The Wizard of OZ is celebrating 80 years.The story of a young farm girl and her dog who are swept away by a tornado to the magical land of Oz, is deeply embedded in American culture. The 3D conversion was a long and complex project which Warner Brothers initiated with a very high resolution 8k scanning of the original Technicolor camera negative. The restored 2D image was then transformed by creating a depth-map of each frame to construct 3D imagery and determine distances from the viewer's vantage point. This was followed by the long process (with the use of a rotoscope) to further refine viewer distances and fully layer shapes and objects. As for the 3D experience, depth and dimensionality are more convincing than expected. Great care was invested in making the actors and their world look wondrous in 3D, and the film's elaborate sets which are already a hallmark of color, vibrancy and cinematic craft, are more immersive than ever before; almost inviting the viewer to step into the screen and tour the MGM lot. The Wizard Oz's 3D conversion comes very close to native 3D; as if the production were shot in 3D all those years ago. The result is a striking 3D presentation and a definitive transfer of the film.
Academy Ratio 1.37:1 in 3D DTS:HD Master 5.1 Sound 101 Minutes
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