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Title: The Wizard Of Oz: Special Edition
Starring: Judy Garland
Released: November 16, 2005
SRP: $29.95

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One of the most popular films of all time has received a long awaited special edition thanks to Warner Home Video. The Wizard Of Oz has been crying out for a collector's release, and thankfully this one won't disappoint. The two-disc release will be enclosed in a deluxe case featuring an eleven second sound bite (which must play when you open the case, similar to those novelty gift cards you can buy I suppose) as well as a host of special features. Here's a rundown on what is included in the release:

Disc One
- New 2005 “Ultra Resolution” digital master from restored film elements
- New commentary by historian John Fricke with selected archival audio comments by a range of contributors
- Prettier Than Ever: The Restoration of Oz featurette
- We Haven’t Really Met Properly…supporting cast profile gallery, narrated by Angela Lansbury
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz storybook, read by Angela Lansbury
- Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack
- Original mono and music-and-effects-only audio tracks

Disc Two
- Documentaries on the movie’s creation and impact
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic hosted by Angela Lansbury and Memories of Oz -- two original TV specials
- All-New: The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz, Because of the Wonderful Things it Does: The Legacy of Oz
- Harold Arlen’s on-set home videos
- Outtakes and deleted scenes
- It’s a Twister! It’s a Twister! The tornado special effects tests
- Vintage vault featurettes
- Extensive stills gallery
- More than six hours of audio -only treasures, including an "Oz jukebox" of recording session materials, radio shows and promos
- Off to See the Wizard featurette
- Theatrical trailer gallery

Totalling over 100 minutes, the special features are sure to please all fans of the film, making this an outstanding special edition treatment on the surface. We'll try and bring you cover art as soon as possible. Look out for the two-disc set on shelves from November 16, 2005.

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