|Get a little Wicked with the Blu-Ray 3D|
Some have been upset that if you want to have all of the available formats, you'll need to purchase two sets: the Blu-Ray 3D and the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack. I personally am not too worried because I don't plan to purchase the 3D version, although I did enjoy seeing the film in 3D. However, given that most other films released in 3D get a combo pack containing three versions on disc, this move for Disney proves odd. Even odder: the Blu-Ray 3D has no special features and has the same suggested retail price as the Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack.
|The whole cast graces the combo pack|
The Blu-Ray will contain a number of bonus features, but no deleted scenes, which we were hoping for since Sam Raimi mentioned that there were quite a few that he had to cut that explained more about the characters.
There is a feature called The Magic of “Oz The Great and Powerful”, which is billed as a Second Screen Experience. It appears that it requires a Smart Phone to use an app to access certain bonus features while the movie plays. It could be possible that these are also accessible through the menu.
|Get very Wicked and just go HD|
The features listed for this in the press release are:
- The Enchanting Characters and Creatures of Oz - From Munchkins and Tinkers to good witches, bad witches, and flying baboons, this piece follows each character and creature of the Land of Oz from inspiration to final outcome.
- The Sounds of Magical Oz - What adds fragility to the sounds of China Girl's footsteps; ferocity to the tornado; or weight to the flutter of Finley's flapping wings?
- Sleight of Hand: Zach Braff Puppet Theater - Actor, and voice of Finley, Zach Braff introduces viewers to the Finley mockup.
- Mariah Carey Music Video
|Get the basics on just DVD|
The other one sounds quite fascinating: Walt Disney and the Road to Oz. The press release reads "It is well known that Walt Disney had a fascination with the Land of Oz since he was a child. See how that fascination grew into inspiration as he began planning for his own adaptation of the stories in the classic Baum books." So, sounds like we'll get a bit of The Rainbow Road to Oz here. I wouldn't hope to see the entire teaser piece from the Disneyland Fourth Anniversary Show, though. It'd be nice if they'll give a nod to Return to Oz on here.
On the DVD edition, you'll get just the blooper reel and "Walt Disney and the Road to Oz."
You can preorder (or order) your copy from Amazon here:
Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack