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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"After The Wizard" DVD (Review)

After The Wizard, is a dvd that was released on August 7th. It was based on our favorite characters from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It is the story of a 12-year old Kansas orphan who turns to the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodsman for help during a difficult time. She imagines that things have not gone well in Oz since the Wizard left, and the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodsman must travel to Kansas to enlist in  Dorothy's aid.  The movie starts with a truck driving down a dirt road, dropping  a lighter-toned version of Toto out of the door. Your heart begins to melt at that point, wondering what's going to happen next! We see Elizabeth, aka Dorothy, at an orphanage, having to line up with a buddy and she's trying to tell someone that her name's Dorothy. We see Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, and the Lion talking about Dorothy, with industry-type buildings in the background. They talk of going to see Dorothy in Kansas, but they must leave at night, due to the Winged Monkeys. Lion ends up being left behind, and the Scarecrow and Tin Woodsman set off on a journey in a hot air balloon  to find Dorothy.

 Now, that's where the 12-year old orphan Elizabeth comes in. Like millions of girls her age, she has read the beloved novel. However, she believes that she IS Dorothy, and maybe actually she is! I don't want to give away too much of the movie! I do want to give you some information about the cast, though!


After The Wizard Cast:
Jordan  Van Vranken---Elizabeth, aka Dorothy
Jermel Nakia---the Scarecrow
Orien Richman---the Tin Woodsman
P.David Mitchell---the Lion
Peter Mark Richman---Charles Samuel Williams
Helen Richman---Mrs. Murphy
Loren Lester--- Dr. Edwards
Susan Giosa---Ms. Thomson
 
Hugh Gross was the writer-director of this heart-warming and very entertaining movie! It's definitely a family friendly movie, one that all ages could enjoy! I loved it, and watched it several times before this review! I give it 5 stars, and highly recommend this movie!

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this dvd by PMG in order to facilitate my review, and the opinions expressed are my own!

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