The Wizard of Oz 3D IMAX Experience
Yep, I'm pretty damn excited to see The Wizard of Oz in Imax 3-D. It was an 18 month transfer process and this review from Edge On The Net has given me a lot of hope that this has been artfully done and will be an immersive experience in the best way possible. No, I'm not a huge fan of 3-D technology, but I'm a true geek for this film and have seen it more than fifty times. When I was a kid, the time when this movie came out on television was my Christmas. I would look forward to it weeks in advance, and on the night it aired we would make special treats, plop down in front of the television, and I'd record it on a portable tape recorder for later enjoyment throughout the year (pre VHS).
I've seen it at least fifteen different times on the big screen (including once at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in L.A.) since then and every time I do, I am gifted with a little bit of the kidlike wonder I felt back then. It makes me feel innocent again, the way I felt when I was certain there was magic in the world, and there's no better feeling than that.
I highly encourage everyone to check it out and show the suits that there is still interest in the film, even seventy five years after it was originally screened. Here's the trailer to pique your interest.
I'm seeing it tomorrow with my best friend, and promise to report back.