The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Blu-ray Disc - 1939
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During a tornado in rural Kansas, a young girl is swept away to a magical land and embarks on a journey to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c1939
Edition: 70th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9781419890680
Branch Call Number: WIZ
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray disc (102 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 12 cm

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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

One of the best films ever made! Great story, characters. Classic.

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TheeAvebury
Jan 19, 2018

Ding Dong! The Witch is dead.

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XGirl
Dec 02, 2017

Hello, darlings - Even though The Wizard of Oz is now almost 80 years old - It still manages to hold its own, for the most part. This somehow magical fantasy/adventure/musical picture will always remain one of my all-time favourites.

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X_Y_and_Zee
Oct 06, 2017

Dorothy and her new-found friends are off to see the wizard - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

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Derringer
Oct 19, 2016

Favourite Movie Quote: "The last to go will watch the first 3 go before her. And her mangy dog, too!"

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.

Hey....."Just follow the Yellow Brick Road!".... (*Watch "Twister" movie-clip*)

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JihadiConservative
Apr 20, 2016

I can see why some people like this...But I couldn't stand it!

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ThomasJWhiting
Mar 18, 2016

GREAT 1939 movie - featuring Judy Garland when she was only 17!
Don't think I have ever seen the entire film before - fun to see it via DVD, not on commercial TV with ad breaks, etc.
Right from opening scene (film is sepia-toned from black to brown until it goes technicolor midway through) this is very high quality film production, set design/staging, costuming - everything! More great film production and camera work as Judy/Dorothy is looking out the window while her house is spinning in high air.
Margaret Hamilton (queen of Hollywood 'bad' lady characters) is terrific as Wicked Witch of the West.
So much more - lots of fun - highly recommended!

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ANABELLE H. PORTER
Dec 16, 2015

You can only watch the original one! This movie is really good! My favorite of course is, "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". Judy Garland sang it very well, and will never be out sung in that song by anyone! This movie is a must see!

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graceoro
Jul 31, 2015

Awesome Movie. Watched it more than 20 times. One of my favorites actually.

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reginator_22
Jan 21, 2018

"There's no place like home"

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Bronco92
Apr 13, 2017

"I'll get you my pretty".

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Bronco92
Apr 13, 2017

"There's no place like home".

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Bronco92
Apr 13, 2017

"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore".

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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ANABELLE H. PORTER
Dec 16, 2015

ANABELLE H. PORTER thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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BethW429
Mar 12, 2014

BethW429 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

SpeedReader14 Jun 19, 2013

SpeedReader14 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jul 08, 2012

Fuzzy_Wuzzy thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Orange_Moose_10 Mar 05, 2012

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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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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jul 08, 2012

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

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