The wizard of Oz

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  1. felipenor

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    When is the 2-disc special edition coming? What will be included on it? Will it have all the extras the prior version did?
     
  2. Ronald Epstein

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    No date announced yet.

    Last time I spoke with Warner I was told
    that although there isn't any extra film footage
    that hasn't been included before in prior
    releases, there will be tons of new supplements.

    ...of course, this DVD should boast a transfer
    that makes Emerald City look more stunning than
    it ever has.
     
  3. Chris Cheese

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    I'm definitely looking forward to the new transfer. Heck, I'm still amazed every time I see the transfer on the current release. After watching it on TV so many times when I was younger, the current transfer looks amazing to my eyes. But I'll certainly pick up a new edition if there are new supplements and an even better transfer.
     
  4. felipenor

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    But it'll be out this year, won't it?

    And do you guys think it'll have all the extras the other edition had, or will there only be new extras?
     
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    And Ronald, how do you get to speak with Warner? Do you have any friend that works there?
     
  6. Josh Simpson

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    Ron, I agree with you about the transfer surely looking fine, and that's the reason I will likely sell the current disc that I have, even though it looks pretty good. I'm very excited about this release.


    Oh, and felipenor, Ron has his connections... [​IMG]
     
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    I already sold my Warner SE of the film. Very good DVD, but I know a new edition would be better.

    Besides, as good as the transfer is... it has too low of a bitrate and too much color fringing. The UR remaster should being out tons of missing details... I got to see one of the dye-transfer reprints from the 1998 re-release and I was amazed by the level of detail in the makeup effects. You can't really see much of the "weave scoring" texture on Scarecrow's face.
     
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    I wonder if the original mono soundtrack will be included, considering the previous WB disc only has the 5.1 track.
     
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    The new release will use the Ultra-Resolution process....

    That alone justifies a new purchase....

    Now remember...this is Warner...when they go back for a second time....they deliver.

    I'm sure whatever they come up with, be it this year, or next year, will be amazing.

    No other label comes close to them when it comes to classic films.

    Just as last year's GWTW blew everyone away, I expect their new OZ to do the same, whenever it surfaces.

    Meanwhile, I am surrounded by a half-dozen boxed sets from this company which I have purchased in the last two months that continue to astound me (JAMES DEAN, McQUEEN, DORIS DAY, CONTROVERSIAL CLASSICS, ERROL FLYNN, BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD, CLASSIC COMEDIES)..and I have yet to get the new JOHN WAYNE or WWII boxes they've put out. I already have my pre-orders in for their new BETTE DAVIS and JOAN CRAWFORD
    sets, as well as July's FILM NOIR V.2.

    Praise be to Warner.
     
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    >>>>The new release will use the Ultra-Resolution process....That alone justifies a new purchase....>>>>>

    I found the original MGM DVD release had a richness in color missing from any of the later WB reissues......I do wonder what "look" Ned Price and folk are going for this time around?
     
  11. Ronald Epstein

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    We have friends at Warner Brothers for sure.

    My partner and I recently had the opportunity
    to visit with them at their Burbank offices.
     
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    As far as I know there's been only one reissue of the Wizard of Oz from Warner which was released on 10/19/99. Anyhow, I have the MGM title too so I'm going to check that dvd against the Warner dvd and see if the richness in color is as apparent to me as it is for you.





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    >>I found the original MGM DVD release had a richness in color missing from any of the later WB reissues......
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    my sentiments also...
     
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    The 1999 DVD was VERY close to what the 1998 dye-transfer print I had the chance to see. The previous master doesn't have as much of the amber "tone" to the image.

    Honestly, every time Warner re-do's a Technicolor film in Ultra-Resolution, the color is just wonderful. Singin' in the Rain lost its blue tinting, Gone with the Wind gained proper amber white balance, The Adventures of Robin Hood lost its oversaturated look (as seen on the previous master), etc.
     
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    God, I love Ultra Resolution. I instantly buy any title that Warner deems worthy of the UR process.
     
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    That's why I will not upgrade.
     
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    Sorry to take this slightly off-topic but is there a list of the movies that Universal has used this process on?
     
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    Singin' In The Rain
    Adventures Of Robin Hood
    Meet Me In St Louis
    Gone With The Wind
    The Band Wagon

    any i'm forgetting? Easter Parade?
     
  19. Dale MA

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    Thanks Paul! I've got Singin' in the Rain and Gone with the Wind and I was very impressed by the transfers, I think I might pick up Robin Hood even though I've never seen it.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing the job that WB will do on Wizard of Oz, I'm sure this is going to be one hell of a set [​IMG]
     
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    RE: Robin Hood
    You're in for a treat; it looks gorgeous. As for the film itself, a wonderful blind buy to make (I did). It's hilarious, the stunts are great for the time, and the cast is loaded with talent (Flynn, de Haviland, Claude Rains, Alan Hale, Basil Rathbone, Eugene Pallette, Melville Cooper).

    Truly a film to put on if you wanna relax and be entertained.

    Sorry to go off-topic.

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    Back to Oz: I held off the snapper version for good reason. I do believe I'm in for a treat and the wait will have been worth it.
     

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