The Witches of Oz

The Witches of Oz

DVD - 2012
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Dorothy Gale is a simple girl in rural Kansas who writes children's books based on the land of Oz created by her grandfather. Her mundane life is turned upside down when she receives an offer from a big New York agency to represent her books. In New York, Dorothy soon realizes her books, and her grandfather's stories, are based in reality. The magical world of Oz and all of its inhabitants are very real and they are coming to New York City!
Publisher: [United States] : Image Entertainment, 2012
Branch Call Number: J WIT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (164 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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OlivePlaid
Apr 26, 2014

Horrible waste of 2 hours and 40+ minutes.

The girl who plays Dorothy wore a silly wig through the whole movie. It looks like the really wanted to cast Ann Hathaway but had to settle for some barely talented no name.

What a waste for the some really talented supporting actors to be stuck in this mess that made no sense and has 80s style special effects and cheap costumes.

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ashleysears
Feb 12, 2014

I never actually saw my kids watch this, though it was in the dvd player. So I am going to say that they didn't find it interesting enough to stick around - kids aged 5 9 15....

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RonNasty64
Nov 18, 2013

I didn't make it past the first 15 minutes. Was Dorothy not the Gales daughter? If she was why were the Gales shocked to see her lying on the ground after the hurricane? If she wasn't their daughter, did they adopt her? Too many questions for me and uninteresting characters = Eject.

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Boosterl16
Feb 22, 2013

Different. I just let it play as "background noise".

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charmed04
Nov 05, 2012

A terrible take on a much loved series. There are 14 books in L. Frank Baums

howardpoole Oct 24, 2012

Far too long. It lost my interest about half way thru. The "jokes" are lame- or at least directed toward a 9 year old. Special effects were not very special. Budget wasn't big for this one.

kitten55 Oct 24, 2012

Tina R. Cooper says: "For any/all adults that OZ & Dorothy, this is a must see. Now you'll get the real low-down on what really went on". Enjoyed it, totally!

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MaryJBryant
Jul 09, 2012

I agree with MissBee82.
Very long, drawn out scenes, repetitive flashbacks, bad acting...sad to see Pippin and Samwise in this movie, they could do better!

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MissBee82
Jun 03, 2012

I really didn't know what to expect from this movie, but I found the acting to be rather poor and everything a little too cheesy for my taste.

Cait_Sidhe Sep 27, 2011

A low budget film that includes not only the "main" characters from The Wizard Of Oz but also some of the lesser known characters from some of the other books in the Oz series including the Nome King, Princess Ozma and Princess Langwidere.

Despite the special effects being off, this mini series puts a whole new (and different) take on the Wizard Of Oz and introduces us to a Dorothy Gale in her 20's who has been writing books about Oz, not realising that they're suppressed memories. Enter in the Wicked Witch of The West who is after the key which will open the book that contains the Changing Word, the most powerful word in creation and which Dorothy supposedly has and you have an enjoyable film about the misadventures all of which takes place in modern day New York. Definately one for those who enjoy strange and different takes on a much loved story.

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