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Wizard of Oz/Gone with the Wind 70th


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#1 of 30 Greg_M

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Posted December 15 2008 - 12:40 PM

Round 12? how many times has "Oz" been re-released?

Amazon has art work up for both the standard and Blu Ray releases of "The Wizard of OZ' and "Gone With the Wind" both to come in deluxe packaging - like the recent "I am Legend" set - no release date is set yet. Both celebrating their 70TH Anniversary in 2009

#2 of 30 Brandon Conway

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Posted December 15 2008 - 01:04 PM

I'll upgrade to BD. Posted Image

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#3 of 30 Richard--W

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Posted December 15 2008 - 02:17 PM

I can't wait to see Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind on Blu-ray. That much is good news.

Are these newly remastered? by a different personage than before? Is there any indication that the willful, destructive, and highly subjective color alterations imposed on the previous box-sets have been corrected?

#4 of 30 Andrew Budgell

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Posted December 15 2008 - 03:39 PM

I'm interested to see what additional special features these will have. There isn't much more they could do, but off the top of my head it would be great to have some of those GWTW screen tests available in full.

#5 of 30 Mike*HTF

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Posted December 15 2008 - 03:49 PM

I think the burning of Atlanta would be something to see in high-definition.

#6 of 30 Andrew Budgell

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Posted December 15 2008 - 04:10 PM

Here's the artwork...

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And just think...we'll only have to wait a mere five years to see what Warners does for the 75th!! ;-)

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Posted December 15 2008 - 04:25 PM

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#8 of 30 MatthewA

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Posted December 15 2008 - 07:01 PM

Hopefully the BDs are the last time I have to buy either of these titles.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I will not support anything your company produces until then.


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Posted December 15 2008 - 09:22 PM

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Hopefully the BDs are the last time I have to buy either of these titles.
You and me, both. Off the top of my head, I think this will be my fourth purchase of "The Wizard of Oz" on DVD/Blu-ray.






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#10 of 30 Matt Hough

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Posted December 16 2008 - 01:12 AM

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You and me, both. Off the top of my head, I think this will be my fourth purchase of "The Wizard of Oz" on DVD/Blu-ray.






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For me as well and also the big ULTIMATE OZ laserdisc box, and two VHS releases. I love the film, but enough is enough!

#11 of 30 Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted December 16 2008 - 03:39 AM

There will never be an ultimate edition of oz, unless they include the alternate Pink Floyd soundtrack !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#12 of 30 Brian Borst

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Posted December 16 2008 - 07:09 AM

As if that will ever happen Posted Image. Led Zeppelin didn't want Stairway to Heaven to be used in Almost Famous, so Pink Floyd is never going to let a studio use an entire album just as a bonus feature. It would cost an enormous amount, I think.
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#13 of 30 MatthewA

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Posted December 16 2008 - 07:18 AM

I can live without the Pink Floyd album. I actually saw the two synced up in a movie theater that ran it off of a DVD dub of a dub of a dub of a VHS tape. It was an excruciating experience, and it cured me of any desire to listen to Pink Floyd ever again.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I will not support anything your company produces until then.


#14 of 30 Lord Dalek

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Posted December 16 2008 - 07:25 AM

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As if that will ever happen Posted Image. Led Zeppelin didn't want Stairway to Heaven to be used in Almost Famous, so Pink Floyd is never going to let a studio use an entire album just as a bonus feature. It would cost an enormous amount, I think.
But it's great to dream, I guess Posted Image.
Well they did allow TCM to broadcast the film back in 2000 with Dark Side of the Moon as a SAP track so its not completely impossible.

#15 of 30 Charles Ellis

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Posted December 16 2008 - 07:28 AM

OK- just what new extras will these releases have that the last ones didn't? If it's basically the same stuff as before, no thank you. I already have the OZ 3-disc set, and the GWTW 4-disc set. If stuff is created for additional discs, I'll change my mind. Details, anyone?
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#16 of 30 Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted December 16 2008 - 07:29 AM

I thought everyone could tell I was joking about the pink floyd thing.Ive experienced some of this on you tube , it was terrible .
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#17 of 30 Brian Borst

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Posted December 16 2008 - 08:43 AM

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Well they did allow TCM to broadcast the film back in 2000 with Dark Side of the Moon as a SAP track so its not completely impossible.

Really? I'd want to see that.

And Tony, we do know, but it's a great discussion subject, nonetheless. I've also seen bits of it on YouTube, and it didn't totally convince me either. I'd like to do it properly, but my copy of WoO is in PAL, so it's not going to sync very well.
Now 'Echoes' and 'Jupiter Beyond the Infinite' from 2001: A Space Odyssey work together extremely well, down to the length of the sequence and the song. It's a good experience (again, look on YouTube).
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#18 of 30 Xenia Stathakopoulou

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Posted December 16 2008 - 10:49 AM

Well, the only part thats kind of hilarious is when Dorothy enters oz, and they have the money song playing,lol !!!!!!!
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Posted December 16 2008 - 08:42 PM

OK, thats it-Im stopping at iteration #10 of WOZ
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Posted December 16 2008 - 11:02 PM

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I'm all over these...adding to the list of first BDs I'll buy when I finally get a player. Glad I didn't upgrade before because I almost did on both these several times.
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