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The Wizard of Oz (Two-Disc Special Edition DVD)

The 2-disc Special Edition of the beloved 1939 family film classic "The Wizard of Oz".

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My Favorite All-time Musical

  • Sep 24, 2009
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Anyone growing up in the 60's can remember that this movie was an annual must see TV event! Even 40 years later it still is as fresh as when it was first released. They don't make em like this anymore and it is quite a shame. The innocent Dorothy, conked on the head during a tornado, is mysteriously transported to a world that comes alive with color.

She awakens in the psychedelic land of the Munchkins and immediately becomes a target for the Wicked Witch of the West. Protected by the beautiful Glenda and charmed by the entertaining Munchkins, Dorothy sets off for the city of OZ where she hopes to find the wizard that will be able to send her home back to Kansas. Along the way she meets three friends who become some of the most memorable characters in movie history.

Interesting documentary footage added to the end showing Buddy Ebsen as the Tin Man and scenes that never made the movie.

This is a movie for both adults and kids of all ages. My own kids started watching it from the time they were 3!

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September 24, 2009
I remember the first time I saw this. It was in one of its many re-releases at the Beach Theater. It was on my 9th birthday and my mother had to talk me into it by assuring me that it was in color. I love this movie so much and yet I don't own a copy of it, go figure. I had it on VHS but haven't replaced it yet.
September 25, 2009
The extras on the DVD make it worth owning.
September 25, 2009
This would be the one to own all right. One of these days.
 
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Quick Tip by . August 25, 2009
One of my favorite films of all-time and one of my favorite DVDs in my collection. Who doesn't love a flying monkey anyway? Plus Toto rules!
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The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical film directed by Victor Fleming (and uncredited others) from a script mostly by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf, with uncredited contributions by others. It was based on the 1900 children's novel of the same name by L. Frank Baum, with fantasy elements. It features Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Frank Morgan, with Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charles Grapewin, Clara Blandick and the Singer Midgets as the Munchkins. Notable in its use of special effects, use of Technicolor, fantasy storytelling and unusual characters, The Wizard of Oz has become, over the years, one of the best known of all films. Its impact, however, was not nearly as strongly felt at the time of its original release.

Dorothy Gale, a 12-year-old Kansas farmgirl, is knocked unconscious during a tornado. She, her dog Toto, and the farmhouse are transported to the magical Land of Oz. She sets out on the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard of Oz to return her to Kansas. During her journey, she meets a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Cowardly Lion, who join her, hoping to receive what they lack themselves (a brain, a heart and courage, respectively). They are pursued by the Wicked Witch of the West, who wants her dead sister's magic ruby slippers, now worn by Dorothy.

Initially, The Wizard of Oz made only a small profit due to its enormous budget, despite largely favorable critical reviews. ...
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Movies, Fantasy, Fantasy Films, Judy Garland, The Wizard Of Oz, Mgm Musicals, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr

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Director: Victor Fleming
Genre: Adventure, Classics, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Release Date: 1939
DVD Release Date: 2005
Runtime: 103 minutes
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment
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