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Have you ever wondered how the Wizard of Oz got that auspicious title? Find out in this tale of a Kansas magician (James Franco) who gets swept away by a tornado into a bewitched land where he must prove he can be great and powerful.
Why Is Oz The Great and Powerful Rated PG?
Oz The Great and Powerful is rated PG for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language.
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Violence: A man attempts to beat up another character. A character is swept away in a tornado, then later crashes and is washed over a waterfall. He is attacked and bitten by small creatures. One character spits in the face of another. Characters experience numerous moments of peril involving large fantasy creatures, monsters and witches. Characters discuss a man who was poisoned. A community is destroyed and invaders kill many people - only aftermath of event is shown. Soldiers with spears attack. A woman predicts a road will be “red with blood” after a battle. Characters are thrown against walls and down stairs. Fireballs and fireworks are used as weapons. A woman is captured and chained in front of a public gathering. A hot air balloon catches fire and crashes to the ground. A character is repeatedly shocked with an electrical-like current. A woman falls out of a window.
Sexual Content: A character lures a woman into his room and kisses her with the promise of a job. It is implied he has done this with others and he frequently attempts to woo many women (without a commitment). Couples kiss. Veiled sexual jokes are included.
Language: The script contains a couple of brief curse words and several uses of name-calling.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A character drinks while on the job. A character eats a magical apple that turns her into a witch. Characters fall asleep after walking through a field of poppies with sleep inducing properties.
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This movie is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz. This classic story was the inspiration behind The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz. Other characters find themselves in strange lands where they are greeted with great expectations in Alice in Wonderland, Gulliver’s Travels and The Chronicles of Narnia.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: Oz the Great and Powerful
Release Date: 11 June 2013
Oz the Great and Powerful releases to home video (Blu-ray/Digital Copy, Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy or Blu-ray 3D/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- Walt Disney and the Road to Oz
- The Magic of ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ (Second Screen Experience)
- My Journey in Oz by James Franco
- Mr. Elfman’s Musical Concoctions
- China Girl and the Suspension of Disbelief
- Before Your Very Eyes: From Kansas to Oz
- Mila’s Metamorphosis