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WIZARD OF OZ BEING CONVERTED TO 3D

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 […]

KUBRICK’S FIRST FEATURE WILL SURFACE ON HOME VIDEO

September 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fear and Desire, Stanley Kubrick’s first feature, reportedly made for $10,000 and originally released theatrically in a single New York art house in 1953, has been restored and is due to be released on DVD and Blu-ray by Kino Classics on Oct. 23. Since the 1953 release, it has been seen only by a handful […]

24 MINUTES TO BE RESTORED TO U.K. VERSION OF THE SHINING

August 24, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

For the first time, all 144 minutes of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson, will be shown in Britain, beginning on Halloween. It will be 24 minutes longer than the version that has been shown in U.K. theaters and available on home video since 1980, when the movie was originally released. The restored film […]

CASABLANCA RETURNING TO THEATERS AFTER 70 YEARS

March 6, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Casablanca, which is on just about every film critic’s top-ten-of-all-time list, has received another digital facelift and is being re-released again on March 21, its 70th anniversary. But not just on DVD and Blu-ray Disc — that comes on March 27 — but also in brick-and-mortar theaters. “There are few things more thrilling for movie […]

THEY’RE OFF TO RESTORE THE WIZARD AGAIN

February 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Perhaps no motion picture in history has been “restored” so frequently as MGM’s classic The Wizard of Oz. It is about to undergo yet another restoration in time for its 75th anniversary in 2014. Warner Bros. Home Video, which now owns rights to the film, said on Tuesday that it plans to stop shipping all […]