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touchthesky
10-07-09, 16:13
Anyone else a fan of this film? I adore it! It's marking it's 70th year this year and to celebrate they're bringing out some really nifty stuff, like busts.

I am reallllyyy REALLLY excited for this 4-disc blu-ray boxset :jmp:

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http://i31.************/e8mkjt.jpg

:jmp:


You can find out more info here:

http://www.thejudyroom.com/news.html

Click the 70th anniversary button!

CerebralAssassin
10-07-09, 16:20
I love it!!!!!!:)

Catracoth
10-07-09, 16:20
Yeah Wizard of Oz was a great film. Definitely one of my favorites.

TombRaiderLover
10-07-09, 16:21
I just hope the film gets a good release in the UK. Apparently in the US it's getting a 2-disc DVD, a 5-Disc DVD and a 4-Disc Blu-Ray, and in the UK it's getting a 1-Disc DVD, a 4-Disc DVD, and a DVD/Blu-Ray combo. :confused:

xx_Hunt_xx
10-07-09, 16:24
Haha this is my mums fave film.
So much so she gets called Dorothy.
:) I like the film aswell, although i think i like it because my mum is a huge fan. So even has a pair of ruby slippers lol

AmericanAssassin
10-07-09, 16:50
This is one of those movies where I just assume everybody likes it. It's a classic. Nothing can beat a classic that was so far ahead of its time. :D

Rivendell
10-07-09, 16:52
I can't stand it. It's one of those films I was forced to sit through when I was little whenever it came on TV because "..it's great, everyone likes it!"

Except I didn't the first time, and I certainly didn't the next 10 times.

AmericanAssassin
10-07-09, 16:53
^ I think you just killed me a little bit inside, Riv. I... I... I just can't find words for how devestated I am. :p

touchthesky
10-07-09, 16:54
I can't stand it. It's one of those films I was forced to sit through when I was little whenever it came on TV because "..it's great, everyone likes it!"

Except I didn't the first time, and I certainly didn't the next 10 times.

:mad: Get outta my thread, you bad bad man!


:(

tampi
10-07-09, 17:06
Enjoy it! Great boxset :tmb:




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Neteru
10-07-09, 17:11
http://i31.************/e8mkjt.jpg

So they've basically taken the 4:3 aspect ratio http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/icons/icon13.gif and stretched it to 16:9. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/icons/icon13.gifhttp://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/icons/icon13.gif

Did this film ever exist widescreen, or was it always cruddy 4:3?

Rivendell
10-07-09, 17:11
^ I think you just killed me a little bit inside, Riv. I... I... I just can't find words for how devestated I am. :p

:mad: Get outta my thread, you bad bad man!


:(

Enjoy it! Great boxset :tmb:


:whi:http://i31.************/inwphe.jpg

:vlol:

TombRaiderLover
10-07-09, 17:25
So they've basically taken the 4:3 aspect ratio http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/icons/icon13.gif and stretched it to 16:9. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/icons/icon13.gifhttp://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/icons/icon13.gif

Did this film ever exist widescreen, or was it always cruddy 4:3?

Warner Bros wouldn't "stretch it" to fit widescreen. That would be very unprofessional, and the film would look terrible. If ever they were to present it in widescreen, they'd simply crop the top and bottom, but even that's unlikely. If they have any sense, they'll present in in its original 4:3 form, as they did with the Casablanca Blu-Ray last year.

touchthesky
10-07-09, 17:26
I am watching the film with commentary.

I must say I am suprised...the munchkins singing were not really singing munchkins but a sped-up choir!!

Neteru
10-07-09, 17:43
Warner Bros wouldn't "stretch it" to fit widescreen. That would be very unprofessional, and the film would look terrible. If ever they were to present it in widescreen, they'd simply crop the top and bottom, but even that's unlikely. If they have any sense, they'll present in in its original 4:3 form, as they did with the Casablanca Blu-Ray last year.Yes, but on the picture I quoted the images are 4:3 stretched to widescreen.

Oh, and touchthesky, the link you provided is a dead link.

touchthesky
10-07-09, 17:46
So it is! Sorry.

Fixed :).

Did anyone ever hear the story about the Wizards jacket actually belonging with Frank Baum?

Tombraiderx08
10-07-09, 17:48
i loved this movie as a child, and i still do, disney ftw!!! im excited, yay!

Neteru
10-07-09, 17:53
OK, here's the sample picture as it's supposed to be. I don't know who messed it up like that:

http://i31.************/209j4t2.png

Still, not enough to get that great a detail from it. I'd like to see some larger examples.

Lenochka
10-07-09, 17:55
Which character do you think Johnny Depp will play when Tim Burton decides to remake this film aswell. :p

Neteru
10-07-09, 18:01
Dorothy, obviously. DOH.

:cln:

TombRaiderLover
10-07-09, 18:04
Which character do you think Johnny Depp will play when Tim Burton decides to remake this film aswell. :p

The only remake Burton's ever directed is Planet of the Apes.

