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Wizard of Oz - 3 Disc collectors edition R1

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I've yet to watch this set, but I picked it up for £9 or so in a sale so it was a steal - I love the publicity/premiere material you get with it. Looking forward to actually watching the discs.
You know MGM released a great Laserdisc set in 1994.  There were lots of great stuff on that laserdisc set.  I was so mad that hurricane Katriana ruined my home and this laserdisc set was lost because of it.  However it was the first thing I re-bought.  The New 3 disc DVD set has much most of the stuff on the laserdisc set however I still will never part with the laserdisc.  
Without a doubt, this set is one of the best DVD releases ever. A gorgeous transfer and more background material than you could ever expect.
3rd disc
Bran MacEachaidh wrote: G'day Keith,
I'm in R4, and we didn't get the 3-discer here, just the 2-disc that -- far as I can tell -- is identical to your 2-disc set.

Do you reckon the third disc is worth going for ?  I was curious especially to see the earlier silent-movie version of the story on that 3rd disc -- what did you think about it ?  Worth seeing ?

Just wanted to hear your thoughts, mate.


I enjoyed the 3rd disc which included the history of Mr. Baum very much.  It went into much detail and lasted about 28 min.  The other material (except the cartoon) I was not interested in, perhaps because I'm not from that age.  The cartoon was enjoyable to see.  I use to see similar cartoons from that era when I was a child and enjoyed them.  I'm glad I got the 3 disc set for the history of L. Frank Baum alone.
I should get it sometime... behind on a lot of dvd releases lately.
I sure liked the set. Although, the canadian version gets screwed out of the 1933 cartoon inexplicably.

Definately get it if your a fan, you not only get the extra disc, but all those extra print materials too.
G'day Keith,
I'm in R4, and we didn't get the 3-discer here, just the 2-disc that -- far as I can tell -- is identical to your 2-disc set.

Do you reckon the third disc is worth going for ?  I was curious especially to see the earlier silent-movie version of the story on that 3rd disc -- what did you think about it ?  Worth seeing ?

Just wanted to hear your thoughts, mate.
Wizard of Oz - 3 Disc collectors edition R1
I've completed watching all 3 discs.  I really enjoyed all the extra material on the 2 discs.  It is a wealth of goodies to enjoy.  I was hoping for more information about the making of the special effects in the Wizard's room though, meaning the fire and smoke effects.

The restored movie was fabulous.  Very vivid, more colorful and sharper that what I had before.  They did a great job.  I understand they had the original print to work with this time.

I was just wondering how you folks liked the set?  I haven't found any easter eggs.  Not that I expected more from this set, but they are fun to find and was expecting to find some.  That doesn't mean that there aren't any! :D