The Wizard of Oz

DVD - 2013
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Wizard of Oz
The charming film based on the popular L.Frank Baum novel, Dorothy and her dog Toto, are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she encounters some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage.

Publisher: [United States] :, Turner Entertainment Co.,, [2013]
Edition: Standard version, 75th anniversary edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
Branch Call Number: J DVD MOVIE W
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (102 min.) : sound, color, sepia tone ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, rda
digital, optical, mono, rda
NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

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Feb 23, 2015

A joy to watch over and over!

Dec 20, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"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 from Hollywood's heyday.

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

The Wizard of Oz is an ultimate, uncomparable classic.

Dec 18, 2014
  • Dash_Riprock rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I'd say that The Wizard Of Oz is probably one of the most famous Hollywood films of the 1930s and, maybe, even the 1940s.

As I understand it, when "Oz" was first released back in 1939 it really wasn't a colossal hit. It wasn't until the 1950s and the coming of TV that it attracted a humongous fanbase and from there it went on to become one of the most popular fantasy films of all-time.

Filmed at MGM Studios, "Oz" was made at a time when this studio was, without question, the wealthiest, most impressive, and most successful film studio in the USA.

Back in 1939 "Oz" was made simply as a show-piece. This was MGM gloating, showing the world just how much power they wielded, that they could make an expensive film like this one and not care whether it earned them a profit, or not.

Little did MGM realize at the time that, being a mere show-piece, "Oz" would go on to be one of the most beloved films ever.

Jul 16, 2014
  • char1264 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie

May 14, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

MGM'S all time great classic is as wonderous today as it was in 1939. Wizard is still the most watched and beloved film of all time. Every aspect of this movie makes it pure cinema magic. Margaret Hamilton's portrayal of the Wicked WItch was the subject of many a childhood nightmare, and I could think of no other lady to play that part quite like Hamilton. Judy Garland enchants the audience as the Kansas girl Dorothy Gale. Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger and Jack Haley bring the authenticity to their roles of the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man, the three friends who accompany Dorothy on her journey to the Emerald City and her meeting with OZ, played with relish by Frank Morgan. Every song still comes to mind and this is a movie you'll want to not watch once, but relive time and time again.

Feb 27, 2014
  • BrianLaBelle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This classic is still relevant and entertaining today.

Feb 19, 2014
  • jescar82 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best movies of all time, I could watch it over and over again. Not related to the Disney movie "OZ GREAT AND POWERFUL"

Jun 19, 2013
  • GerryD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Considered one of the Top 10 classic 'English' movies (my researched #10). As commented below, it's a treasured classic. It is the top fantasy film, followed by the drama/fantasy "It's a Wonderful Life" at #13. See my GerryD Lists for other classic movies.

Oct 22, 2012
  • slavaivashev rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Greatest Movie of all time!

Jun 08, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

mah favorite of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mar 12, 2014
  • BethW429 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Feb 19, 2014
  • jescar82 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 08, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Mar 05, 2012
  • Orange_Moose_10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 08, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Kansas farm girl Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) lives with her Aunt Em (Clara Blandick), Uncle Henry (Charley Grapewin), and three farm hands, Hickory (Jack Haley), Hunk (Ray Bolger), and Zeke (Bert Lahr). When Miss Almira Gulch (Margaret Hamilton) is bitten by Dorothy's pet Cairn Terrier, Toto, she gets a sheriff's order and takes him away to be destroyed. He escapes and returns to Dorothy, who, fearing for his life, runs away with him.
Dorothy soon encounters a traveling fortune teller named Professor Marvel (Frank Morgan), who guesses she has run away and tells her fortune. He convinces her to return home by falsely telling her that Aunt Em has fallen ill from grief. With a tornado fast approaching, she rushes back to the farmhouse, but is unable to join her family in the locked storm cellar. Taking shelter inside the house, she is knocked unconscious by a window frame blown in by the twister.


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Jul 08, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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


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Jul 08, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.... We must be over the rainbow!"

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