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The Wizard of Oz 4K UHD 80th Anniversary

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by RICK BOND, May 6, 2019.

  1. Camper

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    On the subject of the disc release -- what's the thinking, guesses, speculation on the sound format?
    Mono and 5.1? Mono and Atmos? Some other combination?
     
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    I'd say A.
     
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    Rather harsh, but until Warner makes an announcement there really isn't much to discuss right now.
     
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    Premiered in Hollywood 80 years ago last night. Premiered in New York 80 years ago tomorrow. Happy 80th to my beloved THE WIZARD OF OZ.
     
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    Yup, I got my 2020 calendar from AFI today with "The Wizard of Oz" on the cover page.
     
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    Is "A" for Atmos?

    How about the features? The stand-alone 75th Anniversary Blu-ray did not even include the outtakes which the 70th Anniversary had. So you had to buy a more deluxe version of the 75th in order to get stuff that had already been on a previous release that wasn't Deluxe.
     
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    And I'm wondering if the UHD set will be one UHD disc and two Blu-rays. Will they put all the features on the Blu-ray where will the movie and the features be split across two blue rays?
     
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    I've a feeling it's going to be time to watch this movie again .. when I get my hands on the UHD!
     
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    Both iTunes on my Mac and the listing on my Apple TV 4K are showing 'Wizard of Oz' being available only in HD as the max resolution. Neither one shows it available in 4K.

    I do not own a digital copy of the film. The purchase price for the HD version has gone up to $14.99. At $7.99 I'd buy it to see if it was in 4K once purchased. But not for $14.99, I'll wait for the 4K Blu-ray.

    Mark
     
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    He was referring to the official red carpet type premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater. Not the previews they did in a few places elsewhere. But thanks for pointing those out very interesting
     
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    Oz had a few pre-Hollywood premieres, but August 25 1939 is what is usually regarded as the film's actual release date.
     
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    The 4K version was pulled. It's only HD now.
     
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    I'm a bit curious as to whether THE WIZARD OF OZ (1925) silent feature might finally get a proper HD release, instead of the awful looking stair step SD port over transfer treatment that it got on the previous Blu-ray releases. I've kept the 3 disc WOZ 2005 DVD set in part because the above title actually looks better on that release!

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    This silent version is such a turkey, that it is only improved by a poor copy!
     
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    My mom's birthday is today, the anniversary of the New York premiere. My birthday is November 3rd, the anniversary of the television premiere. I was destined to love this movie!
     
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    I'll grant you it's no classic, but it might as well be made to look as good as feasible, even if that means sticking with the DVD format to avoid the stair step effect.

    I have a different DVD release of the 1925 WOZ silent that plays at 90 minutes (Slower frame rate!), instead of the 72 minute running time on the WOZ sets, PLUS baked in story telling audio narrated by a former '70s era softcore adult actress, so it COULD be worse! :D

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    My wife's and my 28th Wedding Anniversary is today!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Cheers, Tony!
     
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