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Return to Oz


Time Out says

Dorothy (Balk) slips back into the dreamworld of Oz, where she finds a crumbling Yellow Brick Road and Oz itself deserted and desolate. In restoring order, she has to contend with the likes of the Nome King (Williamson), part-human, part-avalanche, and Princess Mombi (Marsh), a decapitation hobbyist with her eye on Dorothy's Christmas pudding of a head. Despite the presence of Billina the talking hen, the emphasis on insecurity and peril harks back to the treat-'em-rough days of children's fiction, and the disturbing/comforting ratio tilts conclusively towards the former. Some startling visuals (Will Vinton's Clay-mation effects) and streaks of gruesome whimsy will perhaps be best appreciated by grown-up sensibilities.

Release Details

  • Duration:109 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Walter Murch
  • Screenwriter:Walter Murch, Gill Dennis
  • Cast:
    • Piper Laurie
    • Michael Sundin
    • Fairuza Balk
    • Tim Rose
    • Jean Marsh
    • Matt Clark
    • Nicol Williamson
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