The problem with the new 4k Blu-ray of The Wizard of Oz, if there is one, is that the previous HD Blu-ray was as good as it was.
And because of that, and the myriad of previous releases, whether one ponies up for the new 4k will probably revolve around whether one has the Blu-ray, or the 3D release, or is a blatant 4k fan.
Is there a difference in overall resolution between the Blu-ray and the 4k?
It’s obvious, when examining details such as Judy Garland’s freckles when during her first color close-up.
Will it make a difference to the casual viewer?
I think not.
I certainly appreciate it, along with the more natural appearance to grain.
Blacks are a bit blacker.
Colors a bit more vibrant.
It’s all good.
If one never bought a copy of WoZ, this is certainly the way to go, but it’s not the film to sell 4k hardware.
It all comes down to personal desires.
I happen to love the look, but it may not be for everyone.
Image – 5 (Dolby Vision)
Audio – 5 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Pass / Fail – Pass
Upgrade from Blu-ray – Depends
Extremely Highly Recommended