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Victor Fleming’s beloved classic “The Wizard of Oz” returns for its 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition with the film being offered up on Blu-ray 3D for the very first time. Which is cool if you have Blu-ray 3D. I don’t, so I don’t really know. Don’t worry, though, the collector’s edition also comes with the film on ordinary Blu-ray. (I never thought I’d ever say that!)
In this charming film based on the popular L.Frank Baum novel, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado’s path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she encounters some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage.
The re-release is also available on a “The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Limited Collector’s Edition”, which is a giant collector’s package including books and whatnot. It also goes for three times the price tag of the regular “Collector’s Edition”.
The 75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition comes in a 2-disc collection with over 2 hours of bonus content, including the all-new feature-length documentary “The Making of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, which explores the production and the impact of the classic. Since everyone pretty much knows the story of Dorothy and her Oz trip, I would say that the film has had a huge impact since its release in 1939.
Other bonus contents on the remastered disc also includes audio commentary by historian John Fricke, along with the film’s cast and crew reminiscing about the movie. There’s also a sing-along feature.