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June 6, 2013

Oz The Great And Powerful Blu-ray Combo Pack Review & Giveaway -- ENDED



Disney’s “Oz The Great and Powerful” will once again provide audiences with a magical entertainment experience when it debuts for in-home release on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, June 11, 2013.

A must-own for any home entertainment collection, the Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) of “Oz The Great and Powerful” brings the epic adventure to life with its vibrantly colorful picture and sound, and boasts a sensational variety of never-before-seen bonus materials including: “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; and much more. Additionally, all Blu-ray and DVD products include a digital copy of the film allowing consumers to watch “Oz The Great and Powerful” at home, in their car, and/or anywhere they go.

The film is directed by Sam Raimi who helmed the record-crushing “Spider-Man” trilogy, and produced by Joe Roth who fashioned Disney’s billion dollar-plus earning “Alice in Wonderland.” “Oz The Great and Powerful” boasts a stellar cast that includes Academy Award nominee James Franco (“127 Hours”) as Oscar Diggs, the predestined wizard; Golden Globe nominee Mila Kunis (“Black Swan”) as the tormented young witch Theodora; Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz (“The Constant Gardener”) as Theodora’s older sister, Evanora, the witch who rules over the Emerald City; and three-time Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Blue Valentine,” “My Week with Marilyn”) as Glinda, the Good Witch. 




Bonus Features:
 
Blu-ray:
Ø  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:
ü  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.
ü  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?
ü  Sleight of Hand: Zach Braff Puppet Theater - Actor, and voice of Finley, Zach Braff introduces viewers to the Finley mockup.
ü  Mariah Carey Music Video
Ø  Bloopers
Ø  My Journey in Oz by James Franco - A personal story produced and directed by James Franco.
Ø  Mr. Elfman’s Musical Concoctions - An interview with composer Danny Elfman unveils his inspiration in scoring “Oz The Great And Powerful.”
Ø  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.
Ø  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.
Ø  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.
Ø  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.

DVD:
Ø  Bloopers
Ø  Walt Disney and the Road to Oz


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Disc Specifications:
Street Date:                                       June 11, 2013 (Direct Prebook: 4/16; Distributor Prebook: 4/30)
Suggested Retail Pricing:               Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy = $44.99 US/$47.99 Canada
Blu-ray + Digital Copy = $39.99 U.S./$42.99 Canada
                                                                DVD + Digital Copy = $29.99 US/$32.99 Canada
Blu-ray 3D + Digital Copy = $44.99 U.S./$47.99 Canada
HD, SD or 3D Digital & On-Demand = please check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing
Feature Run Time:                           130 Minutes
Ratings:                                                                US: PG/Canada PG
Aspect Ratio:                                     2.40:1 (beginning of feature plays in 1.33:1)
Audio:                                                   7.1 DTS-HDMA, 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital
Languages:                                         English, Spanish, French
Subtitles:                                             English SDH, French and Spanish

Film Synopsis:
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.

“Temple Run” Oz Game:
In celebration of the in-home release, Temple Run: Oz will introduce China Girl as an all-new character to the exhilarating running experience (which launched during the theatrical release). The tiny China Girl might be small in size but she is packed with speed and a big attitude. Players will be able to run through all three stunning environments including the latest release Winkie Country and be able to use the “Head Start” feature to fast travel to any location. To learn more, please visit iTunes at http://bit.ly/WgSWAk or Google Play at http://bit.ly/15tVpYH.

Our Review:
The Land of Oz is so fantastical that DD thought it would make the most amazing ride at Disneyland. She was fascinated by every character in this film. Oscar, the great wizard, arrives at the Land of Oz and meets 3 witches. He is drawn into the power struggle by his greed at first. However, as his journey begins, he is given the choice to become good or evil and he choose to be a better man than he thinks he could be. It was very interesting to watch how Mila Kunis character turns into a bad witch when she got tricked by her sister, but her hatred for Oscar runs so deep that she chose to embrace evil.  In the end, with the help of everyone who believes in him, Oscar is able to defeat the wicked witches and saved the people of Land of OZ. Out of all of the characters in the movie, my daughter's favorite is China Girl. We thought that the special effect was amazing. If you pay close attention to the film, you will hear the sound of china clinking together whenever the little China doll moves. For this reason, DD's favorite part of the special features is learning all about how movie magic brings China Girl to Life. All in all, the whole family thought this was a great film and we think this is a movie that everyone in your family would enjoy as well.

To purchase the combo pack we received to review, please visit your local stores where Disney DVDs and Blu-rays are sold. You could also place an order on Amazon

Many thanks to Disney. The company has generously offered 1 Oz The Great And Powerful  Blu-ray Combo Pack as a giveaway prize to one of my lucky readers. This giveaway ends on June 20, 2013.

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*You must also leave me a comment using the blogger comment form for this post to be eligible to win this giveaway. 


*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.  


53 comments:

Linda Kish said...

Fantasia

engineergirl said...

Walle!

nicolesender said...

My grandsons love Finding Nemo.
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Renee Walters said...

Peter Pan! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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DEBIJOT said...

Beauty and the Beast

Matt S. said...

We love Sleeping beauty!! My Daughters favorite!

The Attic Girl Site said...

My family loves BRAVE!

Stephanie Phelps said...

We also love Jungle Book!

Kelly R. said...

Tangled!

steve weber said...

Wall-E

jamie braun said...

we love alice in wonderland

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My sons really love Disney's Cars.

Amanda said...

We love Tangled and The Princess Frog

Ken Ohl said...

mary poppins. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Allison Downes said...

We love Bambi!

Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Paol Trenny said...

I love cinderella and beauty and the beast

CindyWindy2003 said...

we love finding nemo, carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

alienxphile said...

THE LION KING

latanya t said...

Mulan

Carmen said...

Beauty and The Beast

Beth said...

We love Snow White

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imbigwillie said...

Wreck-it Ralph

Austin Baroudi said...

Wreck-It Ralph!!!
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blueice12 said...

Bugs Life

GeorgiaBeckman said...

Our family has loved Beauty & The Beast since we first saw it on Christmas Day MANY years ago.

lisa said...

Beauty & The Beast

Amy Orvin said...

Lady and the Tramp

Remus said...

We love Alice in Wonderland & Tangled

Kim said...

Lately Tangled has had a lot of play!

Cordelia Fitzgerald said...

Brave!

Angela said...

We like Dumbo.

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Breanne said...

Hercules

Dawn Monroe said...

Beauty and the Beast

Tracie Brown said...

veggie tales: sweatpea beauty

Renee G said...

We like the Love Bug.

Fawn said...

We like The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Amanda said...

the little mermaid

R. Oliver said...

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)! It's a Disney classic!

Deanna Watson said...

fave: beauty and the beast
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Kimberly said...

Finding Nemo

Jill H said...

We love Beauty and the Beast

joansproductreviewsandgiveaways said...

Finding Nemo is one of our favs.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

We love Finding Nemo!

blueice12 said...

beauty and the beast

b-dub said...

aladdian

Suzie Williams said...

We love Up!

Darlene Ysaguirre said...

We Love Finding Nemo

Tammy Cuevas said...

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland is one of our favorites.

Jessica said...

We love Beauty and the Beast
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Lindsay Sperling said...

The Lion King!

Stephanie said...

We watch Disneys Cars at least once a week and sometimes more LOL. But my personal favorite from Disney is The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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lilyk said...

The Lion King

Melanie said...

We love so many! Monsters Inc is popular right now in anticipation for Monsters University.