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October 4, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick called it a “bombshell announcement” — the revelation by Warner Bros. that it is working on a 3D conversion/restoration of the classic MGM musical The Wizard of Oz to be released on Blu-ray disc next year. At a news conference, studio executives suggested that the 3D version might also be released theatrically, but most reporters assumed that, should that plan materialize, the movie would likely be screened on a one-night-only basis like other recent 3D restorations of the classic films (like tonight’s screening of Lawrence of Arabia.). Warner’s made the announcement at a news conference to unveil plans for a slew of restored studio-owned classics to be released next year as the studio celebrates its 90th anniversary. Among them: 1927’s The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson — the very first sound movie.