Everything we do watch it for, however, is meticulously and powerfully presented in this transfer. Somehow it boosts resolution to astounding degrees and yet still looks like film. For any movie of any era that's a feat, but for one from 1939, it's almost a miracle. Could the virtual reality edition of The Wizard of Oz be next? If it's anything like this, I say bring it on!
A wide dynamic scale, excellent fidelity, and pleasing tonal depth enhance the impact of Herbert Stothart's Oscar-winning music score, and all the vocals sound full-bodied and resonant. Garland's rendition of "Over the Rainbow" is one of cinema's most iconic moments, and never has it exuded more richness, warmth, and purity of tone than it does here. All the dialogue and song lyrics are crystal clear, so even if you don't know the movie by heart like I do, you'll easily understand every line. Any age-related surface noise has been carefully scrubbed away, and no distortion, even during the most active sequences, creeps into the mix.
Note: You will have to press the G or H keys to fix the subtitle syncing. Listen to the audio carefully and fix the subtitle to accurately sync with your movie. Some subtitles can be way off and you might require them to be delayed by a couple of seconds in order to sync with the spoken words of a movie. 2b1af7f3a8