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 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Sam Raimi's next film, his first since Drag Me to Hell, is the 3D Oz: The Great and Powerful, starring James Franco as Oz. (Apparently the first two choices for the role were Robert Downey, Jr. and Johnny Depp. I'm glad the role went to Franco!) And now we have the first trailer:



Not sure what to make of it. Some good actors here, and with Raimi you know there'll be some gonzo action and humor, but some of the CG work looks a bit below par, which may be troublesome considering how much of it there seems to be. But then, there are many months left before it comes out. Anyway. Cautiously optimistic about this one, despite the, erm, decidedly mixed careers of the screenwriters.

Also, IMDB lists Danny Elfman as composer . . . is this confirmed? Has there been some sort of reconciliation between Elfman and Raimi after the Spider-Man II situation? As much as I love Elfman, I would have really loved to hear Chris Young take on a huge colorful fantasy like this. . .

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2012 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Well the CGI in "Alice In Wonderland" looked like a low budget Saturday morning special and it made over 400 million. Quality don't mean anything nowadays.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2012 - 1:54 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Well the CGI in "Alice In Wonderland" looked like a low budget Saturday morning special and it made over 400 million. Quality don't mean anything nowadays.

This one really interests me, the backstory about the Wizard and he came to Oz.

James Franco seems to be a very good choice.

I'm dying to see this one.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2012 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

The movie was shot here in Michigan before the current governor gutted the film industry incentives, costing metro Detroit The Avengers shoot. Raimi is from Michigan.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2012 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   KubrickFan   (Member)

Sam Raimi's next film, his first since Drag Me to Hell, is the 3D Oz: The Great and Powerful, starring James Franco as Oz. (Apparently the first two choices for the role were Robert Downey, Jr. and Johnny Depp. I'm glad the role went to Franco!) And now we have the first trailer:



Not sure what to make of it. Some good actors here, and with Raimi you know there'll be some gonzo action and humor, but some of the CG work looks a bit below par, which may be troublesome considering how much of it there seems to be. But then, there are many months left before it comes out. Anyway. Cautiously optimistic about this one, despite the, erm, decidedly mixed careers of the screenwriters.

Also, IMDB lists Danny Elfman as composer . . . is this confirmed? Has there been some sort of reconciliation between Elfman and Raimi after the Spider-Man II situation? As much as I love Elfman, I would have really loved to hear Chris Young take on a huge colorful fantasy like this. . .


Yeah, Elfman and Raimi set aside their differences some time ago.
Honestly, maybe it's just the trailer, but this looks terribly bland to me.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2012 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Hm. Not half bad. It'll get my money, I think.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2012 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

It's trying too hard to look like a Tim Burton film.

 
 Posted:   May 5, 2013 - 6:52 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Earlier today, in response to consumer outcry, Disney revealed that Blu-ray copies of Oz the Great and Powerful 3D -- which feature a 3D BD disc and downloadable digital copy, but no 2D BD -- will include an in-package offer that allows those who purchase the 3D version to obtain a 2D BD disc by mail for an additional $5.99.

The studio's official statement reads as follows:

"We strive to give our consumers the best in-home experience and consistently evolve our mix of product offerings. We know that our 3D consumers enjoy that experience as well as the ease of use and functionality of digital copy. With Oz the Great and Powerful we're offering a single, simplified version for their in-home and on-the-go viewing needs. And, for those desiring a 2D Blu-ray version of the film, there's an offer included in the package."
Blu-ray.com has yet to receive official confirmation as to whether the $5.99 offer was created specifically to address the recent rash of complaints received from consumers, which were many, or if the offer was designed to be included in the package all along. The former would suggest Disney is in the process of quickly re-evaluating its 3D strategy going forward. The latter would suggest this is simply another aspect of the studio's 3D packaging experiment.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=11069

 
 Posted:   May 5, 2013 - 7:40 PM   
 By:   TM2-Megatron   (Member)

I was one of those consumers crying out, lol. Disney has been the studio doing the best job on 3-D Blu-Ray releases, but the Oz release that lacked a 2-D disc (and DVD, 'cuz I still occasionally use them) sounded ridiculous to me. I don't mind paying the premium for an all-inclusive combo pack; but asking me to pay the same price for just a 3-D Blu-Ray disc (that I can only use on one of my TVs) and a non-HD digital copy I'll never use? Forget it.

So... what? The 3-D non-combo pack will be a 3-disc amaray case with an empty slot for the 2-D disc for those who opt to get it? Or does Disney expect people to just shove this thing in a paper envelope?

They should've just done it right from the beginning.

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2013 - 5:51 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I took my kids to see this last weekend (2D, my kids don't like 3D at all), and we all enjoyed it. It did remind me somewhat of Burton's 'Alice In Wonderland' but that was no bad thing. I thought it was all quite clever how they tied the story in with 'The Wizard Of Oz'. Wasn't overly impressed with Franco however, I found him a weak link and not an overly convincing lead. Thought Michelle Williams looked gorgeous mind youwink

 
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