'The Witches of Oz' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM PST by

The 2011 film based on the timeless Oz stories by L. Frank Baum is planned for Blu-ray in April.

In an early announcement to retailers, Image Entertainment will release 'The Witches of Oz' on Blu-ray on April 10.

Fully grown Dorothy Gale (Paulie Rojas, The Last Resort) lives in rural Kansas where she is a writer of children’s books. The inspiration for her stories is a notable one: her grandfather was the creator of the Land of Oz, that country that has kindled children’s imaginations for generations. One day Dorothy’s quiet, sleepy life gets a wake-up call when she receives an offer from a New York publisher to represent her books. Once she arrives in New York, she learns even more startling news: that her stories are not “stories” at all, but suppressed childhood memories of her own life in Oz.

Now Dorothy is about to experience her childhood adventures all over again. The inhabitants of Oz have returned and only Dorothy and her friends can stop the Wicked Witch of the West and her minions from achieving their nefarious plan to conquer the Big Apple – and the world!

With an emerald-worthy cast including Billy Boyd ('The Lord of the Rings Trilogy'), Sean Astin ('The Lord of the Rings Trilogy'), Ethan Embry ('Harold and Kumar go to White Castle'), Mia Sara ('Legend,' 'Ferris Bueller’s Day Off'), Lance Henriksen ('The Terminator') and Christopher Lloyd (the 'Back To The Future Trilogy'), 'The Witches of Oz' is a winning combination of excitement and whimsy for the entire family, a thrilling adventure that speaks to the child in us all.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and no supplements seem to be included with this release.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.97.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Witches of Oz' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 10.

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The Witches of Oz (Blu-ray)
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