The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
Wonderful News!!! even if it is not a Christmas movie
USA Today reports that The Wizard of Oz will be converted to 3D and IMAX for a one-week theatrical run in September, almost 75 years after its original release in 1939. This will be the highest-profile conversion of a 2D film, even though studios have already remastered Titanic, Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment, said: "[The Wizard of Oz] is as iconic as they come. It was one of the first movies that truly came out at you with an explosion of color."
Warner Bros are hoping to enhance the sound and images to convert the film into 3D and IMAX. Warner Bros did so quietly for months before playing it on IMAX in a test run.
Foster said: "The sound was exceptional, the sharpness was exceptional. But it's the color that stands out. What they could do is truly amazing, maybe what people felt when they first saw it."
It's part of the promotion of a 75th anniversary five-disc set of the film that will include the Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and Ultraviolet versions of the movie, along with a new documentary on the making of the film and bonus features. That will arrive on October 1. The film will get a limited theatrical run starting September 20 in 400 IMAX theaters, including those in museums. It will not appear on regular screens.
The movie will also get a limited international release, but details haven't been revealed. Foster says that while it's a beloved film, "very few people have seen The Wizard of Oz in theaters."
The MGM film starred Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Bert Lahr. It received strong reviews and was nominated for six Oscars, winning two (best score and best original song). It earned $3 million ($50 million today) at the box office, but cost $2.8 million ($46 million today) to make. Re-release increased its earnings to $16.7 million.
Foster added: "That must have been an amazing experience to see it then, to be truly taken away to another world. That's what we'd like to do."
Art: The little lights aren't twinkling. Clark: I know, Art. And thanks for noticing.
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I'm of two minds about this ... It's a cool idea, on one hand, but a movie of its reputation and multigenerational appeal doesn't need "enhancement." How about a regular theatrical re-release that will reach thousands more than a limited 3D release? As for the vibrant color---thank goodness the film was shot in IB Technicolor and carefully preserved. Only true Technicolor holds its vibrancy without fading.
I'm not sure how I feel about this. It could be cool and I'll probably go check it out but I loved The Wizard of Oz because of how great it looked how it was shot. I'm a sucker for those old vintage films, but we'll see!
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This sounds like it will be a great movie experience. I was lucky enough to catch Raiders of the Lost Ark when they released it in IMAX and i'm so glad I decided to go. It's awesome to see classics on the big screen, especially when the screen is as big as an IMAX one.