Film studios have been exploring IMAX 3D re-releases of older films a lot lately. From Titanic 3D to Top Gun 3D to Jurassic Park 3D, the re-releases have proven to be somewhat successful, with very little downside.
Now, a true classic in the strictest sense of the word, The Wizard of Oz, is getting the IMAX 3D treatment!
In honor of the film's 75th anniversary, The Wizard of Oz will hit 400 IMAX theaters across America this September, followed by a 5-disc Blu-ray set on October 1. It seems Warner Bros. may have jumped the gun a bit, however, as the film's original August 25, 1939 release date makes it just under 74 years old.
No matter how old it is, though, The Wizard of Oz is a doubtless masterpiece. The film received a prequel this year, with Sam Raimi's Oz: the Great and Powerful.
Catch the 3D re-release in IMAX theaters for one week only, beginning September 20.