Autolycus
10-07-09, 18:07
I'll hold my hands up and say yeah i like the film. I would like to know how the heck are they going to fill 4 discs.

touchthesky
10-07-09, 18:19
I'll hold my hands up and say yeah i like the film. I would like to know how the heck are they going to fill 4 discs.

Well I own the 3 disc version and thats choc-a-bloc so I am excited for more more more :D.

CerebralAssassin
10-07-09, 18:26
Which character do you think Johnny Depp will play when Tim Burton decides to remake this film aswell. :p

The Scarecrow!!:p

]{eith
10-07-09, 18:42
Which character do you think Johnny Depp will play when Tim Burton decides to remake this film aswell. :p

:vlol: Probably the "Suicidal Hanging Munchkin" :rolleyes:

I love the Wizard of Oz, it's one of my favourite films. It's just perfect.

Tombraiderx08
10-07-09, 18:48
dude i swear i thought it was a swinging munchkin, but if you watch that scene like, 3 minutes earlier, there is a bird in the same spot almost, and its really its wing, and i have no idea why its wing looks like a hanging munchkin >.>

Atlantisfreak666
10-07-09, 19:31
I loves it. I grew up with this film.

ajrich17901
10-07-09, 19:43
Never realy been a fan of the movie, I actualy prefered that musical Wicked over this im an oddball lmao.

VonCroy360
10-07-09, 20:19
This was my favourite film as a kid and it definitely still makes me smile and enjoy every time I see it. Wonderful film. :tmb:

I now have the 2-disc edition, but this sure looks nice, I'll consider getting one if they're sold over here. :)

Dennis's Mom
10-07-09, 21:55
When I was a child this came on TV once a year. It was the biggest treat. It's a perfect movie. Great songs, great performances.

Question: What scared you about the Wizard of Oz? I find it rarely the same thing for anyone. For my husband, it was the apple trees. For me, it was the legs shriveling up under the house.

]{eith
10-07-09, 22:03
Oh for me it was definitely the legs. That still creeps me out. :p

VonCroy360
10-07-09, 22:03
^ The monkey always creeped me out. :D

Croft, Lara
10-07-09, 22:41
Never realy been a fan of the movie, I actualy prefered that musical Wicked over this im an oddball lmao.

Yes! Yes! and DOUBLE YES! Although I now cannot watch this film without thinking "SHE'S NOT DEAD!".

knightgames
10-07-09, 23:59
This is how The Wizard of Oz should have ended.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6exm2Hi28Xw :ton:



The original is a classic and a part of almost every childhood whether by book or the movie.

LightningRider
11-07-09, 02:29
I've always wanted to watch the movie, just to see what all the hype is about. :D

I'll be sure to try and grab this.

touchthesky
11-07-09, 10:43
I've always wanted to watch the movie, just to see what all the hype is about. :D

I'll be sure to try and grab this.

You should..you can pick it up for like 2.99 most places now :)

Goose
11-07-09, 10:50
You should..you can pick it up for like 2.99 most places now :)

Yea, defiantly worth getting if you havnt seen.

Its usually on around Christmas time aswell.

Origonal
11-07-09, 11:33
I hate the monkey's & the witch!

But the film :tmb: x

touchthesky
17-12-09, 10:02
Thought I'd bump this thread since the Blu Ray is out (in the Uk at least)

Urgh I am so disappointed. You can't get the awesome version so it's litereally just the DVD and it's special features transferred onto Blu Ray.

I was hoping for more SF.

The quality of the blu ray itself isn't BAD but it's not great either..I expected more tbh.

And, on a slightly differnet topic..anyone read Wicked? I'm 200 pages in..it's weird..very, very weird.:o

Ikas90
17-12-09, 10:08
Definitely one of the greatest movies of all time, and still a great movie for it's time.

Mr.Burns
17-12-09, 11:15
I got to hold the original camera negatives once. I nearly pooped myself when they told me what cansiters I was carrying. :D

touchthesky
17-12-09, 11:30
I got to hold the original camera negatives once. I nearly pooped myself when they told me what cansiters I was carrying. :D

:cln: Shoulda stolen them and given them to me!

Anyone got any clue when it's on tv over Christmas? Because it will be!

Dennis's Mom
17-12-09, 13:07
The Wizard of Oz is an example of perfect filmaking IMO. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y97/LisaB1138/smilies/7.gif

You youngsters can't identify because you grew up with 24 hours of TV created for you. Between VHS and cable, you have it easy. When I was a child, "children's television" was relegated to Saturday morning (remember the new season hype?) and 2 hours after school on weekdays. Over Xmas break Dialing for Dollars would show kids movies for the afternoon movie. That was it.

As a result, the annual showing of the Wizard of Oz was one of the most special nights of the year, as was any other annual showing like the Peanuts Xmas or Halloween specials, Rudolph, and The Ten Commandments. (Yeah, the Ten Commandments was kid's TV when I was growing up.) Woe to you if you missed these cherished prime-time outings, because it would be another year before you could see them again.

touchthesky
17-12-09, 13:30
You youngsters can't identify because you grew up with 24 hours of TV created for you.

