Sam Raimi’s big-budget extravaganza Oz The Great And The Powerful hits UK cinemas today, hoping to rustle up some big box-office numbers.

Acting as a sort-of prequel to the much-loved 1939 classic, this film focuses on Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a Kansas circus magician who may or not not come to rule the magical realm after finding the Land Of Oz.

To mark the occasion, we have a video featuring interviews with both star Franco and director Raimi.

Oz The Great And The Powerful also features the likes of Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis.

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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle