Tin Man

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Overview

Produced for the Sci-Fi Channel, this twisted variation on L. Frank Baum's classic tale follows a young girl named D.G. and her newfound friends as they embark on a wondrous adventure through the Outer Zone O.Z. on a mission to locate a powerful wizard known as the Mystic Man, and break the spell of the wicked sorceress Azkadellia. An ordinary girl suddenly thrust into an extraordinary world, D.G. Zooey Deschanel arrives on the Outer Zone prepared to follow the fabled Old Road and fulfill her destiny. When D.G. ...
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Overview

Produced for the Sci-Fi Channel, this twisted variation on L. Frank Baum's classic tale follows a young girl named D.G. and her newfound friends as they embark on a wondrous adventure through the Outer Zone O.Z. on a mission to locate a powerful wizard known as the Mystic Man, and break the spell of the wicked sorceress Azkadellia. An ordinary girl suddenly thrust into an extraordinary world, D.G. Zooey Deschanel arrives on the Outer Zone prepared to follow the fabled Old Road and fulfill her destiny. When D.G. discovers that the evil Azkadellia Kathleen Robertson has cast an oppressive spell over the Outer Zone, she enlists the aid of half-brained eccentric Glitch Alan Cumming, kindly-but-cowardly beast Raw Raoul Trujillo, and heartbroken former lawman Cain Neal McDonough in seeking out the wisdom of the fabled Mystic Man Richard Dreyfuss who lives at the end of the Old Road. With the future of the Outer Zone hanging in the balance, this adventurous group ventures down a perilous road that will find them doing battle with nightmarish flying monkey bats and Azkadellia's malevolent henchmen as they attempt to break a spell with the power to destroy them all. Perhaps before their journey is over, D.G. and her new friends will discover a few things that they never even knew about themselves as well.
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Special Features

Beyond the yellow brick road - the making of Tin Man; On set with the director - Nick Willing; Wizard tricks - hilarious gag reel; Interviews with the cast & crew; Tin Man original trailer; Raw & uncut with Raoul Trujillo; Making The Mystic Man with Richard Dreyfuss and director Nick Willing
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/14/2013
  • UPC: 683904631978
  • Original Release: 2007
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  • Source: Mill Creek Ent
  • Region Code: A
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Color / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 4:28:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 24,298

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Zooey Deschanel D.G.
Neal McDonough Cain
Alan Cumming Glitch
Raoul Trujillo Raw
Kathleen Robertson Azkadellia
Richard Dreyfuss Mystic Man
Anna Galvin Lavender Eyes
Callum Keith Rennie
Technical Credits
Nick Willing Director
Stuart Aikins Casting
Jill Blotevogel Teleplay
Simon Boswell Score Composer
Thomas Burstyn Cinematographer
Sean Cossey Casting
Robert Halmi Jr. Executive Producer
Robert Halmi Sr. Executive Producer
Michael Joy Production Designer
Lynn Kressel Casting
Allan Lee Editor
Steven Long Mitchell Executive Producer, Original Story, Screenwriter, Teleplay
Matthew O'Connor Producer
Michael O'Connor Producer
Craig W. Van Sickle Executive Producer, Original Story, Screenwriter, Teleplay
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Wonderful Retailing and Wonderful for All Ages

    These days it's hard to find a movie that can be enjoyed by all ages. I'm glad to say Tin Man is one of them. It's got action, adventure, comedy, fantasy elements, sci-fi elements, and wonderful characters.

    Tin Man is a retailing of The Wizard of Oz (dangerous territory to wander into). The Wizard of Oz is so loved and has been redone so many times it would be hard to come up with a totally fresh perspective on things. This is where the success of Tin Man is found. It is a creative spin on the familiar story and characters but at the same time can easily be seen as its own independent thing.

