According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Home Video is preparing a lavish special edition of The Wizard of Oz for release Oct. 25, the studio said Wednesday.
The classic 1939 film will be available both as a two-disc special edition and as a three-disc collector's edition that comes with an additional disc of bonus material, including a new documentary about Oz author L. Frank Baum.
Oz was released on DVD in October 1999 as a single disc. Both versions of the upcoming Oz DVD release will include a new digital transfer of the original movie using Warner's proprietary Ultra-Resolution technology. The soundtrack has been remastered as well. Special features include a new commentary from historian John Fricke; four documentaries, including one on the restoration process; outtakes and deleted scenes; home movies made on the Oz set by composer Harold Arlen; and an Oz Jukebox of recording session materials, radio shows and promo spots.