Not much to blog about this week, so this will be a short one.
The TV version of 'The Witches of Oz' is now available to rent on demand on several North American cable providers including: Insight Digital Cable, Mediacom Cable Services, Time Warner Cable, and Dish Network. Several other cable providers in North America have it available too, so check to see if you have 'The Witches of Oz' available on your DVR box!
Okay, so let me give you a run down on the version that's available on pay per view.
The prologue sequence is no different than the version that has been leaked online. All the Oz flashbacks are the same. The Kansas 1899 sequence is the same as well, which means it has crappy special effects.
Some of the effects do look better, some that I noticed below:
the parts involving fire, the shots where various characters are standing on the balcony in New York, some bits in the disaster sequence near the end, and some of the fighting sequences look better.
Overall, I'd wait until the theatrical version comes out. The Pay Per View version is better than the Eastern Europe version, but it's not even close to the theatrical version.
Next week, I'll be reviewing an exclusive screener's copy of the theatrical version on BluRay, that the production company is sending me for review purposes. I'll be sure to share that review with you.