June 11th, Disney's OZ The Great and Powerful was released to DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack. If you saw it in the theater or missed its amazing colorful display, now you can own it and watch from home with a big bowl of popcorn.
If you've heard the buzz about this movie, you already know that this isn't just a remake about the Emerald City. In fact, Dorothy isn't even in this movie! Instead the focus is on the sisters, or witches, of Oz and the complexity of their relationships with each other and also within their own psyches. When Oz arrives unexpectedly into their world, we get to see how each of the three very different sisters react to his presence and the contrasting relationships that soon develop.
One of my favorite characters from the film was China girl (Joey King) who reminded me of the old-fashioned china dolls at my grandmothers home in Philadelphia. I used to play with them with such delicate fingers because they were so fragile!
In the film, James Franco stars in the lead role and it is captivating to watch him as a carnival style-magician, ladies man, and later as a caring do-gooder. His transformation of self includes a greater sense of morality, caring for others, and dedication to those around him. We can definitely see why James was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame! Check out this clip where Finley tries to convince Oz to return to the Emerald City and tell the truth.
We loved seeing OZ The Great and Powerful in the theater and loved it just as much the second time at home on DVD! This is simply a great movie full of visual imagery and an enthralling story line!