USA music 1939 color 102 min.
Director: Victor Fleming
CAV: out-of-print collectible
2 discs, catalog # CC1159L

Travel somewhere over the rainbow with Dorothy (Judy Garland) and Toto, to an enchanted land of merriment and munchkins. This Criterion special edition celebrated the film's 50th Anniversary. It features an exclusive transfer that brings out the saturated Technicolor hues and stunning sepia-toned footage.

Winner of Video Review's 1989 ViRA award for Best Special Features, Criterion's The Wizard of Oz features:

  • Audio commentary by film historian Ron Haver
  • Excerpts from the 1903 stage production and 1925 silent film version
  • Publicity and advertising footage, including the 1956 re-release trailer
  • Production materials from director Victor Fleming's notebook
  • The deleted "jitterbug" scene featuring Buddy Ebsen as the Tin Man
  • Behind-the-scenes footage, including costume and make-up tests

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