 days ago by R. Oppor
5.0 out of 5 stars "I don't think there's anything in that black bag for me"...
....but PLENTY in this "Wizard of Oz" gift set to enjoy your own trip down the yellow brick road...a timeless classic-and though I've seen it countless times, I find it a true joy... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Jeffrey A Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars A story for all children of all time
I bought this out of nostalgia for the fun of watching it again and again. It doesn't seem to be available on Netflix or Hulu Plus, so that was a good enough reason to buy it.
Published 6 days ago by Mike
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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
Oct 2, 2009 by JGC |  See all 19 posts
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 10 posts
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