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Kids LOVED ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ (Blu-Ray Combo Pack To Release June 11th)

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I was a bit apprehensive about watching ‘Oz The Great and Powerful‘ with the kids because I thought that some scenes would be too scary for them. This is why we didn’t go to the theatre to watch the movie when it hit the big screen. Well, I am happy to say – this was NOT THE CASE! My 5 year old and my 7 year old were GLUED to the television the entire time the movie was on and no one requested for a channel change.

So excited because I am SUCH A FAN of ‘The Wizard of Oz‘. In fact – it’s one of my mom’s favorite stories to tell about my childhood. I used to come home from school and watch that movie every day. I think I clocked about 500 views in my lifetime!! I had very, very high hopes for ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ and I wasn’t disappointed.

 

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The movie follows the same FEEL as ‘The Wizard of Oz’. We start off black and white and in Kansas. James Franco plays a small time magician doing the carnival route.  After attempting to steal one too many girlfriends, Oz finds himself fleeing his carnival trailer and ending up in a wicked storm that eventually crashes him straight into Oz.

Loved how this story also had its roots in Kansas and loved how the hero also makes his entrance with a tornado. It felt like it was tying in the two story lines!

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I don’t want to give too much away – but Oz finds himself dead smack in the middle of a sisterly feud between the Witches.

Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams HOLD THEIR OWN in this film AND we even get a sneak peek at how the Wicked Witch of the West came to be. Everyone has a backstory, right?!

In the end, I’m always looking for movies that BOTH my children and I will enjoy. THIS IS IT! You won’t be disappointed with Oz The Great and Powerful.

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The Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital and On-Demand releases on June 11th. Look for these extra features:

  • “The Magic of ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ Second Screen Feature” that provides viewers with an immersive opportunity to journey into the fantastical lands of Oz
  • James Franco’s personal story of his journey to the land of Oz that is produced and directed by the Oscar® nominated star himself
  • Golden Globe® nominee Mila Kunis’ makeup metamorphosis which is hosted by Academy Award®-winning makeup artist Howard Berger
  • A back-stage journey through each of the visual effects process that brought China Girl to life including an interview with Joey King
  • Bloopers
  • And much more!

Oz the Great and Powerful (Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy) retails online for $31.

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