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GWTW and Wizard of OZ again in 2013

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Crawford, Jul 31, 2012.

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  1. Escapay

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    The restored Raintree County as a companion film, complete with extras? ;) I wouldn't mind an isolate score track, if the elements exist to create one. I'd also love to see Paulette Goddard's screen test in its entirety.
     
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    The isolated score track was released on the CAV laserdisc box set, and most of it was released on a Rhino soundtrack, so it definitely exists. I would like to see ALL the screen tests in their entirety.
     
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    Awesome! I wonder why it didn't make it to the DVD or Blu-Ray. And ditto to all the screen tests. I'm most interested in Goddard's mainly because I've been going through some of her films recently (and I still need to purchase the recently-released Diary of a Chambermaid) and wanting to see more of her. :)
     
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    Possibly, but you're not going to get the same blaze of publicity for the home release of OTGAP as the theatrical release. The home market is still very much an afterthought for the industry (if only by force of habit) - the advertising bucks all go to the theatrical run. Hopefully this shows WB is taking care and attention prepping a 3D edition of Wizard of Oz. They could just as easily have rushed the job to catch collateral publicity from OTGAP.
     
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    Actually, the existence of that Rhino soundtrack album may be the reason why Warner may have been prohibited from releasing an isolated score track on DVD or BluRay.
     
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    Then again, Warner could have been just ostrich-spooked after the big flapup about Disney and Fox cancelling Little Mermaid and Episode 2's 3-D theatrical runs, and thought the "gold rush" was immediately over.
     
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    If WB fixes the mistakes from the past release, then I will be one happy camper.
     
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    She's amazing, IMO
     
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    Since finding out that The Wizard of Oz is due to be re-released this year I have put off upgrading to Blu-ray. I instinctively dislike the idea of meddling with a film of this pedigree but I have a hunch it will look very good in 3-D.
     
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    And if not, you have the 2D Blu-ray in the set as well.
    Personally, I think it was a great idea to convert this film to 3D. I see no harm as long as the original untouched version is made available as well.
     
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    But will the blu ray in 2D be the same as the previous release or will this be "new and improved" ?
     
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    That is my question, Steven. If it's the same, I will probably just pick up the single disc version at some point.
     
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    Well, the restoration team kept my notes for fixes, so here's hoping.
     
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    The Wizard of Oz in 3-D? They should add some digital imagery to the sides to fill up the screen to 1.78:1 while they're at it! :P
     
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    Hey, Ray.....i was wondering when someone was going to think that way....!!! Can you just see it?....widescreen of THE MAGNIFICANT AMBERSON with added screen-side material and digital replacement of the missing scenes; GONE WITH THE WIND...this time not chopped....BUT THE EXTENDED SCREEN!!! Kind of reverse pan and scan....ok, time for someone to think a name for this process....how about DWSE (DIGITAL WIDE SCREEN ENHANSEMENT)? :D And think of the classic annimation that could be imporoved in widescreen!....GULIVERS TRAVELS, PETER PAN, POPEYE, the SILLY SYMPHONYS...oh the mind reels!!....HEY how about digitally inserting the JITTERBUG number based on the home video movies that were taken at the time....into OZ!
     
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    Same here. Was really hitting myself over the head when Wally world had them in a set on blu for $20. Now I'm glad I missed that. The DVDs will do until these version come out and are given a thumbs up.
     
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    Yes, why not have flying monkees coming out of the screen for a 3D effect. :D
     
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    But Davy's gone, and Peter, Mike and Micky are a little old, though.
     
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    wonder if Davy ever got his wings?
     
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    I'd love to have those other Monkees in 3D. Mickey's CHIN would be all kinds of startling.
     

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