Let me start this by saying that I'm not what you'd call a HUGE fan of The Wizard Of Oz. I certainly like the story sure, and of course, unlike my darling wife Joyce, I'VE seen the original 1939 film starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley. A few times in fact. And even though it IS a musical, I like it. I remember as a kid, it would air on TV every year around Christmas time...Just wouldn't place it on my top-ten list. So, when we heard that Disney was making a "prequel" to the original, we weren't exactly Avengers excited about seeing it. And when it came out at the theaters, we didn't rush to the box office to purchase our tickets. But, recently we were given a copy of the Blu Ray to review and we were pleasantly surprised!
First off, if you're a fan of the 1939 original and are expecting something along those lines, you're in for a disappointment. Although it does share a lot of theming as the original, and there are a LOT of shout-outs to the original, it's not exactly as "sugar coated" as Dorothy's Oz. And (thankfully for me) it's NOT a musical! And it is a bit of a darker story.
|The Emerald City in the Land Of Oz|
|Mila Kunis as Theodora...|
|...And the Wicked Witch of the West!|
- The Magic of "Oz The Great And Powerful", an immersive Second Screen experience that details all things Oz.
- My Journey in Oz by James Franco - A personal story produced and directed by Oz himself, James Franco
- Mr. Elfman's Musical Concoctions - An interview with composer extraordinaire Danny Elfman
- China Girl and the Suspension of Disbelief - Uncloaking the forms of movie magic employed to bring the character China Girl to life
- Mila's Metamorphosis - Transforming actress Mila Kunis into....The Wicked Witch of the WEST!
- Walt Disney And The Road To Oz - A truly wonderful documentary highlighting Walt Disney's fascination with the Land Of Oz since childhood, and his quest to bring this story to life - including a failed attempt at an early live action version!
- And BLOOPERS!! - These are truly awesome!
- Blu Ray 3D+Digital Copy which includes all of the bonus features. MSRP $44.99
- Blu Ray+DVD+Digital Copy which includes all of the bonus features. MSRP $44.99
- Blu Ray+Digital Copy which also includes all of the bonus features. MSPR $39.99
- DVD+Digital Copy which includes bonus features bloopers and Walt Disney and the Road To Oz. MSPR $29.99
|Follow The Yellow Brick Road!|