If the running time of "Wizard of Oz" on Blu-Ray is "98 mins." I won't buy it. It will probably be running at the WRONG speed - 25 fps. There is no excuse for speedup on PAL Blu-Ray discs. So why are you distorting this classic by speeding it up? Or perhaps you are incorrectly repeating the running time of the standard DVD version. Which is it? I am not going to buy this film unless it has its original, vital dimensions, including the correct running time of at least 100 mins (at 24 fps). Classic (visual) films especially suffer and are cheapened when their innate rhythm is interfered with. yours, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fingers crossed, it will be ok - I can't see how it could have PAL speedup, if it does it would surely have to be done deliberately by the studio and that just wouldn't make sense. My guess is that they are just quoting the PAL running time incorrectly from their 'records' or whatever and the actual film should be fine. I won't buy it until the running time is confirmed though.
I can confirm that the blu-ray edition of 'The Wizard of Oz' has NO Pal speed-up, it plays perfectly at its original speed (the box confirms the running time as 102 minutes). You may also be interested to know that the film is not widescreen but is presented in its original aspect ratio - this means watching it with black bars at the side of your widescreen TV but I'm absolutely fine with that, anything else would ruin the presentation.