    The story centers around 20-year-old DG. A girl who has grown up in Kansas and is bored and unimpressed with her life there. When a freak storm (yes, a tornado) sweeps her and her parents up and over to the other side she wakes to find herself in the O.Z. (the Outer Zone). Now she must find her parents but things aren't going to be easy. The O.Z. is run by a cruel and power sorceress who controls the Outer Zone with an iron fist. To make it through her journey in one piece, she is going to need some help. Along the way she finds 3 companions--all of which are less than ideal travel partners. Raw, a cowardly half-man half-lion creature called a Viewer; who's psychic power is crippelled by his great fear. Glitch, a man who has literally had his brain removed. He is either a criminal justly punished or simply someone who was too smart for his own good. Even he doesn't remember which. And Wyatt Cain, a former lawman who had to watch a holographic loop of his family being torchured for the last 8 years. The experience left him cold and possibly hearltess. DG will have to rely on these 3 to complete her mission. Unfortunately, the further along she goes the more DG realizes nothing is what it seems and she'll have to rethink much of what she thought she knew.

    Because it is a mini-series and gets 4 1/2 hours, Tin Man gets to expand on its story and each of the "main" characters gets their own small plot-line. There are a couple other things that go along with it being just a mini-series and not a feature film as well. First, the special effects. Ok, on the whole they look really good but there are a couple of places they just look really...off. These are only a couple though and are forgiveable. They actually managed to get some well known actors for the parts. Alan Cumming as Glitch is perfect. He knows how to play the comic relief but show dept too. Neal McDonough as Cain is also amazing. He and Alan play off each other so well. The only low point in the acting is Zooey Deschanel as DG. It's not unbearable but her monotone can seem unrealistic and misplaced at times. Her performance is not the best but it can be overlooked (esspecially with Alan and Neal taking up the slack).

    This is great for all ages. Give it a shot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    refreshing & original twist on OZ tale

    A wonderful twist on OZ .You will be caught up in the intrigue of a complex story with all of the right touches found in Frank Baum's original . The film is a little darker and more grown up than the original with wonderful moments of humor. Great storyline, fantastic characters, very well done.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Way better than I thought

    One of my friends suggested Tin man to me and I'll be honest, I was skeptical. However, with in the first 15 minutes I was hooked! The visuals were great! and the Spin that they put on the original was fantastic! Dorthy was a girl named DG that was sick of her life, someone who wanted more. Soon, the evil witch, who is actually her sister, sends troops into this world to kill her. Of course they don't actually kill her and her "parents", push her into the huge tornado. The tornado takes her to the new world where she meets friends along the way that help her on her journey. The action is incredible, and the new mixed in with the old story keeps you hooked.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Wizard of Oz ever!

    I have never been a fan of the Wizard of Oz but this version I love so much I have bought 2 copies--one for my own personal library and one to circulate among friends.

    It's delightful, clever, and really expands and updates the original book. Bravo!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FABULOUS!

    This film is incredibly creative and innovative. A great new twist on a classic!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    follow the road to nowhere

    Sorry, but I really could not get into this movie.<BR/>The good points...the idea was good and the characterizations of the girl's friends were solid (the brainless pal, tin man, and seeker; mutant forms of the scarecrow, tin man, and the cowardly lion.) Most of the acting was acceptable. The cinematography was very good in this film.<BR/>My biggest complaint is this movie was way too long. It ran 6 hours. I just totally lost interest and fell asleep and had to go back and try to watch again. This happened on both parts 1 and 2.<BR/>I didn't like the villian much. I thought she was boring and flat. Without a good antagonist, there was no momentum to the story.<BR/>Overall for me, this was a snooze.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What A Twist To The Classic Tale! A Great Miniseries!

    I have always loved L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", and when I heard that this show was premiering on SciFi, I couldn't wait to see it. I was excited and enthralled from the very start. I loved that as I watched it, I saw many similarities between the movie and book with a futuristic aspect to it. That's what made it so good. Zooey Deschanel made a great D.G. and Kathleen Robertson was sexy as the wicked sorceress Azkadellia. One of the best additions to the series was how D.G. and Azkadellia were sisters who had powers and loved each other and how Azkadellia became a witch. This a brand new journey down a different Yellow Brick Road that everybody will love. It's AWESOME!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great miniseries!

    Although this story is really only very loosely based on the story of Oz, it is still an excellent mini-series. I watched it almost in one sitting. I'd definitely recommend it for anyone who enjoys a little fantasy and action. Loved the redeeming story at the heart of it, too.

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