The Witches of Oz

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German title The Witches of Oz
Original title The Witches of Oz
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 2011
length 160 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
Director Leigh Scott
script Chris Campbell ,
Leigh Scott,
Eliza Swenson
production Chris Campbell,
Leigh Scott,
Eliza Swenson
music Eliza Swenson
camera Leigh Scott
cut Nick Everhart ,
Leigh Scott,
Eliza Swenson

The Witches of Oz (Original title: The Witches of Oz ) is an American mini-series by the director Leigh Scott . The film is based on the works of L. Frank Baum .


Dorothy Gale from Kansas is a successful children's author. Together with her illustrator Allen, she is brought to New York by agent Billie Westbrook , as the books about the magical land of Oz are to be filmed. However, there she learns through strange incidents that Oz really exists and that she experienced all of her stories as a child. At that time she also brought a magic key with her, which the wicked witch of the west needs for her book, with the content (the word of transformation ) she wants to subjugate humanity. The key is scattered around New York in several parts. It turns out that Agent Billie is the bad witch. With the Word of Metamorphosis, Dorothy turns the witch back into Billie. When she then cries, she dies from contact with water.


The leading actresses Noel Thurman , Eliza Swenson and Paulie Rojas (from left)

The production began while Leigh Scott films for Mockbuster - studio The Asylum made. The film was only shot in Connecticut and New York City . In the United States , the film was released in an abridged form under the title Dorothy and the Witches of Oz . It celebrated its cinema premiere on February 17, 2012. The original version was released on DVD in the United States on April 10, 2012.


The film received mixed reviews.

"The film with prominent cast (including Sean Astin, Mia Sara) is more reminiscent of The Tenth Kingdom than the great Wizard of Oz film classic from 1939, but it's cheaper."

"Nice basic idea, bad special effects."

- TV feature film

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Release certificate for The Witches of Oz . Voluntary self-regulation of the film industry , December 2011 (PDF; test number: 130 778 V).
  2. ^ The Witches of Oz - Film Review - Film - TV SPIELFILM , accessed on March 10, 2013