The Wiz

Closed Capationed Starring: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson & Richard Pryor Director: Sidney Lumet & Rob Cohen  Rated: G: General Audiences
The Wiz
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DVD Features:

  • Interactive Menus
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Film Highlights
  • Talent Bios
  • Production Notes
  • Web Links
  • Widescreen
  • Audio: English [CC]
  • Subtitles: French
  • Rated: G
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 1978
  • Label: Universal Studios
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) Encoding
Packaging: Keep Case
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Theatrical Trailer
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Aspect Ratio: Widescreen

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Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 10/04/1978
"...Director Sidney Lumet has created what amounts to a love letter to the city of New York, which he equates with Oz..."
New York Times - 10/26/1978
"...Real, old-fashioned production numbers....Children and Diana Ross fans will probably think every penny was well spent."

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The fabulous land of Oz rocks in the spectacular musical based on the smash hit Broadway show. In this Motown production, Dorothy is a shy Harlem kindergarten teacher who, while searching for her lost dog Toto in a swirling blizzard, is whisked to a wonderland to follow the yellow brick road.

Product Description:

In this Sidney Lumet-directed Motown rendition of THE WIZARD OF OZ, Diana Ross plays a soulful Dorothy, accompanied by a cast peppered with R&B stars such as Roberta Flack and Luther Vandross.


Production Notes:

  • Filmed on location in New York City.
  • The film was nominated for four Academy Awards.

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Rating 3.0 Ease On Down The Road Movie Lover: from Zanadu -- February, 12, 2008

DIANA crashes and burns again and what a glorious journey it is!!! The movie drags and even seems to have an "arc of sadness" to it. AND...DIANA was waaaay tooo old to play a TWELVE year old little girl!! Now, having said that...I loved the musical numbers! Everyone (including Diana) shine during the musical moments in the movie. You will love Diana singing, "Home". Michael Jackson singing, "You Can't Win". The "Brand New Day" dance number and of course, "Ease On Down..." A collector's edition containing a cd of the soundtrack is avaiable. Music to ears of all of you nastalgic Diana and M.J fans.

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  • Sales Rank: 110,263
  • UPC: 025192053429
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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