“Oz the Great and Powerful” is out on DVD now, and in terms of visuals, it’s one of the most beautiful films I’ve seen so far this year. Peek behind the curtain at the costumes and read my full review here (I gave it 4 out of 5 reels), in which I wrote:
“Visually, the movie is stunning, with a gorgeous landscape of brightly colored flowers, butterflies, that iconic yellow brick road, the emerald city, and a cast of equally colorful characters. We also see lots of references to ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ including the sepia-toned Kansas that switches to color in Oz, Glinda traveling by bubble, multi-colored horses near the Emerald City, singing Munchkins, and the Wicked Witch’s fireballs.”
It’s definitely worth adding to your home collection, and I’m giving away a combo pack that includes the DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Copy. A panoply of home entertainment riches with a retail value of $28!
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Check out the amazing bonus features and clips:
- 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 (free and available for 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 exclusive content, including: The Enchanting Characters and Creatures of Oz – from munchkins and tinkers to good witches, bad witches, and flying baboons, following each character in 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
- 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. Also 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’s 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.
“Oz the Great & Powerful” Trailer:
James Franco’s “My Journey in Oz” Featurette – Bonus Feature:
“The Influence of Classic Disney” – Bonus Feature:
Theodora’s Transformation – Clip:
China Girl Joins the Party – Clip: