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An absolute classic,
This review is from: The Wizard of Oz (2 Disc Special Edition)  [DVD] (DVD)
Magical iconic film which is beyond criticism as a true landmark of cinema. Judy Garland's Dorothy is caught up in a Kansas tornado and transported via her unconsciousness to Oz where she meets the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion who help her seek the Wizard whilst being thwarted by the evil Witch.
Many of the scenes and characters in The Wizard Of Oz have become benchmarks for later films with Garland's trip to Oz seen by many as a metaphor for the wonderful, innocence of childhood to which we can never return. This is of course all the more poignant and powerful given the actress' tragic and short adult life after making this film.
The Wizard Of Oz is a classic though still cultish film whose devotees are obsessed to the point of reading whole books on its making and impact. To those less dedicated souls like myself, it is still an excellent, surprisingly timeless picture which is well worth seeing or revisiting.