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Oz The Great and Powerful Blu-ray Combo Pack

 

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The girls were so happy to one day come home from school and see that a copy of Oz The Great and Powerful Blu-ray Combo Pack, had come in the mail. We didn’t see this film in theatres as I wasn’t entirely certain it would be appropriate for my littles, so I decided to wait for reviews from others first. This is despite constant {and I mean, constant} begging from the girls to go and see it.

I had talked with friends, and many did say that it had scary parts that make their children uncomfortable. Yet, the film is rated PG. After discussion and thought, we decided to let the girls watch the film, as they are not ones to scare easily.

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After the film was over, I would say that the girls were fine with the ‘bad witch’ yet it was the witch crawling on the floor at the end of the film that freaked them out some. OK, I admit to looking at hubby during this part with a !!!! look, wasn’t expecting anything that freaky! Yet, the girls hid their eyes and there wasn’t a mention or anything since then, they didn’t give it a second thought actually. {phew}

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Overall, just beautiful cinema-graphics, such vivid color! I love the initial scenes in the story and how the color all of a sudden ‘pops’, you’ll just have to see for yourself.

Film Synopsis: 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.

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The Blu-ray Combo Pack has some really great bonus features:

  • Bloopers
  • 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; and 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 is well known that Walt Disney had a fascination with the Land ofOz 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 and Powerful is in stores now, only for a limited time. Another Disney great to add to the collection before it goes into the vault! Also don’t forget to check out my post on Oz The Great and Powerful Activity Games, all printable for convenience!


WIN IT: One reader is going to get OZ The Great and Powerful, a Blu-ray Combo Pack
{ARV $44.99 US/$47.99 Canada}

TO ENTER: Fill in the form below with your qualifying entries. Good Luck!!

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Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.

 

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103 Comments

  1. I’d love to see it as I have not; this is why I would like to win! I’m sure it is great.
    Thanks.

  2. I would like to win this since I have not seen it yet. It looks like an awesome movie, so I would really like to see it.

  3. I haven’t seen it yet, but I have three kids that would live to watch it with me and daddy.

  4. I didn’t get a chance to see it,as my little guy was way to sick to take him out,I do have other kids but we wanted to see it together as a family,so we have been waiting,I would love the chance to win this to watch it for our first time together,my family is my life!

  5. i would love to win as i love the original version, i have not seen the new one but the previews look amazing! this is why i would love to win!! thank you!

  6. I have not seen it yet but wanted to do badly, hope i win 🙂 thank you for the chance

  7. No, everytime I go to the redbox to rent it, someone has already beat me to it!

  8. I have not seen this movie yet, but the wife unit loves the Oz, so I would like to win this for us to watch after the kids are in bed.

  9. I have always been fascinted by the magic of OZ and Dorothy’s journey into this spectacular land, and oh I love the gentle, sensitive, weepy lion and the kind hearted TinMan. Growing up and watching this story made me believe in magic, imagination and to never give up when faced with challenges. I haven’t seen the most recent OZ because we’ve been swamped with home renos, but I would love the chance to win a copy, thank you for that chance Twitter fan@plumerea

  10. no,I havent seen this yet,and I would love to win to watch it with my family.:)

  11. I missed seeing it in theaters in favor of spending quality time with my Dad before he passed away. So I am entering in the hopes to win , because it looks like a lot of fun and I want to see it. Thanks for the chance.

  12. I’ve seen it twice, and I loved it! I’d really like to add it to my collection.

  13. We saw the movie in the theater and loved it. I would love to have a copy in order for my grandchildren to see it when they are older.

  14. I haven’t see it, but I would love to! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  15. I have seen it and enjoyed watching it, would love to win so that I can share it with other family members who haven’t seen it.

  16. I havent seen this yet but I love james franco and the visual alone looks worth seeing

  17. I haven’t seen this yet but would love to. I’ve heard mixed reviews and want to see it for myself.

  18. I really wanted to see this movie when it came out, but didn’t! Honestly, I had forgotten about it until now. My whole family could watch this so I want to win 🙂

  19. I haven’t seen it yet and would like to win as we don’t get to see many new films as we don’t have a TV or access to a cinema

  20. I havent seen this yet, but I want to really bad! We love disney, but never get a chance to go to the movies.

  21. I haven’t seen this yet, but would love to win it as Wizard of Oz is one of my favourite movies, love to see this one!

  22. I’d love to win because I haven’t seen it yet. I didn’t have the chance to catch it in the theatre and have heard the special effects are amazing….this was I can watch from home. 🙂

  23. No I have not seen it but everyone who has says it was beautifully done…I would love to win a copy as I think it would become a family favorite.

  24. i want to win because i really wanted to see this film in the theater but missed it, looks good, love all the actors and actresses in it

  25. I would love to see this film, so winning would be a great way to do so. I love the Wizard of Oz, and Wicked, so I think I will love this one too!

  26. I would like to win because I have not yet seen the movie and I generally enjoy the world of Oz.

  27. No I did not have the chance to see this movie when it was in the theatres and was sorry we didn’t go. I would love to win so we could have a family movie night with not just my kids but with our nieces and nephews. It looks like an awesome movie, and I love all the actors, especially Jamse Franco.

  28. I haven’t seen this movie yet but it looks really good and I need a movie night in (preferably with the girls!)

  29. I love everything wizard of oz and I would love to win this movie because I have not seen it yet. thank you for the chance to win it.

  30. I wanted to see this in the theater and didn’t get the chance. thank you for the synopsis.

  31. Haven’t seen this yet. I love the original Wizard of Oz movie and would love to see this movie.

  32. Haven’t seen it yet and kids have been begging to see it so would be wonderful to win!

  33. I have not seen the film yet, but I’ve been wanting to see it, which is why I’d love to win!

  34. We went to see this movie in the theater and I would love to win because it would be great to own

  35. I have not seen yet but am dying to! I loved the wizard of Oz when I was a kid can’t wait to see this

  36. I saw the movie with my oldest son and it was good but I would like for my youngest son and my Husband to see it

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  37. We saw Oz when it was in theaters & I absolutely loved it. I enjoyed seeing how it all led up to the original story of The Wizard of Oz. I’d love to win as it’s one of my faves for the year. 🙂

  38. I would love to win this especially since I haven’t seen it yet and I loved the Wizard Of Oz as a child.

  39. I have not seen this film yet, but I would love to win it for my niece, I think she would really enjoy it!

  40. I have not seen this film yet. Some great actors in it and I’ve only heard good things!

  41. I’d love to win this for my sister, who’s a big Wizard of Oz fan. I haven’t seen Oz the Great and Powerful yet, but I’d like to.

  42. I haven’t seen this yet but would love to – I think my grandkids would be over the moon.

  43. I would be interesting to see this movie as somewhat of a remake. I also love anything with James Franco in it!

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