This Wizard Of Oz cast Judy Garland as Dorothy, and it suffered through something of a troubled production, which includes up to five different directors working on it. This belated follow-up is considerably darker and more disturbing than the 1939 version, including an infamous sequence set in a room filled with screaming, severed heads.
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For a time, there were also plans for Todd Macfarlane to adapt his Twisted Land Of Oz toy series into a movie version, with Dakota Fanning being lined up to play Dorothy around 2007. Paddies has been writing about film online since 2012, when a friend asked if he’d like to contribute the occasional review or feature to their site.
“There's no place like home...” Entirely remastered, the colorful characters and unforgettable songs of Oz come alive as never before. Needing help to return home, she is told to follow the Yellow Brick Road and find the powerful Wizard (Frank Morgan).
On her perilous journey, she is befriended by the Scarecrow (Ray Bolder), the Tin Man (Jack Haley), and the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lair) who help her battle the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) and her flying monkeys. Based on the classic book by Frank L. Baum, “The Wizard of Oz is a dazzling motion picture achievement, featuring unforgettable songs (including Oscar-winner “Over the Rainbow”), scenery, and costumes.
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To celebrate the iconic film’s return to the spotlight, Netflix also announced it will host a free live concert and movie screening on Tuesday, September 29 in New York’s Central Park. Following the concert, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Central Park’s Ramsey Play field, the movie will be shown on a giant inflatable screen.
And, to celebrate the film’s first time in the Blu-ray format, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group will issue “The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition.” With six times higher resolution than standard DVD, along with the sonic excellence of Dolby Trued, the film will be at its pristine best, marking an historic benchmark in the Blu-ray format. Instantly watching movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix has become an increasingly popular way for members to enjoy the service.
Members can choose from over 17,000 movies and TV episodes that can be watched instantly and over 100,000 titles on DVD and a growing number on Blu-ray. The instant streaming of “The Wizard of Oz over the Internet on October 3 is being powered by Microsoft Silver light™, a web browser plug-in that works with Windows and Mac operating systems, as well as all major browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.
“Making a movie of this stature available for free over the Internet on an uninterrupted basis is a first,” said Ted Saran dos, chief content officer for Netflix. Warner Bros. Entertainment has for the past year been celebrating the 70th anniversary of this iconic film with a slate of spectacular festivities spanning the globe.
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There's no place like home for young Dorothy (Judy Garland), who's been swept away from her farm in Kansas to a wonderland of munchkins, flying monkeys and different-colored horses. She must follow the Yellow Brick Road to the all-knowing Wizard of Oz to find her way home.
Along the way, she meets the Scarecrow (Ray Bolder), the Tin Man (Jack Haley) and the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lair), who help her fend off the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton). Parents need to know that the 1939 fantasy contains several scenes that may be scary for very young children, almost all of which involve the green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West and her band of creepy flying monkeys.
Most parents who've seen the movie before know that the plot includes a disastrous tornado, and an enchanted forest full of red-eyed creatures and talking trees. By today's rating standards, this Hollywood classic is downright tame, but between the twister, the mild peril, and the general menacing, murderous intentions of the witch, some preschoolers could be frightened.
The Wicked Witch of the West is quite creepy and menacing, as are her scary henchmonkeys and her abrupt arrivals/departures. Some kids may also be frightened during the twister scene and/or upset by Dorothy's separation from home and family.
Strong themes of working together to face challenges and fears and standing up for your friends. The central characters' friendship allows them to act selflessly and courageously.
3 Watch and repeat Free returns, plus no due dates or late fees. “It has been an unbelievable anniversary year for The Wizard of Oz and this public auction is the perfect way to offer fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own something uniquely inspired by one of the most beloved films in history,” said Karen Metier, Executive Vice President of Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
“We are honored to be part of The Wizard of Oz 's 70th anniversary celebration, and we are especially appreciative to Warner Bros. Consumer Products for naming us as the recipients of the proceeds from this auction,” said Pamela Barnes, President and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Contemporary works of art from the likes of fashion masterminds A. Testing, Abate, Alberta Ferret ti, Betray Johnson, Booker, Diane von Gutenberg, Giuseppe Menotti, Jimmy Chew, L.A.M.B.
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Several of these elite works of art, some of which were created exclusively for the auction, were generously donated by Angelo Versa, Romero B ditto, Nelson De La Suez, Todd White and Yakov etic, with pieces valued up to $65,000. Concurrently with the online auction, The Ruby Slipper Collection in its entirety will be on display for the public at the Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED™ flagship store from September 10–23.
Select original design sketches from The Ruby Slipper Collection, as well as The Inspirations of Oz Fine Art Collection, will be exhibited on the Grand Concourse level of The Shops at The Plaza Hotel’s first-ever Fashion’s Night Out from September 10-23, as part of a global initiative to promote retail, restore consumer confidence and celebrate fashion. While there were other details that stood out both as fact and myth, this one stuck with me long after I stopped watching the extras and retired for the night, and I reflected on my own memories of the past few days and yes, recalled at least one instance where someone jokes did an impression of the Cowardly Lion.
There's not a human being alive who isn't familiar with Dorothy's story, but what's truly remarkable about its exhibition here is the presentation: using a technique called' Ultra-Resolution', Warner Brothers restores the film to its original luster, and perhaps even improves upon it, clarifying details as small as the burlap in Scarecrow's cheeks without sacrificing the overall texture of the film's fanciful landscape. In fact, The Wizard of Oz joins the ranks of the few movies that I can now watch as an adult and lose none of my youthful enthusiasm when doing so; I don't look for shortcomings, criticize its relative cinematic simplicity, or revel in real or perceived problems with its design or execution.
The remainder of the films assembled in this set, which include five earlier visualizations of the Oz universe, are perhaps less polished in their presentation, but are restored as fully as one expects is humanly possible: the silent shorts date back to 1910, and look predictably poor. The film automatically plays a restored Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track that was created for the 1998 re-release, and this sound option offers the best audio presentation on the disc: individual sounds such as birds chirping, etc., are shuffled dexterously to the satellite speakers, while dialogue remains properly focused in the center channel.
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Created by “Pan's Labyrinth” director Guillermo Del Too, this series follows James “Jim” Lake Jr., who discovers a strange amulet on the way to school and becomes the Troll hunter. With best friend Toby and love interest Claire, Jim battles demons and assassins to protect the people of Troll Market, the sworn duty of the sole Troll hunter who possesses the stone.
Although names such as Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, and Pinkie Pie might make you think this show is too juvenile to enjoy with your children, the story lines and adventures are anything but shallow. Young video-game aficionados might enjoy this goofy cartoon from the 1980s, featuring the antics of Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and their friends and foes in silly situations.
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