Return to Oz

Return to Oz
Return to Oz
  • PG
  • 1h 50m
  • 1985
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You'll love accompanying Dorothy on this second thrilling adventure based on L. Frank Baum's "Oz" books! Dorothy finds herself back in the land of her dreams ... and makes delightful new friends (like Tik Tok, Jack Pumpkinhead, and the Gump) ... and dangerous new enemies (the creepy Wheelers, the head-hunting Princess Mombi, and the evil Gnome King). With every twist in the yellow brick road, you'll find awesome new surprises and special effects that will astound you!

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Critics Consensus: Return to Oz taps into the darker side of L. Frank Baum's book series with an intermittently dazzling adventure that never quite recaptures the magic of its classic predecessor.
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Common Sense Says
1985 follow-up to classic musical is tin-eared and creepy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Return to Oz is nowhere near as whimsical nor fantastical (nor fantastic) as the Judy Garland classic. It has a gloomier, spookier look and feel, though it does have heart. (Dorothy, as in the first movie, is as sweet as ever.) Children 8 and younger will likely find it disturbing, especially if they’re fans of the original. Some scenes show an Oz that’s fallen apart, dominated by a headless princess and a vengeful, stony king. The way they go after Dorothy is a freaky, nerve-wracking sight to behold.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date:June 21, 1985
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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