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The Wizard of Oz

(DVD - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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This groundbreaking classic is based on the popular novel by L. Frank Baum. Includes nearly 5 hours of extras and an all-new sing-along feature.
Title: The Wizard of Oz
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2009.
Edition: Two-disc 70th anniv. ed. standard version.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (101 min.) :,sd., col. and sepia ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from container.
"Standard version presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition"--container.
Based on the novel by L. Frank Baum.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
Bonus features: commentary by Historian John Fricke, restoration featurette, illustrated video storybook, supporting cast profile roundup, "The life and times of original author L. Frank Baum", documentary profile of director Victor Fleming, the TV-movie special "Dreamer of Oz", the 2007 Hollywood Walk of Fame salute to the Munchkins, two pre-1939 Oz shorts.
Contents: Disc one. Feature film ; Special features
Disc two. Special features.
Summary: This groundbreaking classic is based on the popular novel by L. Frank Baum. Includes nearly 5 hours of extras and an all-new sing-along feature.
Audience: MPAA rating G.
Additional Contributors: Hamilton, Margaret - 1902-1985.
Bolger, Ray
Lahr, Bert - 1895-1967.
Morgan, Frank - 1890-1949.
Haley, Jack - 1899-1979.
Garland, Judy
Langley, Noel - 1911-1980.
Ryerson, Florence
Woolf, Edgar Allan
Fleming, Victor - 1889-1949.
LeRoy, Mervyn - 1900-1987.
Baum, L. Frank - 1856-1919. - (Lyman Frank),
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 141988638X
1419890670
9781419890673
Statement of Responsibility: a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; screenplay by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf ; directed by Victor Fleming ; produced by Mervyn LeRoy
Performers: Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Jack Haley.
System Details: DVD, NTSC, Dolby Digital English Surround 5.1, Dolby Digital Mono., dual-layer format.
Other Language: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
English or French dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Subject Headings: Oz (Imaginary place) Drama. Gale, Dorothy (Fictitious character) Drama. Wizard of Oz (Fictitious character) Drama. Good and evil Drama. Witches Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Children's films.
Fantasy films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Musical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Topical Term: Oz (Imaginary place)
Gale, Dorothy (Fictitious character)
Wizard of Oz (Fictitious character)
Good and evil
Witches
Publisher No: 1000116687
2000017968
2000019754
3000024426
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Jul 16, 2014
  • char1264 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie

May 14, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

MGM'S all time great classic is as wonderous today as it was in 1939. Wizard is still the most watched and beloved film of all time. Every aspect of this movie makes it pure cinema magic. Margaret Hamilton's portrayal of the Wicked WItch was the subject of many a childhood nightmare, and I could think of no other lady to play that part quite like Hamilton. Judy Garland enchants the audience as the Kansas girl Dorothy Gale. Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger and Jack Haley bring the authenticity to their roles of the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man, the three friends who accompany Dorothy on her journey to the Emerald City and her meeting with OZ, played with relish by Frank Morgan. Every song still comes to mind and this is a movie you'll want to not watch once, but relive time and time again.

Feb 27, 2014
  • BrianLaBelle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This classic is still relevant and entertaining today.

Feb 19, 2014
  • jescar82 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best movies of all time, I could watch it over and over again. Not related to the Disney movie "OZ GREAT AND POWERFUL"

Jun 19, 2013
  • GerryD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Considered one of the Top 10 classic 'English' movies (my researched #10). As commented below, it's a treasured classic. It is the top fantasy film, followed by the drama/fantasy "It's a Wonderful Life" at #13. See my GerryD Lists for other classic movies.

Nov 10, 2012
  • Derringer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Wizard Of Oz is probably one of the most famous Hollywood films of the 1930s and, maybe, even the 1940s._____ As I understand it, when "Oz" was first released back in 1939 it really wasn't a colossal hit. It wasn't until the 1950s and the coming of TV that it attracted a humongous fanbase and from there it went on to become one of the most popular fantasy films of all-time._____ Filmed at MGM Studios, "Oz" was made at a time when this studio was, without question, the wealthiest, most impressive, and most successful film studio in the USA._____ Back in 1939 "Oz" was made simply as a show-piece. This was MGM gloating, showing the world just how much power they wielded, that they could make an expensive film like this one and not care whether it earned them a profit, or not._____ Little did MGM realize at the time that, being a mere show-piece, "Oz" would go on to be one of the most beloved films ever.

Oct 23, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Lions! & Tigers! & Bears! - Oh, My!!"._____Heels click, spells are cast, and houses fly over the rainbow in this marvelous technicolor Fantasy/Adventure from Hollywood's heyday._____Beautiful set-designs, impressive make-up effects, memorable songs, and a wonderful cast all add up to a truly dazzling movie-experience.____ The Wizard of Oz is an ultimate, uncomparable classic.

Oct 22, 2012
  • slavaivashev rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Greatest Movie of all time!

Jun 08, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

mah favorite of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 18, 2011
  • FancyFace rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my favorite movies!! A must see for all kids!!

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Mar 12, 2014
  • beth429 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Feb 19, 2014
  • jescar82 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 08, 2012
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Mar 05, 2012
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Jun 08, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Kansas farm girl Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) lives with her Aunt Em (Clara Blandick), Uncle Henry (Charley Grapewin), and three farm hands, Hickory (Jack Haley), Hunk (Ray Bolger), and Zeke (Bert Lahr). When Miss Almira Gulch (Margaret Hamilton) is bitten by Dorothy's pet Cairn Terrier, Toto, she gets a sheriff's order and takes him away to be destroyed. He escapes and returns to Dorothy, who, fearing for his life, runs away with him.
Dorothy soon encounters a traveling fortune teller named Professor Marvel (Frank Morgan), who guesses she has run away and tells her fortune. He convinces her to return home by falsely telling her that Aunt Em has fallen ill from grief. With a tornado fast approaching, she rushes back to the farmhouse, but is unable to join her family in the locked storm cellar. Taking shelter inside the house, she is knocked unconscious by a window frame blown in by the twister.

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Jul 08, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Dorothy's encounters with the Wicked Witch of the West are pretty intense.

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Nov 10, 2012
  • Derringer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Tap your heels together 3 times and repeat after me - There is no place like home. There is no place like home."

Jul 08, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.... We must be over the rainbow!"

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