Wizard of Oz

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The Wizard of Oz should only be seen while listening to the Dark Side of The Moon. Start to play the Wizard of Oz and on the second lion roar at the very beginning of the tape or dvd start to play dark side! then kick back and be amazed! you will see some stuff that will give you goose bumps and never look at the Wizard of Oz in the same way! Have fun!

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You've never seen 'The Wizard of Oz' like this before. The color is gorgeous and the sound is incredible. Not only do you get the movie, there is a TON of extra footage: newsreel clips, cartoon clips, galleries, trailers, footage from the Academy Awards, a one hour documentary about the making of the film, a one hour promotional radio show, and hours of recording session material. You MUST own this DVD.

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Dark Side of Oz

by Mjw@iex.net on 10/18/1999

The Wizard of Oz should only be seen while listening to the Dark Side of The Moon. Start to play the Wizard of Oz and on the second lion roar at the very beginning of the tape or dvd start to play dark side! then kick back and be amazed! you will see some stuff that will give you goose bumps and never look at the Wizard of Oz in the same way! Have fun! Read More

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A Must For All Oz Fans

by AGarlandFan@cs.com on 2/6/2000

You've never seen 'The Wizard of Oz' like this before. The color is gorgeous and the sound is incredible. Not only do you get the movie, there is a TON of extra footage: newsreel clips, cartoon clips, galleries, trailers, footage from the Academy Awards, a one hour documentary about the making of the film, a one hour promotional radio show, and hours of recording session material. You MUST own this DVD. Read More

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Product Overview

There's no place like home and no movie like this one. From generation to generation, The Wizard Of Oz brings us together--kids, grown-ups, families, friends. The dazzling land of Oz, a dream-come-true world of enchanted forests, dancing scarecrows and singing lions, wraps us in its magic with one great song-filled adventure after another. Based on L. Frank Baum's treasured book series, The Wizard Of Oz was judged the best family film of all time by the American Film Institute. And this never-before-seen restoration looks and sounds better than ever. We invite you to embark for the Emerald City on the most famous road in movie history. Dorothy (Judy Garland), Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), Tin Woodman (Jack Haley) and Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) await you...

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40115161
UPC 012569512320
UPC 14 00012569512320
Format DVD
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
Bert Lahr - Actor
Jack Haley - Actor
Judy Garland - Actor
Ray Bolger - Actor
L. Frank Baum - Based on Novel By
Adrian - Costume Designer
Victor Fleming - Director
Harold Rosson - Director of Photography
Blanche Sewell - Editor
Harold Arlen, et al. - Musical Score
Mervyn LeRoy - Producer
Edgar Allan Woolf - Screenplay
Florence Ryerson - Screenplay
Noel Langley - Screenplay
Technical Info
Catalog ID 65123
UPC 00012569512320
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 101 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
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
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Giant is just that, a movie of huge scale and grandeur in which cattleman Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson), his society-gilded wife Leslie (Elizabeth Taylor), wrangler-turned-oil-baron Jett Rink (James Dean in his final film role) and three generations of land-rich Texas sons and daughters love, swagger, connive and clash in a saga of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly-rich oil tycoons. With its picture and soundtrack vividly restored for its 40th anniversary, Giant is one of the most enduring achievements of director George Stevens (Gunga Din, Swing Time, A Place In The Sun, Shane, The Diary Of Anne Frank), who won his second Academy Award for this movie. Hudson, Dean and Mercedes McCambridge earned three of the nine other Oscar nominations bestowed on this adaptation of Edna Ferber's legendary bestseller. Added attractions: Newsreel and introduction by George Stevens, Jr., as well as the original and reissued theatrical trailers, behind-the-scenes documentaries, Hollywood premiere featurette and New York premiere TV special.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 0
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review A genuine American classic, based on L. Frank Baum's story of a Kansas girl who goes ``Over the Rainbow'' to a land of colorful characters and spirited adventure. A perfect cast in the perfect fantasy, with Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg's unforgettable score. Just as good the fifteenth time as it is the first time.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Leonard Maltin
ReviewRating 0
Features
DVD, Outtakes, No Longer Produced
Quotes
Leonard Maltin Just as good the fifteenth time as it is the first time.
Roger Ebert The Wizard of Oz has a wonderful surface of comedy and music, special effects and excitement...
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