Rent The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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Synopsis:
One of the best-loved movies of all time. 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939) stars Judy Garland as Dorothy, a young Kansas farm girl who is whisked away by a twister to the land of Oz. Accompanied by a brainless Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), a heartless Tin Man (Jack Haley) and a cowardly Lion. Dorothy and her little dog, Toto, follow the Yellow Brick Road seeking the Wizard of Oz. In order that he may grant her wish to return home.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Mervyn LeRoy
Voiced By:
Billy Bletcher, Lorraine Bridges, Candy Candido, Adriana Caselotti, Pinto Colvig, Ken Darby, Abe Dinovitch, Jon Dodson, The King's Men, Bud Linn, Rad Robinson
Writers:
Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson
Others:
Cedric Gibbons, A. Arnold Gillespie, William A. Horning, Harold Arlen, Douglas Shearer, E. Y. Harburg, Herbert Stothart
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Children & Family, Classics, Music & Musicals, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Kids’ TV
Awards:

1940 Oscar Best Music Original Song

1940 Oscar Best Music Original Score

BBFC:
Release Date:
19/06/2006
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
Brazilian Portuguese, Castilian Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Castillian, Complex Mandarin, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, German Hard of Hearing, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Sing-along Feature
  • Commentary by Historian John Fricke with Barbara Freed-Saltzman
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Storybook
  • The Restoration of Oz Featurette
  • Cast profiles
  • 4 Documentaries: Making of, Memories of Oz, The Art of Imagination, The Legacy of Oz
  • 3 Shorts
  • Outtakes and Deleted Scenes
  • Still Galleries
  • Trailers
  • And More!
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/11/2009
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
Brazilian Portuguese Dolby Digital 1.0, Castilian Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0, English Dolby Digital 1.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby TrueHD 5.1, French Dolby Digital 1.0, German Dolby Digital 1.0, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
Brazilian, Castillian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour and B & W
Bonus:
  • Sing-along Feature
  • Commentary by Historian
  • John Fricke with Barbara Freed-Saltzman
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Storybook
  • The Restoration of Oz Featurette
  • Cast profiles
  • 4 Documentaries: Making of, Memories of Oz, The Art of Imagination, The Legacy of Oz
  • 3 Shorts Outtakes and Deleted Scenes
  • Still Galleries
  • Trailers
  • 3 Documentaries: Victor Fleming: Master Craftsman, L. Frank Baum: The Man Behind the Curtain
  • Dreamer of Oz TV Special
  • Shorts
  • Featurette His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz
  • The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914) Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914)
  • The Wizard of Oz (1925)
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the special features
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/11/2014
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
Brazilian Portuguese, Castilian Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Subtitles:
Brazilian, Castillian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, German Hard of Hearing, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/10/2019
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
Czech LPCM 1.0 Mono, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Digital 5.1, Hungarian LPCM 1.0 Mono, Latin American Spanish LPCM 1.0 Mono, Polish LPCM 1.0 Mono, Russian Dolby Digital 5.1, Thai Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Arabic, Castillian, Chinese, Complex Mandarin, Czech, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, French, German Hard of Hearing, Hungarian, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Polish, Russian, Thai
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour (Sepia Tone)
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Commentary Featuring 'Oz' Historian John Fricke with Barbara Freed-Saltzman (Daughter of Arthur Freed) and the Film's Cast and Crew
  • The Wonderful 'Wizard of Oz': The Making of a Movie Classic

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Classic - The Wizard of Oz review by GI

Spoiler Alert
09/04/2021

A timeless family classic and dedicated to 'the young at heart' the film is often cited as the most viewed film of all time and for many years was a Christmas TV favourite. It is of course a very clever fantasy film and actually quite a dark and at times scary story which is about growing up and understanding the important things in life above and beyond material gain. It's also one of the earliest films that used the world of dreams and the subconscious to weave its narrative. Based on a famous children's book it begins in Kansas during the 1930s and follows a young girl, Dorothy (Judy Garland) who lives with her Aunt and Uncle on their farm. Her best friend is her small dog who she protects fiercely against the nasty Miss Gulch, the richest woman in the county. But injured in a tornado Dorothy finds herself transported to the magical world of Oz where with the aid of a scarecrow (Ray Bolger), a tin man (Jack Haley) and a lion (Bert Lahr) she has to find the all powerful wizard (Frank Morgan) to help her get home but she has to face the evil plans of a wicked witch (Margaret Hamilton). With the 'real' world shot in bland sepia tones and the 'fantasy' world in rich technicolor this has some wonderful songs, the most famous being 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' (which at one time was going to be cut from the film!) and some great dance and comedy performances making this is a joy of a film but tinged with the very scary witch and her flying apes. You can see the influence of this tale on later fantasy stories not least The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings. For it's time the effects hold up remarkably well too. It's a film that every child should see and one that adults can still really enjoy, it's a delight even after all these years.

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