The Wizard of Oz

1939, G, 101 min. Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Fri., Nov. 6, 1998

The Wizard of Oz

This special edition re-release commemorating the 60th anniversary of America's beloved classic has been digitally restored and remastered in Dolby Digital Stereo Sound. It's been 25 years since the movie's last theatrical run, which means that just about everyone is overdue for seeing this marvelous spectacle the way it was meant to be seen. (But even though the MPAA has doled out a G rating for this new release, do remember how truly scary all those flying monkeys and melting witches can be on young, impressionable eyes.) A particularly fun Web site with a movie timeline and lots of sound clips, photos, lyrics, and posters can be found at http://www.thewizardof Click those ruby slippers and be off to see the Wizard.

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