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The Wizard of Oz (1939) - Fan Preservation (HELP NEEDED)

timemeddler said:

how does this need preservation? The bluray was top notch.

Well, I know that, but there were several “mistakes” that were “fixed” in it since the 1998 restoration. For instance, on the “original” mono track (which is actually the 5.1 track made mono) on the Blu-ray, Dorothy now says “Oh, Toto” rather than “Oh, Toto, Toto” when Uncle Henry gives Toto to Miss Gulch. This is because the 1998 restorers thought she said “Oh, To, oh, Toto” and deleted the first two syllables.

I, at least, would like to keep my preservation as true to what MGM intended, not what Warner Bros. intended.

The Wizard of Oz (1939) - Fan Preservation (HELP NEEDED)

I’ve just decided to fan preserve 1939’s The Wizard of Oz. I will be using the 1999 DVD version for the film footage and the 1993 Ultimate Oz Laserdiscs for color correction and the extras, as well as sources from other releases. If someone could send me ISO files with rips of The Ultimate Oz Laserdiscs, the 1988 Criterion Laserdisc, and the 1989 50th Anniversary Laserdisc, that would be excellent. I will need (besides the ISO files):

  • Lossless rips of the digital tracks and PCM rips of the analog tracks (and a PCM rip of the Digital Right track on Side 1 of the Supplemental Disc) from the Ultimate Oz Laserdiscs
  • A rip of The Wizard of Oz from the 1999 DVD, with an AC3 rip of the Dolby Digital 5.1 track
  • A rip of the supplemental feature section from the 1988 Criterion Laserdisc
  • A lossless rip of the 1988 Criterion Laserdisc mono track
  • A PCM rip of the 1988 Criterion Laserdisc audio commentary by Ronald Haver (not just from the film itself, but the whole discs)
  • A PCM rip of the 1989 50th Anniversary Laserdisc M & E track
  • Rips of the foreign dubs from the 2013 Blu-ray

I also own the MGM/UA 1997 DVD, the 2005 3-disc Collector’s Edition DVD, and the VHS box set of The Ultimate Oz, but the first VHS doesn’t work anymore.

And yes, help is needed.

The Wiz: Revisited

Hi, I’m new here.
I just decided to start a fan edit of Sidney Lumet’s 1978 film, The Wiz, which is one of my guilty pleasures (I’m well aware the 1975 Broadway musical is better and actually good). I was wondering if there were complete reels of the film that someone could borrow/purchase, scan, and send the scanned versions to me for restoration. If that’s not the case, then I’ll be using the DVD as my source (I own the Blu-ray as well, but the film on it fails to rip). I would also like the reel of the film’s alternate trailer, known as the “History of Oz” trailer, to be borrowed/purchased, scanned, and have the scanned version sent to me for restoration. And yes, help is needed.

Changes to be made:

  • Nipsey Russell’s “What Would I Do If I Could Feel?” dubbed with 1975 cast album version
  • Richard Pryor’s “So… you wanted to meet the Wizard…?!” dubbed with same-worded final lyric of “So You Wanted to See the Wizard” on the 1975 cast album
  • Most Emerald City scenes and all the Wizard’s throne room scenes color-corrected (given an emerald-green tint)

Not sure what else to change… Any ideas?