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Fantasy adventure directed by Sam Raimi. Acting as a prequel to the much-loved classic 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939), the film explores how the titular hero, Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a largely unsuccessful circus magician in Kansas, may have found his way to the Land of Oz and his early days in the magical realm. Seeing his new home as a world of opportunity, Oz firmly believes his luck has changed for the better when he is introduced to three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who suggest that he is destined for greatness beyond his imagination. However, before Oscar can realise his true potential, he must journey through Oz and come face-to-face with the problems that haunt the fantastic land.

Starring:
Bill Cobbs, Rachel Weisz
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
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Starring Bill Cobbs, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff, Michelle Williams, Tony Cox, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Joey King
Director Sam Raimi
Genres Fantasy
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 1 July 2013
Main languages English
Subtitles Greek, Estonian, Russian, English, lithuanian, latvian
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Starring Bill Cobbs, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff, Michelle Williams, Tony Cox, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Joey King
Director Sam Raimi
Genres Fantasy
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 1 July 2013
Main languages English
Subtitles Greek, Estonian, Russian, English, lithuanian, latvian

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. L. Moreland VINE VOICE on 5 Sept. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Having missed this at the cinema I was looking forward to getting the 3D DVD. After weeks of waiting for the price to drop I finally made my purchase, and was glad I did!

The film, a prequel to 'The wizard of Oz', tells of the magician (played magnificently by James Franco) and his journey to Oz and how he came to be the wizard. It is a great tale and fun for everyone, although as a PG may be too scary for the little ones. The effects and top notch as is the acting and the 3D if terrific!

There are tons of special features and also comes with standard Bluray disc.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jakeisthecoolest on 31 July 2013
Format: DVD
I'd like to start by saying this is the first film I've watched on DVD and been annoyed I didn't bother seeing it in 3D at the cinema.
Visually it is stunning and you can see how the 3D aspects were built into the story not just tacked on. Unlike other visual show pieces, like the god-awful Avatar, this does have some charm beyond its looks.
Story wise the film is in a difficult place as it tries to find a place in the vast landscape of the Oz cannon, from Frank Baum's original novels to the 1939 film classic, from the recent Gregory McGuire books to the stage musical of said books. The problem is that we have too many per-conceived ideas of what should happen in the story, and while it does well to tie all the threads together satisfactorily, it means it fails to spread its own monkey wings and fly.
Still a great film but maybe not the classic it could of been.
Decent extras.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stephen Redman VINE VOICE on 31 Mar. 2014
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An excellent prequel that sets up the Wizard of Oz. A genuine story in its own right, this plot is good and well acted. I cannot imagine why you wouldn't enjoy watching this, especially if you like the original. This isn't a musical though(!)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. Fowler on 5 Jan. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I`ve always been too old to appreciate the sweetness of 'The Wizard Of Oz',so I just watched this because there was nothing else on.And was pleasantly surprised.This is not only a film aimed at children,but also at imaginative older Sam Raimi types.The silliness and pantomime elements are restricted to a short musical scene and the cackling of the Wicked Witch,who seems out of place in this modern take on the story.The cast is well chosen,the scenery beautiful and the witty dialogue is occasionally a little too elaborate for many children to understand.
I`ve never been impressed with James Franco until this film-Not only is he the lead but he`s playing a character whose moral compass is often trying to point in several directions at the same time.Mila Kunis is also very impressive,even though her character could be less silly-It`s my one real gripe-I suppose it has to pay homage to the original-but she nearly makes it work.The monkey and china girl are the best but they do get the best lines.
The Wizard is a trickster and those expecting big fight scenes,or a film like the Judy Garland original are likely to be disappointed,but this film is about brains and not brawn,and an attempt to recreate the original would only appeal to the biggest fans.With all those preconceptions and expectations maybe this film was never going to be a runaway success,but this is Raimis best film since Evil Dead 2.And that was 30 years ago.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 July 2013
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A few decades back now, Disney tried a new Oz movie, in the shape of Return To Oz [DVD] [1985]. Now they've brought in Director Sam Raimi to have a go at a prequel.

The story of this movie takes place before the Wizard of Oz. It's all about the Wizard himself. And how he came to be there.

Therefore fans of the Frank L. Baum books will not find much they'd recognise from those in here, aside from the setting and certain characters, since this is an all new story that tries it's best to fit the style of the world Frank L. Baum created. If you're a literary purist then whether or not this succeeds at doing that will be a matter of individual opinion.

The Wizard is actually Oscar Diggs [James Franco]. When we meet him it's in America in 1905, and he's a small time carnival magician, with somewhat dubious ethics and dreams of making it big.

Like the original Wizard of Oz movie, this has all the scenes in our world filmed in black and white. It also adopts a few of the technical tricks and styles of much older cinema in these moments. Which is a very nice touch.

James Franco does manage to carry the film very well and makes for a decent lead right from the off.

Fate conspires to bring him to Oz. Which is where it goes into colour and more modern cinema styles. Making the acquaintance of two witches [Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz] and a flying monkey, he finds that everyone is expecting the arrival of a great wizard. And that Oz is a land with problems.

Setting out to deal with these, he picks up another travelling companion along the way. But who can he trust?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lola TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 17 Sept. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
What can I say, I wish I saw this film in the cinema, in 3D. Watching all the bright colours and special effects, the Technicolor paradise if there ever was one, at home I was feeling I missed out big time.

"Oz the Great and Powerful" is a film that was greatly enjoyed by two mid-twenties girls and one 8-year old boy - a film for the family, definitely. It has loads of obviously funny sequences that will appeal to a younger audience, as well as more cleverly hidden, almost sarcastic gems that will be enjoyed by the adults. The director, Sam Raimi, did a good job. Not once throughout the film I would compare what I was seeing on screen to the loved works of Tim Burton (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (2 Disc Deluxe Edition) [DVD] [2005], anyone?! I guess it's the hat) or even Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus [DVD].

I was not sure about James Franco (generally), but he proved me wrong! He appeared to be very suitable for the role of Oz, a rogue magician turned a person with a good heart, I loved his humour. Unlike a lot of films today, "Oz the Great and Powerful" is funny enough to charm adults without damaging the earnestness of its emotions. A lot of special effects are admirable. My favourite one was the china doll.

And Michelle Williams is finally playing somebody who is not on the verge of tears. I think she even breaks into a smile a few times!

Treat your under 12s - they will love this film!
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