In this Sidney Lumet-directed Motown rendition of THE WIZARD OF OZ, Diana Ross plays a soulful Dorothy, accompanied by a cast peppered with R&B stars such as Roberta Flack and Luther Vandross.
Nick Ashford - R&B singer-songwriter; half of Ashford & Simpspn
Quincy Jones - American Musician/Composer/Producer
Luther Vandross - R&B Singer/Songwriter
Michael Jackson - Pop Star; brother of Janet, Jermaine, Marlon, Tito, Jackie
Lena Horne - American singer, actress
Roberta Flack - American Singer
Valerie Simpson - R&B singer-songwriter/half of "Ashford & Simpson"
Philip Rosenberg - Production Designer
Sidney Lumet - American director/producer
Nipsey Russell - American Comic Actor
Cissy Houston - Actress
Louis Johnson - Choreographer
L. Frank Baum - Novelist/"Wizard Of Oz"
Tony Walton - Production/Cost. Designer
Diana Ross - American Singer, the Supremes
Gwen Guthrie - R&B Singer
Ted Ross - Supporting Actor
Richard Pryor - African American actor, comedian
Dede Allen - Editor
Corothea Carothers Allen - Editor
Oswald Morris - British DOP - "Lolita", "The Man Who Would Be King"
Rob Cohen - Prod./Director/Screenwriter
Mabel King - Supporting Actress
Joel Schumacher - American Director/Screenwriter
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 135
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 025192015885
- Genre: Family
- Rating: G (MPAA)
- Release Date: June 2016
Filmed on location in New York City. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards.
"...Director Sidney Lumet has created what amounts to a love letter to the city of New York, which he equates with Oz..." - 10/04/1978 Variety
"...Real, old-fashioned production numbers....Children and Diana Ross fans will probably think every penny was well spent." - 10/26/1978 New York Times