Now we are obviously a family full of movie buff's, but there are just some movies we can barely contain ourselves in excited when they are released! Two days ago, on June 11th, one of those movies became available on Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)! Oz The Great and Powerful was a must have and watch for my family! Kevin and I were actually pretty jealous as Alana had been to see the movie at theaters earlier in the year with her boyfriend.
We anxiously awaited the arrival of this DVD and of course watched it yesterday after it arrived in the mail! Included are never-before-seen bonus materials including: “The Magic of ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ Second Screen Feature” that provides viewers with an immersive opportunity to journey into the fantastical lands of Oz, James Franco’s personal story of his journey to the land of Oz, Mila Kunis’ makeup metamorphosis, a back-stage journey through each of the visual effects process that brought China Girl to and much more!
The synopsis says "When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot. Fame and fortune are his for the taking. That is until he meets three witches: Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity and even a bit of wizardry, Oscar transforms himself not only into a great wizard but into a better man as well."
With such an all-star cast it really is hard to go wrong not to mention the amzing graphics, colors and attention to detail of the magical land of Oz!! With all the classic movie remakes I have been waiting for this one for years and believe me it lived up to my expectations.
We all watched this as a family (including Aunt Jess) and honestly it had the attention of all three children throughout the entire movie. We thought there were some overall hilarious scenes as well as a few that made us jump (but not too scary for the little ones). I CANNOT wait for the next one they decide to come out with!!
Suggested Retail Pricing: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy = $44.99 US/$47.99 Canada
Blu-ray + Digital Copy = $39.99 U.S./$42.99 Canada
DVD + Digital Copy = $29.99 US/$32.99 Canada
Blu-ray 3D + Digital Copy = $44.99 U.S./$47.99 Canada
HD, SD or 3D Digital & On-Demand = please check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing
Recommendation: I would recommend this for anyone at any age and especially for families. This is an awesome movie especially for a family movie night as the colors keep the little ones interested and the story brings back some great memories for the adults!
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Street Date: June 11, 2013 (Direct Prebook: 4/16; Distributor Prebook: 4/30)
Feature Run Time: 130 Minutes
Ratings: US: PG/Canada PG
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 (beginning of feature plays in 1.33:1)
Audio: 7.1 DTS-HDMA, 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
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