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Warner makes The Wizard of Oz 4K official, plus the rest of Marvel’s MCU films arrive on 4K on 10/1

August 23, 2019 - 10:52 am   |   by
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All right, it’s official.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just announced that they’ll release The Wizard of Oz on 4K Ultra HD on 10/29, in honor of the film’s 80th anniversary.

The original Technicolor camera negative has been scanned in 8K and graded for high dynamic range in both HDR10 and Dolby Vision (the disc will include both).

Per the studio’s press release, “The process was supervised by MPI colorist Janet Wilson, who has overseen ever remaster of The Wizard of Oz for the past 20 years.” SRP for the release is $41.99. The package will include both the 4K and a Blu-ray.

You can see the cover artwork at left and below. [Read on here...]

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The 4K disc itself will include the following previously-released extras:

  • Commentary by John Fricke with Barbara Freed-Saltzman, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, John Lahr, Jane Lahr, Hamilton Meserve, Dona Massin, William Tuttle, Buddy Ebsen, Mervyn LeRoy and Jerry Maren.
  • 1990 CBS Special The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic.

The Blu-ray in the package will include:

  • Commentary by John Fricke with Barbara Freed-Saltzman, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, John Lahr, Jane Lahr, Hamilton Meserve, Dona Massin, William Tuttle, Buddy Ebsen, Mervyn LeRoy and Jerry Maren
  • The Making of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Storybook (narrated by Angela Lansbury)
  • We Haven’t Really Met Properly: Frank Morgan
  • We Haven’t Really Met Properly: Ray Bolger
  • We Haven’t Really Met Properly: Bert Lahr
  • We Haven’t Really Met Properly: Jack Haley
  • We Haven’t Really Met Properly: Billie Burke
  • We Haven’t Really Met Properly: Margaret Hamilton
  • We Haven’t Really Met Properly: Charley Grapewin
  • We Haven’t Really Met Properly: Clara Blandick
  • We Haven’t Really Met Properly: Terry
  • Music & Effects Track
  • Original Mono Track
  • Sing Along Tracks
  • Audio Jukebox
  • Leo is on the Air Radio Promo
  • Good News of 1939 Radio Show
  • 12/25/1950 Lux Radio Broadcast
  • Stills Gallery: Oz on Broadway
  • Stills Gallery: Pre-MGM
  • Stills Gallery: Sketches and Storyboards
  • Stills Gallery: Richard Thorpe’s Oz
  • Stills Gallery: Buddy Ebsen
  • Stills Gallery: Oz Comes to Life
  • Stills Gallery: Behind the Scenes
  • Stills Gallery: Portraits
  • Stills Gallery: Special Effects
  • Stills Gallery: Post Production
  • Stills Gallery: Deleted Scenes
  • Stills Gallery: Original Publicity
  • Stills Gallery: 8/15/1939 Hollywood Premiere
  • Stills Gallery: 8/17/1939 New York Premiere
  • Stills Gallery: 2/29/1940 Academy Awards Ceremony
  • Stills Gallery: Oz Abroad
  • Stills Gallery: Oz Revivals
  • Trailers

And here’s a look at the cover artwork (click on the image to pre-order it on Amazon.com)...

The Wizard of Oz (4K Ultra HD)

Now then... here’s the other big news today: The final four films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe not yet released on 4K Ultra HD are now coming to the format on 10/1. (Note that Spider-Man: Far From Home isn’t officially announced yet, but retail sources tell us it’s coming on that date too.) Meanwhile, here are the Amazon pre-order links for Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Ant-Man (2015), and Doctor Strange (2016)...

Ant-Man (4K Ultra HD) Doctor Strange (4K Ultra HD) Guardians of the Galaxy (4K Ultra HD)

And one final thing today... the D23 Expo is now underway in Anaheim, CA and the first official trailer for The Mandalorian is set to be released there this afternoon. We’ll post it here as soon as it’s online...

That’s all for now! Have a great weekend and see you back here on Monday. Stay tuned...

-Bill Hunt

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