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Wizard Of Oz Special Edition (2 Disc)

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"Classic fun for all the family!"
5 stars"

The adventures of Dorothy, the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow are 70 years old! But they still have a vibrancy and catchiness that will hook viewers young or old. Full of song and dance numbers, the movie takes you through a range of emotions from horror (mild), to excitement, disappointment and finally relief with plenty of laughter along the way.

The action begins in Depression era Kansas where 12 year old Dorothy dreams of a better life away from the bleak farming life. Within a few minutes of the movie opening she is magically transported to another colourful land where the adventures begin. Along the way Dorothy helps the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow believe in themselves while defeating the evil witch and finally realising that her real life is not all that bad.

I would recommend The Wizard of Oz as an antidote to the modern day formulaic children's movies.

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Description

The Wizard of Oz received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture,
and captured two Oscars® - Best Song (“Over the Rainbow”) and Best Original Score --
plus a special award for Outstanding Juvenile Performance by Judy Garland.
The Wizard of Oz was an overwhelming popular and critical success upon its initial
release and repeated its ability to captivate audiences when MGM reissued the film in
1949 and 1955. The film made a new kind of history with its network television premiere in 1956 on CBS. Nearly 45 million people tuned in for this initial telecast, marking the beginning of a tradition. Ever since, The Wizard of Oz has been shown virtually annually on network (and then cable) television; its magical story and heartfelt performances have enabled it to grow from a perennial classic to its current status as a treasured icon of popular culture.

Special Features:
  • Disc 1:
    • New 2005 “Ultra Resolution” digital master from restored film elements
    • New commentary by historian John Fricke with selected archival audio comments
    • by Barbara Freed-Saltzman (daughter of Arthur Freed), Margaret Hamilton, Ray
    • Bolger, Jack Haley, Ken Darby (orchestral and vocal arranger), John Lahr (son of
    • Bert Lahr), Jane Lahr (daughter of Bert Lahr), Hamilton Meserve (son of Margaret
    • Hamilton), William Tuttle (make- up artist), Buddy Ebsen, Mervyn LeRoy, John
    • Lee Mahin and Jerry Maren
    • Prettier Than Ever: The Restoration of Oz
    • We Haven’t Really Met Properly…supporting cast profile gallery, narrated by
    • Angela Lansbury
    • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz storybook, read by Angela Lansbury
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack
    • Original mono and music-and-effects-only audio tracks
    • Languages: English (Both Dolby 5.1 & original mono) & French
    • Subtitles: English, French and Spanish (feature film only)
  • Disc 2:
    • Documentaries on the movie’s creation and impact
      • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic hosted by
      • Angela Lansbury and Memories of Oz -- two original TV specials
      • All-New: The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz,
      • Because of the Wonderful Things it Does: The Legacy of Oz
    • Harold Arlen’s on-set home videos
    • Outtakes and deleted scenes
    • It’s a Twister! It’s a Twister! The tornado special effects tests
    • Vintage vault featurettes
    • Extensive stills gallery
    • More than six hours of audio -only treasures, including an "Oz jukebox" of
    • recording session materials, radio shows and promos
    • Off to See the Wizard
    • Theatrical trailer gallery
Re-released on
March 15th, 2007
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Special Edition
Brand
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Director
Language
English, French
Length (Minutes)
198
Studio
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 2.0
UPC
9325336026700
All-time sales rank
Top 1000
Product ID
1477284

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