The Wonderful Land of Oz / Jack and the Beanstalk
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WONDERFUL LAND OF OZ stars the tone deaf Channy Mahon as TIP who fans of the books will know is really Princess Ozma enchanted as a boy. Channy Mahon "sings" several HIDEOUS tunes amidst sets that look like they were set up on a elementary school stage and created out of paste and construction paper. This movie was done on the cheap. Frankly that is what is fun about it. It is absolutely fascinating to watch because it is just truly terrible. I have NEVER seen anything that compares to the outright and unabashed CHEAPNESS of this flick. The songs are wretched and sung by people who just can't sing. The GUMP is the most wretchedly constructed prop ever. And the effects for when it flys...well they certainly are special.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK has much better songs, although they still suck. And it looks a little bit more polished and not quite as cheap. It also thankfully does not star the uninspiring Channy Mahon. We do get to see the evil GIANT launch into a terrible little ditty called FE FI FO FUM at least three awful times.
The wonderful thing about this DVD is that it contains probably 20 odd trailers for bottom of the barrel childrens trash epics from the 60's and 70's...and maybe even the 50's.
These trailers have to be seen to be believed. MEXICAN IMPORTS like LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD AND THE MONSTERS must have employed a crew completely on drugs. The dubbing just in this trailer alone rivals any bad dubbing I have ever seen. Your jaw will drop when you see just how profoundly disturbing this trailer is. There are no words to describe my utter sense of wonder when I watch the trailers on this disc.Read more ›
SEE the army of teenage 60s hotties in their "evil drum majorette" outfits!
SEE the talent-free Channy Mahon yowl his way through this "musical."
SEE the plywood nailed together in a configuration that vaguely suggests the outline of the Emerald City! (And every other location.)
See the community theater wicked witch (and Tin Man and Scarecrow and...).
If you love jaw-dropping cinema, if your favorite part of Game of Death was the first few minutes, if your idea of a good time is to repeatedly stammer "I-- I can't believe they even TRIED to do this!"
You will love Barry Mahon's The Wonderful Land of Oz.
Jack and the Beanstalk is the same drill, made with more effort, and far less ambitious-- and it lacks everything that makes "Oz" so hideously riveting.
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