- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: August 25, 1939
- Originally Released: 1939
- Label: Warner Home Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
"There's no place like home."
"I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!"
Two-Disc 70th Anniversary Edition includes over two hours of all-new exclusive content: documentary on director Victor Fleming, Dreamer of Oz TV special, and Munchkin featurette!
When it was released during Hollywood's golden year of 1939, The Wizard of Oz didn't start out as the perennial classic it has since become. The film did respectable business, but it wasn't until its debut on television that this family favorite saw its popularity soar. Young Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland), her dog, Toto, and her three companions on the yellow brick road to Oz--the Tin Man (Jack Haley), the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr), and the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger)--have become pop-culture icons and central figures in the legacy of fantasy for children. As the Wicked Witch who covets Dorothy's enchanted ruby slippers, Margaret Hamilton has had the singular honor of scaring the wits out of children for more than six decades. The film's still as fresh, frightening, and funny as it was when first released. It may take some liberal detours from the original story by L. Frank Baum, but it's loyal to the Baum legacy while charting its own course as a spectacular film. Shot in glorious Technicolor, befitting its dynamic production design (Munchkinland alone is a psychedelic explosion of color and decor), The Wizard of Oz may not appeal to every taste as the years go by, but it's required viewing for kids of all ages. --Jeff Shannon
- The Movie with Commentary by Historian John Fricke
- Restoration Featurette
- Illustrated Video Storybook
- Supporting Cast Profile Roundup
- Sing-Along Feature
- The Life and Times of Original Author L. Frank Baum
- Documentary Profile of Director Victor Fleming
- The TV-Movie Special The Dreamer of Oz
- The 2007 Hollywood Walk of Fame Salute to the Munchkins