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This is one of two original early motion pictures of the famous "Wizard of Oz." The
first film is the classic silent film, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was
filmed in 1910. This movie is the earliest surviving film version of L.
Frank Baum's 1900 novel, made by the Selig Polyscope Company without
Baum's direct input.
It was created to fulfill a contractual
obligation associated with Baum's personal bankruptcy caused by The
Fairylogue and Radio-Plays, from which it was once thought to have been
derived. The movie was partly based on the 1902 stage musical, though
much of the film deals with the Wicked Witch of the West, who does not
appear in the musical. The second film is Larry Semon's "The Wizard of
Oz" filmed in 1925 and starring Oliver Hardy.
Wonderful Wizard of Oz Free Film
Deluxe child Dorothy costume includes a
white and blue gingham deluxe dress with attached lace trimmed petticoat
and a single hair bow (differs from image and packaging). Toto in
Basket and Ruby Slippers sold separately. Also available teen and adult
Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow costumes for children, teens and adults,
wigs, baskets, shoe covers and more. These are officially licensed
Wizard of Oz costumes from BuyCostumes.com. More costumes.
Deluxe child Dorothy
costume includes a white and blue gingham deluxe dress with attached
lace trimmed petticoat and a single hair bow (differs from image and
packaging). Toto in Basket and Ruby Slippers sold separately. Available
for children, teens and adults. Tin Man, Scarecrow costumes for
children, teens and adults, wigs, baskets, shoe covers and more. These
are officially licensed Wizard of Oz costumes from BuyCostumes.com.
Stars Judy Garland,
Stephen Cox (II), Meinhardt Raabe, Dona Massin, Jerry MarenA Revised
Wizard of Oz With State of The Art Ultra-Resolution Picture Quality and
Over 10 Hours of Bonus ExtraThe Wizard of Oz DVD released in 1999 was
loaded with extra features, but it's now safe to throw away that version
in all its cardboard-package glory in favor of this new two-disc
edition. First things first: All the bonus material from the earlier
disc is there (with one small exception).
Language: English Subtitles: English,
Spanish, French Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only). Number of
discs: 2. Studio: Warner Home Video. DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005.
Run Time: 103 minutes
70th Anniversary Celebration of The Wizard of Oz
From Beverly Hills to Berlin; from Miami
to Melbourne; from big screens to home screens, Warner Bros.
Entertainment has for the past year been celebrating the 70th
anniversary of an iconic American classic, The Wizard of Oz, with a
slate of spectacular festivities spanning the globe. In September 2009,
the celebration culminates in New York City with a series of sparkling
events. Read about the 70th anniversary celebration of "The Wizard of Oz."
Review on Wizard of Oz from Amazon:
"The Wizard of Oz" was released during Hollywood's golden year of 1939,
it didn't start out as the perennial classic it has since become. The
film did respectable business, but it wasn't until its debut on
television that this family favorite saw its popularity soar.
And while Oz's TV broadcasts are now
controlled by media mogul Ted Turner (who owns the rights), the advent
of home video has made this lively musical a mainstay in the staple diet
of great American films.
Young Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland), her dog,
Toto, and her three companions on the yellow brick road to Oz--the Tin
Man (Jack Haley), the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr), and the Scarecrow (Ray
Bolger)-- have become pop-culture icons and central figures in the
legacy of fantasy for children. As the Wicked Witch who covets Dorothy's
enchanted ruby slippers, Margaret Hamilton has had the singular honor
of scaring the wits out of children for more than six decades.
The film's still as fresh, frightening, and
funny as it was when first released. It may take some liberal detours
from the original story by L. Frank Baum, but it's loyal to the Baum
legacy while charting its own course as a spectacular film. Shot in
glorious Technicolor, befitting its dynamic production design
(Munchkinland alone is a psychedelic explosion of color and decor), The
Wizard of Oz may not appeal to every taste as the years go by, but it's
required viewing for kids of all ages. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon: The Wizard of Oz (Two-Disc Special Edition)
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