From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

OZ (1976, Australia) is a Rock N Roll-Comedy-Fantasy film directed by Chris Löfvén.


Main Details

  • Released on July 29, 1976
  • Color
  • Running time: 1 hr 43 min (103 min) | 1 hr 25 min (85 min) (USA) | 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (director's cut) (USA)
  • Production Co.: Count Features | Davis Equities Corporation Investment Partnerships | Inter Planetary | O&O Associates Ltd. | The Australian Film Commission
  • Distribution Co.: British Empire Films Australia (1976) (Australia) (theatrical) | American First Run Studios (1977) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Chris Löfvén
  • Written by Chris Löfvén, based on L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz (uncredited)
  • Starring: Joy Dunstan, Graham Matters, Bruce Spence

Plot Summary

  • Dorothy is a sixteen-year-old groupie riding with a rock band when, suddenly, the van is in a road accident, and she hits her head. She wakes up in a fantasy world as gritty and realistic as the one she came from and learns she killed a young thug in the process.


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