Warner Details 'Wizard of Oz' Blu-ray

Posted Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 08:00 AM PDT by

Warner is rolling out the yellow brick road for the Blu-ray release of the timeless classic 'The Wizard of Oz: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition' this September.

On September 29, Warner Home Video's 'The Wizard of Oz' will be available for the first time in high-definition. The film has been meticulously restored from the original negatives in 8K resolution and remastered at 4K for the ultimate in quality.

The two-disc set will present the film in limited edition numbered packaging and will include 1080p/VC-1 video, Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio, and a whole Munchkin Land of bonus features.

Some of the highlights include: The Dreamer of Oz (1990 NBC TV movie with John Ritter and Annette O'Toole), Victor Fleming, Master Craftsmen (documentary about the Hollywood director), Hollywood Celebrates Its Biggest Little Stars (featurette on seven of the original munchkins), The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914 silent film), The Patchwork Girl of Oz (another 1914 silent film), Sing-a-long track, Reproductions of Archival Material, Behind the Curtain (a 52-page miniature coffee-table book of unpublished material, photographs, memos, script pages, and more), exclusive Wizard of Oz Watch (a collectible numbered 70th anniversary watch with genuine crystals), digital copy, and much more. Click here to check out the list.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $84.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Wizard of Oz: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition’ linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 29.

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