Reviewer: Vicki Vermeer Source:
Warner Home Video
Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf
Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamiltona nd Charley Grapewin
Dorothy is a Kansas farm girl who dreams of a visit to the magical land of Oz when she is bumped on the head. In her dream, she learns of the importance of friendship, courage and the there is "no place like home". As an added bonus, we are introduced to the making of Wizard of Oz with a behind the scenes special hosted by Angela Lansbury.
Experience the Cinematic treasure that has placed the immortal Judy Garland into the center of hearts around the world. The extraordinary voice that sang such unforgettable songs as "Over The Rainbow," "We're Off To See the Wizard" and "The Merry Old Land Of Oz" also won Miss Garland a special Academy Award for "outstanding performance as a screen juvenile" in 1939. Swooped from her Kansas farm by a terrible twister, young Dorothy (Garland) and her dog Toto find themselves in a fantastic world of witches and wizards. Befriended by the inhabitants of Munchkinland, Dorothy learns her only hope of returning to Kansas is to follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City, home of the magnificent and all-powerful Wizard of Oz. Joined in her enchanted quest by a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) in search of a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) in search of a heart and a cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) in need of courage, Dorothy leads the merry band dancing and singing toward their dreams. A legendary film that has transcended the medium itself, The Wizard Of Oz continues to delight those who let their minds and hearts drift to that magical place that will forever be...somewhere over the rainbow.