This movie should come with a warning label. It is bound to offend the following people:
- Oz fans
- Silent movie fans
- Carbon-based life forms
Is it the worst silent movie ever made? No. Is it one of the worst to be released on Bluray with an orchestra score? Oh yeah. Unfunny, racist and decidedly un-magical, this film also has the misfortune of sharing a title with one of the most beloved family films. It’s not fair but life isn’t fair and one thing I never wanted was a projectile vomiting duck in an Oz picture, so I guess we’re even.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.I honestly do not know. I mean, they leave the castle and then the movie just kind of stops.
If it were a dessert it would be: Kitty Litter Cake. I am sure there are people on this planet that find it funny but I certainly would not like to spend much time with them.
Availability: There are numerous public domain editions but the best quality is found as an extra included in some releases of the 1939 film. Pristine transfer, orchestra score by Robert Israel, the works.
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