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The Wiz

Author: Rob CohenJoel SchumacherSidney LumetDiana RossMichael JacksonAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Music : NTSC color broadcast system   Sound Recording : English : [30th anniversary ed.]View all editions and formats
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Dorothy is a 24-year-old Manhattan kindergarten teacher who is whisked away from her inner-city neighborhood via a snowstorm to the mysterious land of Oz. Oz is a sprawling, decaying, nightmarish, and dangerous megalopolis that resembles the physical characteristics of New York City.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Musical films
Adventure films
Fantasy films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Fiction films
Musical
Adventure
Drama
Feature
Named Person: Dorothy Gale, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Music, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Cohen; Joel Schumacher; Sidney Lumet; Diana Ross; Michael Jackson; Nipsey Russell; Ted Ross; Mabel King; Theresa Merritt; Thelma Carpenter, (Vocalist); Lena Horne; Richard Pryor; William F Brown; Ken Harper; Charlie Smalls; Motown Productions.; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 185036886
Language Note: English (Dolby 5.1, DTS 5.1) or dubbed French (Dolby 2.0) dialogue, French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the book by William F. Brown ; music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls ; produced on the New York stage by Ken Harper.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1978.
Special features: "Wiz on down the road" featurette; theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Oswald Morris ; editor, Dede Allen ; songs, Charlie Smalls ; music adaptation, Quincy Jones ; production and costume designer, Tony Walton ; special visual effects, Albert Whitlock.
Cast: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Theresa Merritt, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: G.
Description: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 compact disc (4 3/4 in.)
Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., dual-layer, NTSC.
Contents: CD: He's the Wizard (Thelma Carpenter) --
You can't win (Michael Jackson) --
Ease on down the road (Diana Ross & Michael Jackson) --
Slide some oil to me (Nipsey Russell) --
(I'm a) mean ole lion (Ted Ross) --
Emerald City sequence (Richard Pryor and choir) --
A brand new day (entire cast) --
Home (Diana Ross).
Responsibility: a Motown Production ; produced by Rob Cohen ; screenplay by Joel Schumacher ; directed by Sidney Lumet.

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Dorothy is a 24-year-old Manhattan kindergarten teacher who is whisked away from her inner-city neighborhood via a snowstorm to the mysterious land of Oz. Oz is a sprawling, decaying, nightmarish, and dangerous megalopolis that resembles the physical characteristics of New York City.

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