Wizard of Oz-70th Anniversary

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Product Overview

An All-New Wizard of Oz With State of The Art Ultra-Resolution Picture Quality and Over 10 Hours of Bonus Extras.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 211279455
UPC 883929057344
UPC 14 00883929057344
Format DVD
Release Date 9/29/2009
Rating Rating
Keywords
Adventure
Classic
Essential Cinema
Family (General)
Fantasy
Friends
Jewels
Kids Adventure
Recommended
Witches And Wizards
Editors Note
Note Young Dorothy is bored of her gray life on a Kansas farm. When her house is whisked away by a tornado, it lands somewhere over the rainbow in a Technicolor world, and Dorothy knows she's not in Kansas anymore. This beloved, incomparable classic based on L. Frank Baum's turn-of-the-century novel is a musical and visual candy store. Dorothy's journey to find a way back to Kansas has permeated American culture and film for decades and remains one of the best musicals and children's stories ever filmed.
Plot Summary
Summary Judy Garland stars as Dorothy in a musical based on the classic children's book by L. Frank Baum. When Dorothy's neighbor, Miss Gulch, threatens to take away Dorothy's precious dog, Toto, Dorothy runs away from home. Attempting to return, she and her house are caught in a twister and blown to the garish, color-saturated Land of Oz. The house lands atop Oz's Wicked Witch of the East, killing her and making Dorothy an instant celebrity. The Wicked Witch of the West, the sister of the deceased witch, soon arrives and threatens revenge. Dorothy must escape from Oz by following the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City, where the great Wizard of Oz can help her return to Kansas. Along the way, Dorothy picks up some new friends--the heartless Tin Man, the brainless Scarecrow, and the courage-less Cowardly Lion, each of whom hopes that the Wizard can offer him what he lacks. The long journey to see the Wizard is filled with dangers and traps planted by the Wicked Witch of the West--as well as lots of phenomenal musical numbers. Filled with extravagant sets and costumes and 40 minutes of rambunctious song and dance routines, Dorothy's adventures in Oz are pure delight. The film deservedly holds a precious place in the hearts of millions.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "I'll get you, my pretty. And your little dog too!"--The Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton)
Quote "The great and powerful Oz has spoken!"--The Wizard of Oz (Frank Morgan)
Quote "Ding-dong, the witch is dead."--Munchkin song
Quote "There's no place like home."--Dorothy (Judy Garland)
Reviews
Chicago Sun-Times "...It somehow seems real and important in a way that most movies don't....The special effects are glorious in that old Hollywood way..." 12/22/1996 p.5
Entertainment Weekly "We love it...because of the wonderful things it does! Those songs! Those effects! That cinematography!..." 01/11/2002 p.25-6,"[It] proves as precious as Dorothy's ruby slippers....It's a journey every film buff should make." -- Grade: A 10/28/2005 p.66,Ranked #1 in Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten DVDs Of The Year -- "[T]he extras are filled with heart, brains, and, yes, even courage." 12/30/2005 p.124
Premiere "...THE WIZARD OF OZ's status as a cultural icon has only strengthened through the years..." 12/01/2003 p.5
Total Film "[The film] remains as entrancing as ever....So vibrant it's like watching the world being painted for the first time." 02/01/2004 p.120
New York Times "There may be no movie more deeply embedded in the subconscious of the baby boom generation than THE WIZARD OF OZ." 11/01/2005 p.E3
Rolling Stone Ranked #16 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "[A] dazzling digital reproduction of the original Technicolor." 12/01/2005 p.98
Directors
King Vidor
Victor Fleming
Actors
Billie Burke
Bert Lahr
Jack Haley
Margaret Hamilton
Cast & Crew
Billie Burke - Star
Bert Lahr - Star
Jack Haley - Star
Margaret Hamilton - Star
Charley Grapewin - Star
Ray Bolger - Star
Judy Garland - Star
Pat Walshe - Star
Frank Morgan - Star
Clara Blandick - Star
Mickey Carroll - Star
Robert W. Stringer - Composer
George Bassman - Composer
Noel Langley - Screenwriter
Harold Rosson - Director of Photography
Florence Ryerson - Screenwriter
Blanche Sewell - Editor
A. Arnold Gillespie - Special Effects
Adrian - Costume Designer
Edgar Allan Woolf - Screenwriter
George E. Stoll - Composer
Harold Arlen - Composer
Cedric Gibbons - Production Designer
Mervyn LeRoy - Producer
Busby Berkeley - Choreographer
Herbert Stothart - Composer
L. Frank Baum - Source Writer
Arthur Freed - Producer
King Vidor - Director
Victor Fleming - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1939
Catalog ID 1000089121
UPC 00883929057344
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 112 minutes
Color B&W and Color
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Awards
Name Herbert Stothart
Award Category Best Original Score
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1939
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Harold Arlen
Award Category Best Original Song
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1939
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name E. Y. Harburg
Award Category Best Original Song
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1939
Award Giver Academy Awards
Features
DVD, Special Edition
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