Friday, August 3, 2012

Going Back to Oz with New Family Feature After the Wizard on DVD 8/7/12


Are you looking for a fun new family movie? Are you a fan of the original Wizard of Oz well I have a great suggestion for you,
Breaking Glass Pictures Going Back to Oz with New Family Feature After the Wizard
Philadelphia, PA – Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce the August 7 DVD release of Hugh Gross’ After the Wizard, a colorful continuation of Frank L. Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”  Shot in Kansas and five other states, the film stars Jordan Van Vranken, Orien Richman, Susan Giosa and Jermel Nakia. 

“After the Wizard” is a heartfelt, often humorous and always entertaining story about a 12-year-old girl named Elizabeth who lives in an orphanage in Kingman, Kansas.  Like millions of girls her age she has read the beloved L. Frank Baum novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” countless times.  But unlike other girls, Elizabeth believes she is Dorothy ... and maybe she is.  Because Elizabeth refers to herself as Dorothy and constantly looks for Toto and a way back to Oz, the headmistress at the orphanage worries Elizabeth is losing touch with reality.

Meanwhile, the Tin Woodman and Scarecrow embark on an incredible cross-country adventure as they leave Oz to search for Dorothy in Kansas.  Traveling by hot air balloon, train, bus and foot, the endearing duo find themselves lost in a world full of colorful strangers who are familiar with them, including a group of New Jersey schoolchildren they mistake for Munchkins and a wise Southern blind man who guides them on their journey. 

“After the Wizard” enjoyed a special world premiere on July 2, 2011 in Kingman, Kansas, which served as headquarters during the Kansas portion of the shoot and made its film festival debut on March 22, 2012 at the International Family Film Festival at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.  The film will enjoy a limited theatrical release this summer in select markets.

Family approved by the Dove Foundation, the DVD (SRP $24.99) will come with exclusive extras such as a director’s commentary, interviews with the principal cast, and a featurette of the world premiere in Kansas. 

Our Take:

Who would not love to get away from their life for a bit? Wouldn’t you love to go on a journey to another land, perhaps to magical land like the land of OZ. A 12 year old girl named Elizabeth who lives in an orphanage a lover of the L. Frank Baum novel “The Wonderful Wizard of OZ” believes that she is Dorothy. I thought that was so sweet, and what girl didn’t fantasize that they were someone else, living in a fascinating  places? The actress who played Elizabeth, Jordan Van Vranken did a wonderful job, I am sure she has a great career ahead of her.

The tin woodman and the scarecrow leave the land of OZ and are in a hunt to find Dorothy. They follow the hijinks and the fun.

Believe it or not, my daughter has never seen The Wizard of OZ, so this was her first glimpse of the land of OZ.  She loved the “magical” characters and of course her favorite character was Toto. She just loved the cute little dog, calling him the “cutie puppy” she is a funny kid that is for sure.  She really liked the movie, and now wants to read the book. I thought the movie was good too, a real change from the crazy movies out there now, this is a true family classic.

So will the Tin Woodsman, and the Scare crow find Dorothy? Is the little girl Elizabeth really Dorothy? Well I will not spoil the movie, you will have to pick up a copy to find out.

On a side note, I love supporting local companies, Breaking Glass pictures, is right in my hometown, it is nice to see a local company doing well.

This is a family approved film by the Dove Foundation, and would be loved by your family.
If you want to fall into a world of wonder make sure to order a copy of Going Back to OZ from Breaking Glass pictures the DVD is available on August 7th, 2012

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This cute movie is available 8/7/12 on Amazon


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