The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Video Cassette - 1999
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Delightful musical fantasy tale about a little Kansas girl named Dorothy who dreams of the magical land of Oz.
Publisher: Burbank, Ca. : Turner Entertainment Co., 1999
ISBN: 9780792831518
0792831519
9780790745169
079074516X
Characteristics: 1 videocassette (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in

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Gizmo_Joe
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.

d2013 Feb 23, 2015

A joy to watch over and over!

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char1264
Jul 16, 2014

Great movie

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garycornell
Jun 05, 2014

Congratulations to the Wizard of Oz on your 75th Anniversary. Your director Victor Fleming released two movies in 1939. They were first was the "Wizard of Oz" and the second was "Gone with the Wind". On both movies director George Cukor assisted by was not included in the credits. "The Wizard of Oz" came from stories by Frank L. Baum, who I am afraid most people have forgotten. The movie is such a marvel to watch. The first part of the movie is shot in black and white. Then when Dorothy and Toto her dog are swept up by a tornado and land in the land of OZ, the remaining movie is in color. The sets are wonderful and the photography of cinematographer Harold Rossen makes the land Oz come to life. The cast is great from top to bottom. Outstanding are the leads Judy Garland as Dorothy, Frank Morgan who plays 5 different roles, Bert Lahr as Zeke the cowardly lion, Ray Bolger as Hunk the Scarecrow, Margret Mitchell as the Wicked Witch of the West and of course no one should forget the Munchkins. Unfortunately, the Munchkins were never listed by name in the credits. This is an unfortunate oversight because they add so much to the movie. If I told you Dorothy was seeking a Brain, Heart, and Courage could you tell me who they were for? I am amazed that I am the only patron of the KCLS to ever comment on the Wizard of OZ.. Please be so kind to leave a message how you and your family enjoyed the Wizard. Thanks!

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Libraryman1_0
May 14, 2014

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.

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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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Monolith
Aug 25, 2012

Dorothy: "Please, sir. We've done what you told us. We brought you the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West. We melted her!" Wizard of Oz: "Oh, you liquidated her, eh? Very resourceful!"

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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

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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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