Hey now :P

Wizard of Oz and Oliver! are two of my most cherished movies, and I'd happily watch them over the trash thats on tele.

peeves
17-12-09, 13:32
the wizard of oz was ok but definitely not the best due to old and cheap

touchthesky
17-12-09, 13:35
the wizard of oz was ok but definitely not the best due to old and cheap

What? Are you serious? For it's time The Wizard of Oz is FANTASTIC. It is better and more well thought out than a lot of movies that come on-screen these days.

There are reasons it's a classic...

nightwishgirl84
17-12-09, 13:38
I love the Wizard of Oz! :)
Recently bought this really cute ecklace with a picture of the ruby red slippers, and they put glitter on the rrs part it's awesome!

Eddie Haskell
17-12-09, 13:46
The Wizard of Oz is an example of perfect filmaking IMO. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y97/LisaB1138/smilies/7.gif

You youngsters can't identify because you grew up with 24 hours of TV created for you. Between VHS and cable, you have it easy. When I was a child, "children's television" was relegated to Saturday morning (remember the new season hype?) and 2 hours after school on weekdays. Over Xmas break Dialing for Dollars would show kids movies for the afternoon movie. That was it.

As a result, the annual showing of the Wizard of Oz was one of the most special nights of the year, as was any other annual showing like the Peanuts Xmas or Halloween specials, Rudolph, and The Ten Commandments. (Yeah, the Ten Commandments was kid's TV when I was growing up.) Woe to you if you missed these cherished prime-time outings, because it would be another year before you could see them again.

You can say that again. It was a special night of television to be sure. The Wizard of Oz was always hosted by some actor or actress introducing the classic, and they would also add anecdotal information during commercial breaks (as a side note, one always knew a commercial came immediately after the lion jumped out of the window :) ).

I know it may be hard for many of you youngsters to imagine, but here in Chicago we had only channels 2-5-7-9 and 11 (public tv) to watch when I was a boy. When the UHF stations came around later, we added a few more. As Dennis Mom said, Saturday morning cartoon time was the only reason to wake up in the morning. I never wanted to miss Johnny Quest or the Herculoids. And of course one of my all-time favorites, Frankenstein Jr. :)

My, how the world has changed...

LightningRider
17-12-09, 13:53
I'm 14, but I grew up watching Classic Cartoon Network, oh how it has changed. :(

Dennis's Mom
17-12-09, 15:02
I never wanted to miss Johnny Quest

Can you believe there hasn't been a live action version of Johnny Quest yet? Once they started cannibalizing TV shows for movies in the eighties, I was certain we'd see a Johnny Quest movie. :confused:

irjudd
17-12-09, 15:17
Dislike it.

Spong
17-12-09, 15:34
Return to Oz was much better.

Respect for the mention of Oliver though (assuming you mean the 1968 Carol Reed version) :tmb:

Croft, Lara
17-12-09, 21:29
I prefer Wicked.

Wicked Witch of the West <3

Surohicko
17-12-09, 21:33
Never knew it was out, time to go Christmas shopping again :D

gbetch
17-12-09, 21:36
I like the WoO but its not one of my favorites. I im more a Wonderlandian my-self

knightgames
18-12-09, 06:47
I can't stand it. It's one of those films I was forced to sit through when I was little whenever it came on TV because "..it's great, everyone likes it!"

Except I didn't the first time, and I certainly didn't the next 10 times.

C'mon. Fess up. The flying monkeys scared ya, didn't they? :ton:

Of all the special effects done through out movie history, the simple transition from sepia/B&W into colour when Dorothy opens the door into Oz is one of the most memorable and effective ones ever.

I haven't seen WoO since my niece was 3. It was a great experience to view it through a child's eyes.

As a kid myself, the WoO was an annual television event. We'd make a fire. Pop popcorn and sit cross legged on the floor enthralled by the magic in front of us.


+1 for Johnny Quest (the original not that banal 80s-90s version). It wasn't a kids show, but was still enjoyed by kids. Herculoids were a fave too.... and SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE GHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST!


We didn't have remotes back then either. When my mean brother wanted the channel changed he'd just punch me the number of times corresponding to the channel desired. I hated channel 56.

touchthesky
18-12-09, 09:25
I prefer Wicked.

Wicked Witch of the West <3

I am reading that just now..it's really odd lol. Gonna need to pick up the sequel though.

Does any of it t take part during the events of the WoO because I looked through and never saw Dorothys name?

Hawke1000
18-12-09, 09:34
Oh Wow! It totally went out of my mind, I watched this loooong time ago, brings back so many memories! I loved it! ;)

Domino
18-12-09, 09:39
The Wizard is evil. 'Nuff said.

Eddie Haskell
24-12-09, 15:01
I like the Wizard of Oz. Especially since they added an alternate ending...

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