‘The Wizard of Oz’ upgraded to 4k Blu-ray Disc with HDR

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Victor Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz is one of those films we’ve had on our minds as a potential 4k upgrade, and on Oct. 29 we’ll see just what it looks like when a 1930s classic gets scanned to 4k UHD. Warner Bros. tells us the original Technicolor camera negative was given a new scan to 8K / 16bit that was then used for the 4K UHD scan.

In addition, the Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc edition of The Wizard of Oz features Dolby Vision for High Dynamic Range color range. MPI colorist Janet Wilson (who has overseen every remaster of The Wizard of Oz for the past 20 years) oversaw the newest remaster for this release.

As far as bonus content, the 4k Blu-ray doesn’t have nearly as many special features as the 1080p Blu-ray (all previously released) but it does have commentaries and the 1990 CBS Special “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic.” (See special features below.)

The Wizard of Oz is available on Amazon in the “common” 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray edition (pictured above). Best Buy also has their own Limited Edition SteelBook version of The Wizard of Oz on 4k Blu-ray Disc  selling for $34.99 (pictured below).

The Wizard of Oz 4k Blu-ray SteelBook

4k Blu-ray Special Features:

  • 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.”

Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Commentary- 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…
    • 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 Galleries
    • Oz on Broadway
    • Pre-MGM
    • Sketches and Storyboards
    • Richard Thorpe’s Oz
    • Buddy Ebsen
    • Oz Comes to Life
    • Behind the Scenes
    • Portraits
    • Special Effects
    • Post Production
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Original Publicity
    • 8/15/1939 Hollywood Premiere
    • 8/17/1939 New York Premiere
    • 2/29/1940 Academy Awards® Ceremony
    • Oz Abroad
    • Oz Revivals
  • Trailers

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