Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

DVD - 2005 | Full screen ed
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When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog, Toto, and starts to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return home, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the all-mighty Wizard of Oz will help them, but they have to get to the Emerald City before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2005]
Edition: Full screen ed
ISBN: 9781419810824
1419810820
Branch Call Number: DVDJ WIZAR
PZ7.B327 Wiz 2005
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (102 min.) : sd., col. and b&w (sepia tone) ; 4 3/4 in

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ManMachine
Jul 30, 2019

(*Memorable movie quote*) - "Lions (!?) and Tigers (!?) and Bears (!?) - Oh, My!!" (Repeat!)

Heels click, spells are cast, and houses fly over the rainbow in this marvelous Technicolor Fantasy/Adventure story from Hollywood's glorious heyday.

Beautiful set-designs, impressive make-up effects, memorable songs, and a wonderful cast all add up to a truly dazzling movie-experience.

1939's "The Wizard of Oz" is, without question, an ultimate and incomparable classic from yesteryear.

"Oh, Auntie Em.... There's no place like home!"

(*Be sure to watch the iconic Judy Garland "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" music-video*)

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Derringer
Jul 27, 2019

"The Wizard of Oz" is probably one of the most famous Hollywood films of the 1930's and, maybe, even the 1940's. No matter what age a person might be they are all familiar with this one. Ask anyone to name one of the most popular films of that particular era in film history and, you can bet, 8 times out of 10, that they'll say "The Wizard of Oz".

As I understand it, when this film was first released in 1939 it really wasn't a colossal hit. I mean, it did do well enough at the box-office. But it wasn't a mega-hit. It wasn't until the 1950's and the coming of TV where it was broadcast as an annual movie-event at Christmastime that it attracted a humongous audience and from there it became one of the most phenomenally popular films of all time.

Anyway - As the story goes - Personally, it's beyond me why Dorothy was so adamant about returning to the dry, drab, and dismal living conditions of Kansas. Oz was such a magnificent place to hang. Everything was so alive and colorful by contrast. Surely, with the help of Glynda and, now, the Scarecrow (with his diploma) they could've figured out the power of those Ruby Slippers and then sent for Auntie Em and the rest of Dorothy's loved ones to come be with her in this wonderful, marvelous place.

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Fredgarmin
Jul 07, 2019

Pretty good movie for being 80 years old. Some classic songs and classic lines which are still used today. The best line, which I don’t hear often, was when the scarecrow said, “a lot of people don’t have brains and that doesn’t stop them from talking.” (Drum roll, Henny Youngman.)

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JenCincy
Dec 28, 2018

A truly iconic movie with a fantastic cast and innovative features for the time it was produced (such as the mesmerizing change from the sepia tones of Kansas to the full technicolor glory of Oz)!

A classic that is fun to watch and iconic throughout. Some parts of it have not aged particularly well.

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originaladream
Dec 19, 2018

Filled with symbolism! Between watching this and the "Wiz" I believe the Wiz is a closer adaptation to what the author wrote than this film. This film is a message to all about how the world works, the puppet master, and the puppeteers. A must watch if your conscious.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 04, 2018

The movie The Wizard of Oz is about a young girl Dorothy who travels from her home in Kansas to the fantasy land of Oz and the dangers and friends she makes. I like how the movie parallels characters in Kansas with characters in Oz. There aren't any really scary scenes by today's standards, but there are witches, flying monkeys, and enemy guards. I'd say it's a great movie to watch with family or friends. (or just by yourself. It's a good movie!) (5 out of 5 stars)
- @Redibis of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

This movie is an absolute classic, dating all the way back to the 30s. After Dorothy's home is hit with a tornado, her and her dog Toto are brought to the land of Oz, where they encounter the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, The Scarecrow, and the Wicked Witch of the West. Each of these characters have a story to tell and a moral to spread, that makes this movie so appealing to everyone. Dorothy finds her way along the yellow brick road to the Wizard of Oz, so that she can return back home in Kansas. This movie is incredible and timeless, which is why I would rate it 5/5 stars. I recommend it to everyone and anyone.
- @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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XiaojingShang
Jun 16, 2018

it is a good movie! even though i like another movie more than this one I still like it!

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Simon369
Jun 15, 2018

This is one of The best family movies ever made, if not the BEST. You have to watch it at least once.

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f8ed2read
Apr 25, 2018

One of the world's best movies ever made. As current today as the year it was made. Has been seen by more people, more times and in more places than any other movie ever made. Many people look at it time and time again. My personal favorite.

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reginator_22
Jan 21, 2018

"There's no place like home"

SpeedReader14 Jun 19, 2013

Dorothy Gale: "Oh, Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore."

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Monolith
Aug 25, 2012

Dorothy: "What would you do with a brain if you had one?"

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Monolith
Aug 25, 2012

Dorothy: "Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!"

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Monolith
Aug 25, 2012

Wicked Witch of the West: "Just try and stay out of my way. Just try! I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!"

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Monolith
Aug 25, 2012

Cowardly Lion: "I DO believe in spooks! I DO believe in spooks! I do, I do, I do, I do, I DO believe in spooks!"

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Monolith
Aug 25, 2012

Wicked Witch of the West: "You cursed brat! Look what you've done! I'm melting! Melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness? Oooooh, look out! I'm going! Oooooh! Oooooooooh!"

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Monolith
Aug 25, 2012

Dorothy: "Please, sir. We've done what you told us. We brought you the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West. We melted her!" Wizard of Oz: "Oh, you liquidated her, eh? Very resourceful!"

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Monolith
Aug 25, 2012

Wizard of Oz: "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain."

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Monolith
Aug 25, 2012

Dorthy: "There's no place like home. There's no place like home. There's no place like home..."

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ANABELLE H. PORTER
Dec 16, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: It is a little scary when the Wicked Witch of the west is doing things.

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ManMachine
Jul 08, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Dorothy's encounters with the Wicked Witch of the West are pretty intense.

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