Oz The Great And Powerful Blu-ray Combo Pack Review

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I received the movie below for review purposes, all opinions are my own.

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I seems unreal, but Oz The Great and Powerful is nearly available on DVD and Blu-ray.  Just this past February I had the opportunity to travel to LA as a guest of Disney to attend the premiere of this magical film.  It was amazing to see the movie in the historical El Capitan Theatre with the actors of the movie.  Obviously it is much more normal for me to watch movies at home curled up with a snug blanket in my pajamas:)  And thanks to Disney once again, I have the chance to watch this film from the comfort of home whenever I want.  Oz The Great and Powerful will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on June 11th.

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Having had an opportunity to interview all the stars of the film, it was especially fun to revisit the Land of Oz.  Knowing a bit more about the behind the scenes stories than when I first saw the film, I was able to view the movie a little differently.  Just as with any film, re-watching scenes leads to discovering new things you didn’t even notice before.

Film Synopsis:

When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot. Fame and fortune are his for the taking. That is until he meets three witches: Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting.  Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late.  Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity and even a bit of wizardry, Oscar transforms himself not only into a great wizard but into a better man as well.

Of course one of the best parts is being able to share the experience with my children.  They love the floating bubbles and find James Franco to be hilarious as Oz.  The witches within the film are fun and the flying monkeys are scary making the movie best suited for children eight and older.  Though we did let my almost six year old watch the Blu-ray with us.  We find that movies aren’t quite as intense from the comfort of home as they are in the movie theater.

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I find myself completely enthralled with the costumes of the leading ladies.  I had the opportunity to see a couple of these dresses in real life and they were divine…..very small, but divine:)  Check out the feature below with information regarding these extraordinary costumes.

Here is the scoop on the Blu-ray and DVD extras.

Bonus Features:
 
Blu-ray:

The Magic of “Oz The Great and Powerful” (Second Screen Experience) – An immersive Second Screen experience that details all things Oz.  From an interactive map full of secrets and surprises, to an inside look at the spectacular world of Oz. All fans need to do is download the special “The Magic of Oz The Great and Powerful: Second Screen” App (which is free and currently available for immediate download at the iTunes Store for iPads) which provides fans with infinite opportunities to remain connected to their favorite film, its cast of characters and to dive deeper into the magical world of Oz. This App provides exclusive access to invigorating and exclusive content including:

The Enchanting Characters and Creatures of Oz – From Munchkins and Tinkers to good witches, bad witches, and flying baboons, this piece follows each character and creature of the Land of Oz from inspiration to final outcome.

The Sounds of Magical Oz – What adds fragility to the sounds of China Girl’s footsteps; ferocity to the tornado; or weight to the flutter of Finley’s flapping wings?

Sleight of Hand: Zach Braff Puppet Theater – Actor, and voice of Finley, Zach Braff introduces viewers to the Finley mockup.

Mariah Carey Music Video

Bloopers

My Journey in Oz by James Franco – A personal story produced and directed by James Franco.

Mr. Elfman’s Musical Concoctions – An interview with composer Danny Elfman unveils his inspiration in scoring “Oz The Great And Powerful.”

China Girl and the Suspension of Disbelief – This feature uncloaks the several forms of movie magic employed to bring China Girl to life, from the initial artwork and character design, to the on-set puppeteering during filmmaking, and finally, through each stage of the visual-effects process; and includes an interview with Joey King, the voice of China Girl.

Before Your Very Eyes: From Kansas to Oz – Production designer Robert Stromberg takes viewers through the set design of the Land of Oz, from sketching his original ideas on a napkin, through to the final set pieces and the accompanying visual effects.

Mila’s Metamorphosis – Lead makeup artist Howard Berger expands on one of the oldest, most tried-and-true forms of movie magic: makeup design and effects.

Walt Disney and the Road to Oz – It is well known that Walt Disney had a fascination with the Land of Oz since he was a child.  See how that fascination grew into inspiration as he began planning for his own adaptation of the stories in the classic Baum books.

 DVD:

  • Bloopers
  • Walt Disney and the Road to Oz


My personal favorite are the bloopers!  I love seeing the actors mess up and act silly as themselves:)

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Comments

  1. I so want to see this movie. It looks like a great movie.

  2. Awesome movie. We have watched it many times already and just purchased it last weekend.

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