The Wizard of Oz is a core title in any video
collection. If you already have it on laser disc, there may be no reason to add a DVD. There are
any number of laser versions of The Wizard of Oz and at least one, The Ultimate Oz
laser edition, looks better than its DVD counterpart. The laser disc is slightly sharper in image
and the colors are controlled to richer effect.
Personally, I never tire of the charms of Judy Garland in
this wonderful fantasy. Garland captures something so fresh and extraordinary in her portrayal of
Dorothy Gale. Watching Garland perform is excuse enough for watching the film on a regular basis.
But revisiting The Wizard of Oz is also a reminder of lost innocence as well as our
glorious movie past.
The brilliant colors of The Wizard of Oz are a
perfect match for would-be optical perfection. This DVD does capture all the magic of the fabulous
production. The mono sound is very accurate with no distortion. Even the Munchkin dialogue is
discernible. And itís great to have both the laser sharp quality of images and the absence
of ill-timed side breaks that DVD provides for most films on The Wizard of Oz.
See Wizard of Oz feature Acolytes at the Alter of Oz
News, information, features about current films in theaters and in the
pipeline. Easy to use interface.
The official site for information about the great comic director. A treat for connoisseurs of
classic Hollywood madcap.
Puttin on the
Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse bring Silk Stockings to life, a remake of Ninotchka, one of many
films successfully turned into musicals by the Hollywood dream factory. Read all about remakes into
musicals by clicking on the divine dancers.