DVD 103 mins IMDB
G (General Audience)
The Wizard Of Oz
Warner Home Video (1939)
In Collection

Seen It:
Family, Musical, Fantasy
USA  /  English

Judy Garland Dorothy
Frank Morgan Professor Marvel
Ray Bolger Hunk
Bert Lahr Zeke
Charles Grapewin Uncle Henry
Jack Haley Hickory
Billie Burke Glinda
Margaret Hamilton Miss Gulch
Charley Grapewin Uncle Henry
Pat Walshe Nikko

Director Victor Fleming; Richard Thorpe
Producer Victor Fleming; Mervyn LeRoy
Writer Noel Langley; Florence Ryerson
Cinematography Harold Rosson
Musician Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Harold Arlen; Modest Mussorgsky; Robert Schumann; H.R. Bishop; Herbert Stothart; Egbert Van Alstyne

Dorothy (Judy Garland) lives on a Kansas farm with her aunt (Clara Blandick) and uncle (Charley Grapewin). When a nasty neighbor wants to take her dog away, Dorothy runs away. She meets Professor Marvel (Frank Morgan) who looks into his crystal ball and sends her home. On the way, a cyclone blows up. Her aunt and uncle and their 3 hired hands, Hunk (Ray Bolger), Hickory (Jack Haley), and Zeke (Bert Lahr) have all gone into the storm cellar, but Dorothy can't get in. Back in the house she's knocked out by a window being blown in. Her house lands in Munchkinland in the land of Oz. Glinda, the good witch, (Billie Burke) tells her her house killed the Wicked Witch of the East. Giving her the witch's ruby slippers, Glinda advisess Dorothy to go to the wizard in the Emerald City but to beware the Wicked Witch of the West.. Dorothy follows the yellow brick road meeting the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion who help her along the way. At the Emerald City the wizard says "Bring me the witch's broomstick, and I'll help you". Though almost killed, the quartet melts the witch and takes her broomstick. The wizard offers Dorothy a hot air balloon trip home, but she misses the ride. Then Glinda tells her to click the ruby slippers together and she'll be back to Kansas. Back in Kansas, no one believes her tale.

Edition Details
Distributor Warner Bros.
Edition Collector's Edition
Barcode 012569677050
Region Region 1
Release Date 10/25/2005
Packaging Digipak
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Mono [English]
Dolby Digital Mono [French]
Dolby Surround [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 3

Disc 1: "The Making of..." Documentary "The Making of..." Featurette(s) Audio Vault Cast/Crew Biographies Closed Captioned Commentary Deleted/Extended Scenes Documentary DVD Storybook Featurette(s) Historical Documentary Home Movies Insert-sheet Making Of... Misc. & more. Musical Score Outtakes Photo Gallery Poster Repoduction Scene Access Short Film(s) Theatrical Trailer(s) TV Spots/Advertising 5-Earlier Visualizations of Oz on Screen: "The Wizard of Oz" (1910), "The Magic Cloak of Oz" (1914), "His Majesty, The Scarecrow of Oz" (1914), "The Wizard of Oz" (1925) - Restored Silent Version featuring Oliver Hardyand a New Score, "The Wizard of Oz" (1933 Cartoon).Reproductions of rare original 1939 Memorabilia: 10 Portraits and On-Set Photographs, Premiere Program,M-G-M Studio News, Photoplay Studies,Campaign Book & Facsimiles of Premiere Invitation and Ticket.