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Coming home on 3D Blu-Ray and DVD on 1st July 2013 is Oz The Great and Powerful. Based on the books of Frank L Baum author of ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ and directed by Sam Raimi ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ is certainly one of this years brightest fantasy adventures, for all of the family.

 

The story may lack the brains, heart and courage of the 1939 ‘The Wizard of Oz’, but it is still an enjoyable adventure none the less. Featuring James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a small-time magician who is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams) he is reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz, and must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late.

The features from the Blu-Ray include:

BLU-RAY:

  • Walt Disney and the Road to OZ – It was well known that Disney had a fascination with Oz since he was a child.  See how that fascination grew into inspiration as he began planning for his own rendition of the stories in the famous Baum books.
  • My Journey In Oz By James Franco – A personal story produced and directed by James Franco
  • China Girl And The Suspension Of Disbelief – This expose 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 the voice of China Girl, Joey King.
  • Before Your Very Eyes: From Kansas To Oz – Production designer Robert Stromberg takes viewers through the set design 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.
  • Mr. Elfman’s Musical Concoctions – An interview with composer Danny Elfman unveils his inspiration in scoring the Oz film.
  • Bloopers

 

The DVD will feature the Walt Disney and the Road to OZ feature as well as the bloopers.

 

Out on DVD and 3D Blu-Ray in the UK on 1st July 2013