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The Wiz

Author: Rob CohenJoel SchumacherCharlie SmallsSidney LumetTony WaltonAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Music : NTSC color broadcast system   Sound Recording : English : [30th anniversary editionView 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
Action and adventure films
Drama
Films for the hearing impaired
Feature
Named Person: Dorothy Gale, (Fictitious character); Dorothy Gale, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Music, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Cohen; Joel Schumacher; Charlie Smalls; Sidney Lumet; Tony Walton; Oswald Morris; Dede Allen; Albert Whitlock; Diana Ross; Michael Jackson; Nipsey Russell; Ted Ross; Mabel King; Theresa Merritt; Thelma Carpenter, (Vocalist); Lena Horne; Richard Pryor; William F Brown; L Frank Baum; Ken Harper; 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.
Wide screen (1.85:1)
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.) : sound, color ; 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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