Beginning today, you can follow the yellow brick road in high definition, on a really big screen, in stereoscopy. In conjunction with the upcoming 75th Anniversary 3D Blu-ray release of Victor Fleming’s classic The Wizard of OZ coming October 1st, for one week only in select IMAX theaters, filmgoers will have the chance to see one of the most colorful and vibrant films ever made fully restored on IMAX 3D.
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of seeing it at the newly-renovated Chinese Theater in Hollywood and it really is a thing of beauty. This is the oldest film retrofitted to IMAX 3D and it works surprisingly well. There’s an obvious addition of depth, but zero loss of original picture quality or integrity. The aspect ratio remains unchanged, making this possibly the only non-widescreen 3D movie I’ve ever seen. It’s still a wonderful film, but now the images figuratively and literally jump off the screen. Regardless of how you feel about 3D, you shouldn’t miss the chance to see one of the best-produced movies of all time on glorious IMAX.
It’s only a one-week engagement, so don’t miss out. Check the IMAX site to see where it’s playing near you.