Warner Bros. Announces 3D Conversion for 'The Wizard of Oz'

Posted 2:04 PM October 3rd, 2012 by Jeff Giles
The Wizard of Oz

In thrilling news for Pink Floyd fans with 3D television sets, Warner Bros. has announced that it'll be adding a third dimension to one of its all-time classics next year.

Timed as part of Warners' yearlong 90th anniversary celebration, the new-look 'Wizard' is scheduled to hit stores next fall, one of a barrage of new or remastered titles that should have collectors maxing out their credit lines all year long.

As Collider reports, WB's 90th anniversary series includes one 100-disc box (The Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film DVD Collection), one 50-disc box (The Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Blu-ray Collection), and a number of smaller collections, including five 20-film sets (Best Pictures, Musicals, Romance, Comedy, and Thrillers) three animation collections (Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes, and DC Comics), and The Best of Warner Bros. Superman Collection.

Among all these releases, several titles will be making their way to Blu-ray for the first time, including all of James Dean's films and Driving Miss Daisy. As you might imagine, the sticker prices are not for the faint of heart -- just picking up the big DVD and Blu-ray boxes will set you back roughly $1200.

Aside from a rough estimate for its release date ("September or October"), not much is known about The Wizard of Oz's 3D conversion -- but if the studio takes as much care as it did when Wizard made its Blu-ray debut a couple of years ago, fans can look forward to a one-of-a-kind visual treat.

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