Netflix, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, today announced that it will treat America to a free and commercially uninterrupted online screening of the newly restored 1939 classic, “The Wizard of Oz,” on Saturday, October 3, 2009. The film, celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and to be reissued later this month by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, can be instantly streamed for free for 24 hours, from 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, October 3 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern the following day, by visiting www.netflix.com/wizardofoz.
While anyone in America can instantly watch “The Wizard of Oz” online on a computer on October 3, Netflix members on an unlimited plan will be able to instantly watch “The Wizard of Oz” in hi-definition on their TVs via a range of Netflix ready devices. Those devices include Netflix ready Blu-ray disc players and new Internet TVs from LG Electronics; Blu-ray disc players from Samsung; the Roku digital video player; Microsoft’s Xbox 360 game console; and TiVo digital video recorders.
To celebrate the iconic film’s return to the spotlight, Netflix also announced it will host a free live concert and movie screening on Tuesday, September 29 in New York’s Central Park. The concert will feature contemporary interpretations of classic songs from the “The Wizard of Oz” by the Academy Award®-winning actress and Grammy Award®-winning singer Jennifer Hudson and two-time American Country Music Award® and two-time “Dancing with the Stars” winner Julianne Hough.
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