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The Wiz Blu-ray

United States
Universal Studios | 1978 | 135 min | Rated G | Nov 30, 2010

The Wiz (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: DTS 5.1

Subtitles
English, French, Spanish

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50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.1 of 54.1
Audio 4.8 of 54.8
Extras 2.8 of 52.8
Based on 3 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Musical100%
Family95%
Fantasy38%
Adventure-
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The Wiz

 (1978)

The Wiz Blu-ray offers solid video and superb audio, but overall it's a mediocre Blu-ray release

Modern update of 'The Wizard of Oz' with Diana Ross as Dorothy leading her gang of no-gooders to the disco chic city of New York.

For more about The Wiz and the The Wiz Blu-ray release, see the The Wiz Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 2.5 out of 5.

Starring: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross
Director: Sidney Lumet

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The Wiz Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

The Wiz was a fairly ugly looking film in its original theatrical release, perhaps due to Lumet wanting a gritty ambience, and that same ugly garishness is reproduced on this AVC encoded Blu-ray, in 1080p and 1.85:1. There are moments that really bristle with excellent detail, and pop with nicely saturated color. Note the final segment with Diana Ross and Lena Horne, for example, where Horne's cobalt blue, gem encrusted costume sparkles brilliantly, and black levels are absolutely superb. In that same sequence, at the end of "Home," when Ross tilts her head back, you can seemingly see right through her nasal cavities into her cranium. At other times, though, this is a very soft looking transfer, with a lot of grain and drab looking colors. The opening segment in the Harlem apartment shows all of these tendencies. Some of the special effects look pretty cheesy in this new hi-def upgrade, with matte lines clearly visible and opticals adding to the already abundant grain structure.


The Wiz Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

Despite its flaws, The Wiz does feature a charming, if truncated, score that is mostly brilliantly sung, and the lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix does very, very well with this material. Ross, who is really a rather small voiced singer, manages to cut loose a couple of times, delivering some raw emotion on tunes like "Home," and she sounds magnificent on this DTS track. Jackson is also a joy to listen to, with none of the vocal tics which would dot his later performances. The orchestra sounds great as well, with full bodied brass and strings punching up Smalls' gospel-tinged melodies. Surround activity is decent, if not overwhelming, with some nice immersive moments, including the initial cyclone which dissoves into the "new, improved" Oz in New York City. Several of the group scenes especially have some nice surround activity. Dialogue is clear and easy to hear, and the overall balance in the musical segments is satisfying as well.



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The Wiz Blu-ray Announced - August 25, 2010

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that, on November 30, it will release the 1978 Sidney Lumet movie The Wiz, a re-imagining of the Wizard of Oz tale, based on the Broadway musical of the same title, starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. It will ...




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