I can't wait to see this on Tuesday evening on my JVC RS-50 3d projector, on my 159" screen. I wasn't born until 1962 in a small town, so I was not privy to the large city theaters....so watching all of these classics on Blu-ray at home is a dream come true, it is like watching all of these wonderful films for the first time.
I agree with you Mr. Harris, I do not agree with colorization or changing a film in any way, but I am very intrigued by the 3D version of The Wizard of Oz! Unfortunately I live 3 l/2 hours away from an Imax so I didn't see it there, which would have been a thrill on that big screen.
My favorite movie of all time is The Sound of Music. I am hoping that 20th Century Fox has taken note of what Warner did with The Wizard of Oz, and will release a 3D version of The Sound of Music for its 50th anniversary in 2015. Now as I said, I do not usually go for conversions, but when I think about the way The Sound of Music was filmed, with it's gorgeous scenery, I would say if any classic in the Fox library is worthy of a 3D conversion, and one that would probably get people to the theater to see it, it would be The Sound of Music. Imax would simply be a dream! No sing-a-long please!
I can see in my mind the 3D of the opening scene when the camera closes in on Julie for the first time, this would be a celebratory experience for me in 3D! I've seen the movie in 2D 258 times (and counting).
I Just hope Fox corrects the color and rids the transfer of the oversaturation of yellow and brown. In reading several books, including 2 JUlie Andrews biographies, and in several interviews over the years, she has stated that she was shocked to see her hair when it was dyed BLONDE for the film! That's the way it was on the previous 40th anniversary DVD. Her hair was never red as it is on the new Blu-ray. The Blu-ray transfer is a complete gem (including the amazing transfer of the 6-track master for the first time) aside from the color errors. I've seen the film in 70mm and in theaters many times, and I never saw this strong brown tone before.