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. And while Oz's TV broadcasts are now controlled by media mogul Ted Turner (who owns the rights), the advent of home video has made this lively musical a mainstay in the staple diet of great American films. 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
This deluxe gift pack edition includes a script reproduction, still photos, and reproduced theatrical posters. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
My favourite movie!! I could not go wrong.. .Love the picture book... haven't had time to watch everything but, I know it will be great!!Published 1 day ago by Jocelyne Rochon
Love this film and the packaging and the bonus stuff. I rarely buy these "Anniversary" editions but for this (and the incredible sale price!!!) I had no hesitation. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Vincent A. Mowatt
I am giving it as a xmas present. So I will know then. But it seems very good. The package is very appealing.
I think itis important that kids see this classic film.
Awesome gift set!!! Perfect Christmas present, with so much bonus items I was pleasantly surprised. It is also a limited edition box set and so worth every penny!Published 8 days ago by Louisa Mobilio
Was more than I expected, fantastic package and so cheap, what a deal!!!! Thank you Amazon!Published 8 days ago by Nicole Hamilton