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The Wizard of Oz - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

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Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Ray Bolger
Director: Victor Fleming
Plot Synopsis:

Adapted from L. Frank Baum's timeless children's tale about a Kansas girl's journey over the rainbow, The Wizard of Oz officially premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theater on August 15, 1939. The film was directed by Victor Fleming (who that same year directed Gone With the Wind), produced by Mervyn LeRoy, and scored by Herbert Stothart, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Ray Bolger appeared as the Scarecrow; Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman. Frank Morgan was seen in six different roles, including that of the "wonderful Wizard" himself. Dorothy was portrayed by a 4'11" sixteen year old girl who quickly earned her reputation as "the world's greatest entertainer"-- the incomparable Judy Garland.

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 film was an overwhelmingly popular and critical success upon its initial release and repeated its ability to captivate audiences when MGM reissued the film in 1949 and 1955.

Released to wide acclaim and recognition, and with a long-lasting legacy in the film world, The Wizard of Oz owns a place in multiple AFI lists, including: 100 Years… 100 Movies (#6); 100 Years… 100 Thrills (#43); 100 Years… 100 Heroes and Villains (#4); 100 Years… 100 Songs (#1); 100 Years… 100 Movie Quotes (#4); and Greatest Movie Musicals (#3).

In 1989 The Wizard of Oz was part of the inaugural group of films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.

Using state of the art technology, a new 8K 16bit scan of the original Technicolor camera negative became the basis for the 4K UHD scan. The process was overseen by MPI colorist Janet Wilson, who has overseen every remaster of The Wizard of Oz for the past 20 years.

The 4K Blu-ray disc of The Wizard of Oz will feature DOLBY VISION HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen — frame by frame.

4K BLU-RAY TECHNICAL SPECS:

  • BRAND NEW 8K 16-BIT SCAN OF THE ORIGINAL TECHNICOLOR CAMERA NEGATIVE
  • DOLBY VISION HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • Optional English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese, Complex Chinese, Castilian Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German SDH, Italian SDH, Japanese, Norwegian, and Swedish subtitles for the main feature

4K BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Commentary by John Fricke with Barbara Freed-Saltzman, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, John Lahr, Jane Lahr, Hamilton Meserve, Dona Massin, William Tuttle, Buddy Ebsen, Mervyn LeRoy and Jerry Maren.
  • 1990 CBS Special "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic."

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Commentary- Commentary by John Fricke with Barbara Freed-Saltzman, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, John Lahr, Jane Lahr, Hamilton Meserve, Dona Massin, William Tuttle, Buddy Ebsen, Mervyn LeRoy and Jerry Maren
  • The Making of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Storybook (narrated by Angela Lansbury)
  • We Haven't Really Met Properly…
    • We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Frank Morgan"
    • We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Ray Bolger"
    • We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Bert Lahr"
    • We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Jack Haley"
    • We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Billie Burke"
    • We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Margaret Hamilton"
    • We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Charley Grapewin"
    • We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Clara Blandick"
    • We Haven't Really Met Properly: "Terry"
  • Music & Effects Track
  • Original Mono Track
  • Sing Along Tracks
  • Audio Jukebox
  • Leo is on the Air Radio Promo
  • Good News of 1939 Radio Show
  • 12/25/1950 Lux Radio Broadcast
  • Stills Galleries
    • Oz on Broadway
    • Pre-MGM
    • Sketches and Storyboards
    • Richard Thorpe's Oz
    • Buddy Ebsen
    • Oz Comes to Life
    • Behind the Scenes
    • Portraits
    • Special Effects
    • Post Production
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Original Publicity
    • 8/15/1939 Hollywood Premiere
    • 8/17/1939 New York Premiere
    • 2/29/1940 Academy Awards® Ceremony
    • Oz Abroad
    • Oz Revivals
  • Trailers
  • Release Details
    Release Date: October 29th, 2019
    Movie Release Year: 1939
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Warner Brothers
  • Technical Specs
    Specs:
    4K/Blu-ray/Digital
    , Dolby Vision HDR10
    Video Resolution/Codec:2160p/HEVC H.265
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.33:1
    Audio Formats:TBA
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese, Complex Chinese, Castilian Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German SDH, Italian SDH, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish
    Special Features:
    Commentary by John Fricke with Barbara Freed-Saltzman, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, John Lahr, Jane Lahr, Hamilton Meserve, Dona Massin, William Tuttle, Buddy Ebsen, Mervyn LeRoy and Jerry Maren.
    1990 CBS Special “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic.”
    The Making of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Storybook (narrated by Angela Lansbury)
    We Haven’t Really Met Properly…
    Music & Effects Track
    Original Mono Track
    Sing Along Tracks
    Audio Jukebox
    Leo is on the Air Radio Promo
    Good News of 1939 Radio Show
    12/25/1950 Lux Radio Broadcast
    Still Galleries
    Trailers