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9 thoughts on “The Wiz, Who’s Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, Girl Friends, The Big Fix, Days of Heaven, 1978

  • Siskel and Ebert were the only critics I know of that gave The Wiz a positive review.

    • The reviews were pretty bad for The Wiz. I had no desire to see this movie.

      • I saw parts of it and you didn’t miss much. There’s actually a few more episodes from the old site I miss already and we like to see them.

        • Anything in particular, Patrick? I think I have most of the shows up.

          • The Best Films of the 1970s (I know you uploaded a video with the same title but that was their Overlooked Classics of the 1970s episode), the Best of 1982, and The Doctors Are In, the show they did on stars in career slumps.

  • I thought The Wiz was crap. The only one I liked in this was Michael Jackson and he wasn’t used enough. The production was needlessly noisy and the added songs were totally forgettable. The fact that it was produced by Joel Schumacher tells you all you need to know.

    Chefs was a cute mystery/comedy.

  • I finally saw The Wiz earlier today. I thought it was a disaster. I can’t believe they actually liked this pile of crap.

  • I’ve never seen The Wiz but am surprised to hear that it was a flop and got mostly negative reviews upon release. Just the fact that I’m aware of the title without having seen it suggests it’s not an obscure film. The music I heard from it always seemed catchy and the images looked imaginative. The well over 2 hour runtime does seem excessive for a family film in the 1970s. Apparently the TV edit was brought down to an hour and 40 minutes. I plan to check the movie out someday.

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