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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. moviebuff75

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    Perhaps, but it wasn't there until the alteration in 1998.
     
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    "Anna Sten Returns in Screen Thriller!"

    Poor Anna Sten! She could never quite get over the hump. I'm always reminded of the Cole Porter lyric:

    If Sam Goldwyn can, with great conviction,
    Instruct Anna Sten in diction,
    Then Anna shows
    ANYTHING GOES!
     
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    And Stanley and Livingstone was regrettably pulled in order to show The Wizard of Oz.
    Trivia connection: I saw a nitrate print of S&L in sepia tone at MoMA; WoO also begins and ends in sepia tone.
    Sepia tone was big in those days. Too bad that many of those films are now presented in simple B&W.
     
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    I have that on dvd. It looks like a light sepia.
     
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    But did anyone actually get admitted to the theatre on the 17th? Or was it a fake promise, like an Amazon pre-order? There's a lot more research debate before this is settled.
     
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    That link is the same one that doesn't mention the sound format for the new UHD disc. Some folks are seeing the mono as listed as a "bonus" feature for the included Blu-ray and assuming the UHD disc does NOT contain the mono track. Also unmentioned is if the UHD disc will feature the DTS MA 5.1 of the last Blu-ray or a new possibly Atmos track. Really lame that they didn't mention it.
     
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    WB didn't even mention the film's 80th anniversary anywhere in that press release. I guess this means the cover will included a sticker on it that says 80, just like they did with the 75th.
     
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    They probably didn't want some people to realize it was such an old movie.
    LOL.
     
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    That cover... oof. Those four must have still been under the influence of the poppy field not to notice they were about to be killed by that twister.
     
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    Ooh I've never seen an archive of the DAILY NEWS! Roland, may I ask where you got this??
     
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    A great historic document. Well done on tracking it down. So now we know that at least critics were allowed into those early screenings.
     
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    Critics were usually always allowed to see films early until 1960 when Hitchcock wouldn't allow it for Psycho and afterwards a lot of other directors and studios followed suit.
     
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    Nowadays, if the critics aren't allowed in, that's usually a very bad sign.
     
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    It's a shame the Jitterbug sequence is lost. I still recall when my high school staged a production of Oz and they included the Jitterbug number. That was a huge hit with the audience.
     
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