Director Sam Raimi Talks OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, 3D, Deleted Scenes, and More

     March 10, 2013


Now playing in theaters is director Sam Raimi’s fantastic prequel to The Wizard of OzOz The Great and Powerful.  The film centers on a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics (James Franco) who finds himself transported to Oz and drawn into a battle between the three witches Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams).  Loaded with incredible visuals, amazing 3D, and a beautiful world created by production designer Robert Stromberg (Alice in Wonderland, Avatar), Oz is the type of movie that definitely should be seen on a movie screen and it’s absolutely worth the extra charge to see it in 3D.  Oz The Great and Powerful also stars Zach Braff and Joey King.

Recently, I got to speak with Raimi.  After exchanging gifts, we talked about why he wanted to make Oz in 3D, deleted scenes, how he’s been waiting to hear what people think about the film, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

If you missed my video interviews with Mila Kunis, James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz or Zach Braff, click the links.  And here is Matt’s review of Oz The Great and Powerful.

Sam Raimi:

  • We exchange gifts…
  • I tell him how much I loved the movie
  • Raimi talks about how he’s been waiting to hear what people think of the film
  • Talks about the use of 3D and why it’s important to see Oz in 3D
  • Deleted scenes talk
  • Will the deleted scenes end up on the Blu-ray


  • Sean B

    So, From what is answered by Sam Raimi at the end of the video interview about the Deleted scenes, will the Deleted scenes be on the Blu-ray release of Oz: The Great and Powerfil or not? I ‘m am asking because i couldn’t quite understand if what he answered was him basically saying Yes or No.

    • Chris Etrata

      He saying likely not because the scenes did not looked finished to him and he can;t go back and finish it. I do agree there should be a director’s cut because I really enjoyed the film.

      • Yurine

        Yeah, they definitely need a Director’s Cut for this film but it was fun nonetheless.

      • Sean B

        I just want to see that the blu-ray release of Oz: the Great and Powerful will have all of its Deleted scenes, because i don’t want to miss out on seeing them even if they are unfinished.

  • Nick

    I really enjoy Frosty’s interviews, because he usually has interesting questions beyond the norm. I wish they’d let him have more time on this one.