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''The Witches of Oz'' is a film based on ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', directed by Leigh Scott.

It follows the exploits of the grown Dorothy Gale, now a successful children's book author, as she moves from Kansas to present day New York City. Dorothy quickly learns that her popular books are based on repressed childhood memories, and that the wonders of Oz are very, very real. When the Wicked Witch of the West shows up in Times Square, Dorothy must find the inner courage to stop her.

It has what can best be described as a rather curious distribution history. It was initially released on the Creator/{{Syfy}} channel as a two-part miniseries in 2011 and subsequently made available on DVD and Blu-Ray. However, a [[http://www.followtheyellowbrickroad.com/ director's cut]] - retitled ''Dorothy and the Witches of Oz'' - was slated for ''theatrical'' release in the US on February 17th 2012. This newer version is an overall shorter movie with new scenes and about 90% of the special effects completely redone. There are plans to release the film version on DVD.

The trailer for the miniseries can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIFNKo9AgUQ here]].

The trailer for the theatrical-release version can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSmDbvBkFy4 here]].
!! This movie contains examples of:

* AdaptationDecay: Ilsa plans to make Dorothy's child-friendly books into HotterAndSexier movies. She's ''not'' pleased.
%%* {{Adorkable}}: Allen.
* AnAxeToGrind: The Nome King and the Tin Man both use them.
* AndYouWereThere: Like the MGM movie, some denizens of Oz have real-world counterparts/disguises.
* AnswerCut: Nick Chopper [[spoiler: isn't the Tin Man]], and wonders where he is. Cue the Tin Man coming out of nowhere.
* BeamOWar: Between Glinda and Langwidere.
%%* BigApplesauce
* BigBad: The Wicked Witch of the West.
%%* BigEater: Frick and Frack, and also Bryan.
%%* BrainlessBeauty: Princess Langwidere.
* BubbleGun: Glinda's wand. It vaporizes a monster attacking Nick.
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: A rainbow-colored butterfly appears often throughout the film. Once a black butterfly appears as well.
* CareBearStare: Dorothy uses this on the Witch at the end.
* CirclingMonologue: Dorothy and the Witch do this to each other at the climax.
* CorruptTheCutie: The Witch plans to do this to Dorothy and make her serve at her side.
* CrystalBall: A snowglobe version is used by [[spoiler: the Baums]] to see Dorothy.
%%* DarkerAndEdgier
* DeadpanSnarker: Nick has his moments.
* DemotedToExtra: Aunt Em and the Good Witch of the North.
* DumbBlonde: Langwidere; while her main head isn't blonde, one of her others is. Either way she's dumb.
* TheDragon: Princess Langwidere
* EvilLawyerJoke: One's made about Billie being an agent, as well as a New Yorker.
%%* EvilMentor: [[spoiler: Billie]].
* ExactWords: Seen in the Wizard's deal with the Witch.
* EyepatchOfPower: The Wicked Witch of the West, true to her portrayal in the books.
* FamousAncestor: Dorothy's grandpa [[spoiler: really her dad]] is L. Frank Baum.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The Witch of the East had several scars.
* HellBentForLeather: Ilsa wants to dress Dorothy like this in the movie of the book.
* HotWitch: Almost all of them.
** The Good Witches Glinda and Locosta.
** Langwidere and the Witch of the West when disguised; this trope is probably why the latter stayed disguised so long.
* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Ilsa raises suspicions when she knows details of Dorothy's unpublished manuscript.
%%* LargeHam: The Wizard.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The real world makes people forget about Oz; interestingly, this also happens to the villains, at least in part.
* MacGuffin: The key to the Wizard's book, and the Changing Word.
%%* MageInManhattan: Bad ''and'' good witches.
* MagicAIsMagicA: Witches need magical items to cast spells; the reason the book is so powerful is because it's magical on its own.
* MeaningfulName: Billie ''West''brooke.
* MythologyGag: Mia Sara plays Princess Langwidere, who is a witch in this adaptation. She also played the Wicked Witch of the West in the failed TV pilot ''Series/LostInOz''.
** References to both the Silver Shoes and Ruby Slippers are made.
%%* NaiveNewcomer: Dorothy.
* NeckLift: Langwidere does this to Dorothy in the trailer.
* TheNthDoctor: Multiple people play Princess Langwidere due to her changing heads, though the 'main' one is Mia Sara.
* OffWithHerHead: Langwidere threatens Dorothy with this via magic sword. She herself has it happen a lot.
* OhCrap: The Witch of the East had this when Dorothy's house falls on her.
-->'''Witch:''' '''[looks up]''' ...Oh dear.
* OrWasItADream: Dorothy finds out it wasn't.
* PinkySwear: The Wizard makes the Witch of the West do this during his deal.
* PlayingWithFire: The Witch of the East had a flamethrower broom, and the Witch of the West has a fiery umbrella.
* PosthumousCharacter: The Wicked Witch of the East, who is seen in flashbacks.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Dorothy uses this along with the Changing Word to [[spoiler: turn the Witch back into Billie, and give her a chance to make amends]].
* PrettyInMink: Dorothy has a fur-trimmed coat, and Billie has a long fur coat.
* ReCut: The shorter, theatrical-release version.
* RedHerring:
** [[spoiler: That guy called Nick Chopper? The one who's motivated by love? Yeah, he's not the Tin Woodsman, although at one point even ''he'' believes otherwise.]]
** Billie claims to be Locosta, the Witch of the North.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Sadly, this holds true for [[spoiler:Billie]].
* ReplacementGoldfish: The Wicked Witch of the West wants Dorothy to replace the Witch of the East.
* {{Revenge}}: As in the MGM movie, the Witch of the West wants revenge for Dorothy killing her sister, the Witch of the East; the Baum books never mentioned if they were related.
* RewritingReality: In essence, what the Changing Word does.
* SequelHook: Dorothy meets the Wizard in real life, and two cops find themselves in Oz after the climax, and are offered help by Langwidere. Also, there's those other worlds the Witch mentioned.
* ShootTheDog: Glinda tries to get Dorothy to kill the Witch of the West, but she can't.
* ShoutOut: The Wicked Witch of the West summons the Literature/{{Jabberwock|y}} during the climactic fight, and mentions plans to conquer [[PeterPan Neverland]], [[KingArthur Camelot]], [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Wonderland]], Shangri-La, or perhaps [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]].
%%* SpoiledBrat: Langwidere.
* {{Steampunk}}: The Wizard's inventions, the Tin Man, and the briefly-seen Tik Tok all evoke this aesthetic.
* TakeThat: The trailer for the theatrical version ends by saying that it will debut in theaters on Feb 17th..."in glorious 2-D"; almost-certainly a jab at the 3-D craze.
* TearsOfRemorse: This ultimately kills [[spoiler: the Witch/Billie]].
%%* VainSorceress: Langwidere.
* TheVoiceless: Aunt Em and the Good Witch of the North.
* VoodooDoll: Used to torture Langwidere, and later Dorothy.
* WeCanRuleTogether: The Witch tries this on Dorothy; unlike most examples, she had evidence to back it up and even says she could learn from Dorothy. Dorothy later turns this argument back on her.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Water for the Witch, but she can stop it before it reaches her, and disconnects a house's water supply. She also does have that umbrella.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Jabberwock just vanishes at the end.
* WideEyedIdealist: Dorothy retains her childhood traits and innocence.
* YourHeadASplode: Langwidere has this done to her in the climax.