Last October we found out that Warner Brothers was planning to convert the 1939 fantasy classic The Wizard of Oz into 3D for a re-release.
At the time it was expected that the updated version would arrive in September or October a year later, and now comes word that WB has set an official re-release date for the movie, complete with its pretty little makeover. The Wizard of Oz in 3D is set to arrive in theaters on September 20th, which is in celebration of the original’s 75th anniversary.
The re-release will run for one week on 400 IMAX screens nationwide, including the ones in museums. It will not be released on standard screens, but a limited international run is being worked out.
WB is also releasing a new five-disc Blu-ray version of the movie for the 75th anniversary celebration, which will hit store shelves on October 1st.
Will you head out to theaters to see how a 1939 classic looks in 3D?
[Source: USA Today via Collider]