I am so VERY disappointed. I bought this DVD based upon customer comments however what none of them mentioned was the system requirements for this DVD. If they had, I would never have bought it. I have just spent a most frustrating *2 hours* doing everything I know to get the movie to play and I cut my computer teeth on a Tandy 1000 back 1989.
I have access to the DVD DICTIONARY, the TRIVIA GAME, and MORE TRIVIA, however, the links from DME REWARDS and FOLLOWTHRU.COM get me a "Not Found. The requested URL /webportals/rd21009-1.htm was not found on this server. Apache/2.2 Server at [...] Port 80."
The desk top computer I am trying to view the movie on is a Windows XP Pro, Version 2002, Service Pack 3, with a Intel(r) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU, E7500 @ 2.93Gz, 1.58 GHz, 2.99 GB of RAM.
For any other Friends of Oz tempted to purchase this DVD, please allow me to illuminate you by way of the DVD's README.WRI file, and I quote.
I have been an Oz fan all of my life and usually jump at the opportunity to add something to my Oz collection. So it was that I was glad to find this piece. Watching it, however, was not all I had hoped for.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was written and directed by L. Frank Baum, the author of "The Wizard of Oz" as well as the later sequel, "The Scarecrow of Oz". As such, I expected it to be a very faithful adaptation of the book. In this, I was surpised by two things. The first was that the story was much less like the book that I would have expected from the book's author. The second is how good a job was done in a film dating from 1914.
The basic story is that of the book. Princess Gloria has her heart frozen by an evil witch to prevent her from marrying a commoner. The Oz characters come to her rescue. The way this comes about, however, deviates significantly from the book and several characters are changed or are missing alltogether. This was a...
I bought "His Majesty the Scarecrow of Oz" after reading up on the Oz books. I'd seen a program on Public Television about the Oz movies some years ago and decided it would be fun to get. The special affects are surprisingly good for the era it was filmed - they did things that were pioneering like one scene where the villian's head if chopped off and her "headless" body feels around till she finds and replaces her head. Yes, some of it is really silly it's still worth seeing especially as a piece of movie/Oz history.
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