I Will Fix You Pumpkinhead

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Do you recognize this photo? Probably not. It is an image from the 1985 nearly great sequel to “The Wizard of Oz”, “Return to Oz”. I remembered liking this as a kid so I thought I would watch it again and I was pleasantly surprised. When you sit down you really got to try and forget that it is the sequel to one of the most memorable films in American Film history.

Its a hard act to follow and its flawed to be sure, but the imagery is great and imaginative and Fairuza Balk makes a great Dorothy. If you don’t like it or have not seen it I suggest you watch it again and try to appreciate it in the same way you might enjoy “Legend” or “The Dark Crystal”.

I have always valued my lifelessness.

I have always valued my lifelessness.

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4 thoughts on “I Will Fix You Pumpkinhead

  1. I DO remember this. Granted, I saw the movie for the first time in 1998, but I DO remember it.

    My then girlfriend roped me into renting it. Weird movie, though I appreciate the visuals much better than the MGM original.

  2. I got to see this at Radio City when it premiered. I was a little kid and this film left a huge impression on me. I find it odd that it has a cult following. With all the weird fantasy/sorcery movies that were released in the early ’80s I can’t imagine why Return to Oz didn’t hit the jackpot. I love it from the moment I saw it, and even though I loved movies like “Legend,” Return to Oz was so much more entertaining. It was also closer to the Baum books as well.

  3. M says:

    The wheelers scared the living crap out of me as well as pretty much every other kid that was watching it in the theatre when it was shown.

  4. This one needs to be cleaned up remixed/remastered and release on Blu-Ray!!

    This was so great, hard to believe that this sweet Dorothy grew up to be the girlfriend of Robert ‘Bobby’ Boucher Jr. (a.k.a the Waterboy)

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