Warner Bros. will bring a 3D version of The Wizard of Oz to theaters for a one-week run in IMAX theaters starting September 20. We reported last October that the studio was converting its 1939 classic to 3D, as a part of their 90th Anniversary celebration. In addition, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing a 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray 3D edition on October 1. Check out the artwork for this boxed set, then read on for more information.
The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray
The Wizard of Oz has been fully restored, which the studio was working on for months before showing a print to IMAX. Here's what IMAX chairman Greg Foster had to say about picture and sound quality.
"The sound was exceptional, the sharpness was exceptional. But it's the color that stands out. What they could do is truly amazing, maybe what people felt when they first saw it."
The theatrical run will be spread over IMAX's 400 theaters, including those in museums. There will be an international release, but details have not been finalized as of yet. As for The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray 3D, the five-disc set will include Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and UltraViolet versions of the movie, along with a new making-of documentary and other bonus features. Stay tuned for more details regarding The Wizard of Oz 3D conversion and the upcoming Blu-ray 3D set.