The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

70th Anniversary Edition

DVD - 2009
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Dorothy Gale lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. She has a pet named Toto. When Miss Gulch takes Toto away, Toto escapes and runs back to Dorothy. Soon, she runs away from home, and runs into the fake psychic, Professor Marvel. He tells Dorothy that her Auntie Em is sick, so Dorothy and Toto run back home, but a tornado comes and takes Dorothy and Toto to Oz, a place somewhere over the rainbow. She lands in Munchkinland. Her house accidentally lands on the Wicked Witch of the West's sister and Dorothy magically inherits the pair of ruby slippers that were on her feet. Glinda, the Good Witch of the North tells Dorothy to follow the Yellowbrick Road to see the Wizard so she can get back home. Along the way, she befriends Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion. They are also seeking help from the Wizard because the Scarecrow needs a brain, Tinman needs a heart, and Lion needs courage.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2009]
Edition: 70th anniversary 2-disc special ed. Standard version.
ISBN: 9781419878725
9781419810824
1419810820
1419878727
Branch Call Number: DVD WIZARD
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (101 min.) : sd., col. and b&w (sepiatone) ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Metro-Goldwyn Mayer presents.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 04, 2018

This movie is an absolute classic, dating all the way back to the 30s. After Dorothy's home is hit with a tornado, her and her dog Toto are brought to the land of Oz, where they encounter the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, The Scarecrow, and the Wicked Witch of the West. Each of these characters have a story to tell and a moral to spread, that makes this movie so appealing to everyone. Dorothy finds her way along the yellow brick road to the Wizard of Oz, so that she can return back home in Kansas. This movie is incredible and timeless, which is why I would rate it 5/5 stars. I recommend it to everyone and anyone. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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XiaojingShang
Jun 16, 2018

it is a good movieļ¼ even though i like another movie more than this one I still like it!

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Simon369
Jun 15, 2018

This is one of The best family movies ever made, if not the BEST. You have to watch it at least once.

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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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MontMoroc
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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If_You_See_Kay
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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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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Dec 16, 2015

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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.

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

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