I'm a massive fan of the classic 1939 version of The Wizard Of Oz starring Judy Garland... in fact the kids learned yesterday that I can practically quote it word for word. BUT I am much more so a devotee of L Frank Baum's original OZ books and the classic musical movie is really just a pale reflection of Baum's vision. Return To Oz, however, portrays the story more faithfully. Its a dark and sombre story which has Dorothy returning to Oz to find that its Queen Osma has been overruled by the evil Gnome King. The Emerald city has been destroyed and it's people turned to stone. It was because of this darker tone that Return To Oz failed to perform during its theatrical release. People couldn't shake the 1939 movie from their minds and weren't able to connect with this take on the story... little did they realise it was much closer to the text. Fortunately RTO has picked up a cult following over the years and is received more favourably nowadays. If you've never seen it, do check it out. There's a few new OZ films in production at the moment and fingers crossed they are also true to the source material.