Review: The Wizard of Oz 3D – 75th Anniversary Edition
The Wizard of Oz is celebrating its 75th birthday and to mark the occasion the family favourite has been digitally re-mastered to bring it up to speed for a modern audience. The classic film that once revolutionised colour in films is now available to watch in 3D for the first time ever.
The ultimate tale of courage, magic and friendship looks stunning in this collector’s edition. The picture is so sharp and clear that tiny details that once went unnoticed, such as the sparking of a shoe and the rich colour of the costumes, now dazzle on screen. It’s almost hard to believe that this film was shot in 1939.
The Wizard of Oz is arguably one of the most beloved and celebrated family movies of all time, but in case your memory needs refreshing the story follows Dorothy and her dog, Toto as they are transported to the magical land of Oz. They follow the yellow brick road to see the Wizard, who will help them to return home. Along the way they meet a scarecrow without a brain, a Tin Man without a heart and a cowardly lion who desperately wants courage.
The special edition Blu-Ray and DVD comes with two discs packed with bonus features. A feature-length documentary, The Making of The Wizard of Oz, takes us through the history of the film and how it was created. It includes interviews with cast members, deleted scenes and an exclusive peak into how this flick came to be the celebrated classic that it is today.
This 75th anniversary edition of The Wizard of Oz is the ideal film to watch if you want to relive your childhood years and to introduce the magical story to the next generation. Its digital remastering ensures that the sound of visuals are stunning and clear to adhere to modern movie-making standard. Now put your feet up and sing-along to this old-time classic.
8/10 – Relive your childhood! The ideal film to watch with the family over Christmas
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