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OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Cert PG, PS17.99, Blu-ray PS21.99 ???? After perhaps the longest gestation in Hollywood history, Disney finally gave birth to its Wizard Of Oz prequel.

Things kick off in 1905 Kansas where the rakish Oscar Diggs (James Franco) earns a living performing magic tricks at a two-bit travelling circus. When a twister strikes, he's swept into the heavens and to the land of Oz where he learns from the bewitching Mila Theodora (Mila Kunis) that he must be the much- feted Oz, the magician sent to lift a curse that's blighted the kingdom.

Egged on by her sister (Rachel Weisz), the pair, accompanied by a flying monkey and a speaking china doll, embark on a magical mystery tour - via the yellow brick road, naturally - to fulfil his destiny.

bewitching: Kunis In the hands of director Sam Raimi, the film is very much an homage and, referencing the 1939 original, the first 20 minutes are black and white before Oscar arrives in Oz and it explodes into colour.

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BEWITCHING: Mila Kunis

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 28, 2013
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