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'The Wizard of Oz' to Get IMAX 3D Re-Release in September

Thompson on Hollywood By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 4, 2013 at 2:30PM

Well, this will be divisive. 1939's "The Wizard of Oz," in anticipation of its 75th anniversary in 2014, is slated for a big-screen re-release in September of this year. And it will screen in IMAX 3-D.
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Billie Burke and Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz"
Billie Burke and Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz"

Well, this will be divisive. 1939's "The Wizard of Oz," in anticipation of its 75th anniversary in 2014, is slated for a big-screen re-release in September of this year. And it will screen in IMAX 3-D. 

The film will feature an impressive digital upgrade in terms of sound and visuals, but the question remains whether fans will embrace the 3-D remastering or not. The 3-D re-releases of "Titanic" and "Jurassic Park" are one thing. But neither of those films, despite the box office numbers, have the hallowed nostalgia of Victor Fleming's candy-colored trip down the yellow brick road.

The re-release kicks off a week-long engagement at IMAX theaters across North America on September 20. On October 1, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release a limited "The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition," which features the new 3-D version of the film and more, including an all-new documentary on the 1939 production.

Would you see "The Wizard of Oz" in 3-D? Or would a 2-D re-release of this classic be more appealing?

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