The Wiz (DVD video, 2008) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The Wiz

The Wiz

Author: Rob CohenJoel SchumacherCharlie SmallsSidney LumetTony WaltonAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Music : NTSC color broadcast system   Sound Recording : English : [30th anniversary edition]View all editions and formats
Summary:
Dorothy is a 24-year-old Manhattan kindergarten teacher who is whisked away from her inner-city neighborhood via a snowstorm to the mysterious land of Oz. Oz is a sprawling, decaying, nightmarish, and dangerous megalopolis that resembles the physical characteristics of New York City.
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Genre/Form: Fantasy films
Musical films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Action and adventure films
Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Adventure films
Musical
Adventure
Feature
Named Person: Dorothy Gale, (Fictitious character); Dorothy Gale, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Music, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Cohen; Joel Schumacher; Charlie Smalls; Sidney Lumet; Tony Walton; Oswald Morris; Dede Allen; Albert Whitlock; Diana Ross; Michael Jackson; Nipsey Russell; Ted Ross; Mabel King; Theresa Merritt; Thelma Carpenter, (Vocalist); Lena Horne; Richard Pryor; Ken Harper; William F Brown; L Frank Baum; Motown Productions.; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Language Note: English (Dolby 5.1, DTS 5.1) or dubbed French (Dolby 2.0) dialogue, French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
OCLC Number: 185036886
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the book by William F. Brown ; music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls ; produced on the New York stage by Ken Harper.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1978.
Special features: "Wiz on down the road" featurette; theatrical trailer.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Credits: Director of photography, Oswald Morris ; editor, Dede Allen ; songs, Charlie Smalls ; music adaptation, Quincy Jones ; production and costume designer, Tony Walton ; special visual effects, Albert Whitlock.
Cast: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Theresa Merritt, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: G.
Description: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 compact disc (4 3/4 in.)
Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., dual-layer, NTSC.
Contents: CD: He's the Wizard (Thelma Carpenter) --
You can't win (Michael Jackson) --
Ease on down the road (Diana Ross & Michael Jackson) --
Slide some oil to me (Nipsey Russell) --
(I'm a) mean ole lion (Ted Ross) --
Emerald City sequence (Richard Pryor and choir) --
A brand new day (entire cast) --
Home (Diana Ross).
Responsibility: a Motown Production ; produced by Rob Cohen ; screenplay by Joel Schumacher ; directed by Sidney Lumet.

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Dorothy is a 24-year-old Manhattan kindergarten teacher who is whisked away from her inner-city neighborhood via a snowstorm to the mysterious land of Oz. Oz is a sprawling, decaying, nightmarish, and dangerous megalopolis that resembles the physical characteristics of New York City.
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