Young Dorothy is bored of her gray life on a Kansas farm. When her house is whisked away by a tornado, it lands somewhere over the rainbow in a Technicolor world, and Dorothy knows she's not in Kansas anymore. This beloved, incomparable classic based on L. Frank Baum's turn-of-the-century novel is a musical and visual candy store. Dorothy's journey to find a way back to Kansas has permeated American culture and film for decades and remains one of the best musicals and children's stories ever filmed.
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"...It somehow seems real and important in a way that most movies don't....The special effects are glorious in that old Hollywood way..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (12/22/1996)
"We love it...because of the wonderful things it does! Those songs! Those effects! That cinematography!..."
Entertainment Weekly - Entertainment Weekly Staff (01/11/2002)
"...THE WIZARD OF OZ's status as a cultural icon has only strengthened through the years..."
Premiere - Premiere Staff (12/01/2003)
Ranked #16 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "A dazzling digital reproduction of the original Technicolor."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (12/01/2005)
"The film remains as entrancing as ever....So vibrant it's like watching the world being painted for the first time."
Total Film - Daniel Webb (02/01/2004)
"It proves as precious as Dorothy's ruby slippers....It's a journey every film buff should make." -- Grade: A
Entertainment Weekly - Dalton Ross (10/28/2005)
"There may be no movie more deeply embedded in the subconscious of the baby boom generation than THE WIZARD OF OZ."
New York Times - Dave Kehr (11/01/2005)
Ranked #1 in Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten DVDs Of The Year -- "The extras are filled with heart, brains, and, yes, even courage."
Entertainment Weekly - Dalton Ross (12/30/2005)