Oz The Great and Powerful (US - DVD R1 | BD RA)
We've updated our news with official specs and a list of extra features...
Starring: James Franco
Released: 11th June 2013
SRP: $44.99, $39.00, $29.99
Disney has sent over official disc specs and a list of special features for the June 11th Blu-ray and DVD releases of Sam Raimi's
Oz: The Great and Powerful. The Blu-ray will be available in a 3D Blu-ray/Digital Copy Combo Pack, a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack, a Blu-ray/Digital Copy Combo Pack, and a DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack.
The Blu-ray will features:
- DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 English, Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 English, French, and Spanish (not specified by the release info)
- English SDH, French, and Spanish subtitles
- The Magic of Oz The Great and Powerful: Second Screen Experience - An immersive Second Screen experience that details all things Oz. From an interactive map full of secrets and surprises, to an inside look at the spectacular world of Oz. All fans need to do is download the special The Magic of Oz The Great and Powerful: Second Screen App (which is free and currently available for immediate download at the iTunes Store for iPads) which provides fans with infinite opportunities to remain connected to their favorite film, its cast of characters and to dive deeper into the magical world of Oz. This App provides exclusive access to invigorating and exclusive content including:
- The Enchanting Characters and Creatures of Oz - From Munchkins and Tinkers to good witches, bad witches, and flying baboons, this piece follows each character and creature of the Land of Oz from inspiration to final outcome.
- The Sounds of Magical Oz - What adds fragility to the sounds of China Girl's footsteps; ferocity to the tornado; or weight to the flutter of Finley's flapping wings?
- Sleight of Hand: Zach Braff Puppet Theater - Actor, and voice of Finley, Zach Braff introduces viewers to the Finley mockup.
- Mariah Carey Music Video
- My Journey in Oz by James Franco - A personal story produced and directed by James Franco.
- Mr. Elfman’s Musical Concoctions - An interview with composer Danny Elfman unveils his inspiration in scoring Oz The Great And Powerful.
- China Girl and the Suspension of Disbelief - This feature uncloaks the several forms of movie magic employed to bring China Girl to life, from the initial artwork and character design, to the on-set puppeteering during filmmaking, and finally, through each stage of the visual-effects process; and includes an interview with Joey King, the voice of China Girl.
- Before Your Very Eyes: From Kansas to Oz - Production designer Robert Stromberg takes viewers through the set design of the Land of Oz, from sketching his original ideas on a napkin, through to the final set pieces and the accompanying visual effects.
- Mila’s Metamorphosis - Lead makeup artist Howard Berger expands on one of the oldest, most tried-and-true forms of movie magic: makeup design and effects.
- Walt Disney and the Road to Oz - It is well known that Walt Disney had a fascination with the Land of Oz since he was a child. See how that fascination grew into inspiration as he began planning for his own adaptation of the stories in the classic Baum books.
The DVD will feature only bloopers and Walt Disney and the Road to Oz.
Quote: When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot. Fame and fortune are his for the taking. That is until he meets three witches: Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity and even a bit of wizardry, Oscar transforms himself not only into a great wizard but into a better man as well.
News by Tom Woodward
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