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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. OliverK

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    I have seen colorized movies, seen movies converted to 3D and recently in UHD HDR versions. If done well I found the HDR versions to look very natural and in any case the closest to a proper original presentation among the three options.
     
  2. Jake Lipson

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    Are there any new bonus features they can add for the re-release? I'm pretty happy with my Emerald Edition Blu-ray from the 70th anniversary, and then I think they did something new for the 75th, but I never double-dipped. Obviously the 4K will be an upgrade for those who have embraced that format, but sentimentally, this has already been put out with so much care the last several times that I'm not really sure what else they could add.
     
  3. TonyD

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    They could remaster Dreamer if Oz up from a vhs quality and add that back on.
     
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    Dreamer was edited and finished on video. They would have to go back to the film elements.
     
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  5. Brian Kidd

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    That's a shame. It's not a classic, but it's a solid TV film.
     
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    The Best Buy steelbook art.....

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    I am Not a fan of steelbook Blurays. Where is the regular 4K art ?
     
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    I don't know --- I am just thrilled it is coming at all on UHD!
     
  9. Mark Booth

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    Day 1 for me. Regardless of price and regardless of case design.

    That is, just as long as Warner didn't screw up the 4K transfer. The early B&W portion had damn well better have the proper sepia tone and that yellow brick road had better POP with yellow greatness.

    Mark
     
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    With new improved technology maybe they can colourise the B&W portion.
     
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    Warner screwing up one of their crown jewels? Not happening after so many prior home video releases of the same title that looked gorgeous.
     
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    Now that is some really sick humor! Bite your tongue, completely off, please. :)

    Mark
     
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    That cover art is gorgeous! Can't wait to watch OZ in 4K on my OLED!
     
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    I got to see a pair of the ruby slippers, the Scarecrow's hat, and Glinda's wand last week at the Smithsonian. I also picked up the new book, "The Road to Oz," by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman when I got back. I'm not too far into it yet, but it goes into some fairly-detailed analysis of the earlier Oz films and the production of the 1939 film. Some of it was familiar, but there's enough in there that was new to be of interest to fans of the film who may have read previous books about it. It's definitely not "fluff." I'm anxious to read more of it.
     
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    Actually, it could work; just as long as they balanced out the film by applying a proper sepia tone for the entirety of the Oz sections.;)
    Oh, yes, I almost forgot; Day One Purchase for me, too. Well, that is, if the Day One reviews reveal a reflection of all our hopes.:)
     
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    Might I ask if you could post a pic of the backside? I'm curious. Thanks in advance! :)
     
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    There will be additional information in 4k.

    There was not 4k information in original prints.
     
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    q1. q2.
     
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