Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Dark(est) Side of Oz!

Surrender, Dorothy!
Todd McFarlane's TWISTED LAND OF OZ comes to the big screen!

Dorothy and Munchkins

L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of OZ may be the most re-worked literary classic to date. With the popularity of the SciFi Network's TIN MAN, fans of Baums' tale of a young girl lost in a world of imagination continue to grow.

However, McFarlane's vision may be the darkest and most twisted to date. The creator of SPAWN mastered the art of toy making and brought it to whole new levels, and in 2003 he released the most bazaar interpretation of Dorothy to date. "I saw those toys, and Dorothy as some bondage queen isn’t something I want to do," says screen writer Josh (A History Of Violence) Olson.

Even in the 3-D rendering above, Dorothy has been covered with some form of decaying wrap. (The pic is also viewable from all sides, if you hover your mouse, click and 'turn').

Let us not forget our earliest memories of what has become one of the most beloved films of all time: the Judy Garland version. The fact that Pink Floyd can be played in the background and could synchronize with the first half of the film, was a coincidental, fan-made offshoot of the 1939 film. But, the intrigue with these characters remains today!

Remember Dorothy, the Witch is coming to get you ...

And your little dog, too!

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