Warner announced some time ago a DVD and Blu-ray release of The Wizard of Oz for it’s 70th Anniversary, but the details are finally here.
The film itself has undergone an 8k restoration.
A two disc DVD will include both a Dolby Digital 5.1 and a mono soundtrack as well as a music and effects trac and a sing-along track. An audio commentary is also included bringing the audio options to five. The second disc includes the 1990 featurette The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic, the documentary Memories of Oz and additional DVD featurettes The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz, Because of the Wonderful Things it Does: The Legacy of Oz, Harold Arlen’s Home Movies, It’s a Twister! It’s a Twister! The Tornado Tests and Odd to See the Wizard. Outtakes, deleted scenes, shorts, radio specials and trailers are also includes.
For those who want more, a collector’s edition will also be available with two more DVDs. The additional content includes the documentary Victor Flemming, Master craftsman, the featurettes L. Frank Baum: The Man Behind the Curtain, Hollywood Celebrates Its Biggest Little Stars and The Dreamer of Oz, both previeous film versions of the film (from 1910 and 1933 and several other Oz films from the early 20th Century incuding His Magest, The Scarecrow of Oz, The Magic Cloak of Oz, The Patchwork Girl of Oz and the 1925 feature. A Digital Copy is also included.
Finally a Blu-ray version will be available with all the above content on two Blu-rays. Both of the larger collections will include books, photographs, script excerpts and a watch.
Quite a bit of Oz. All three versions arrive on September 29th.