Liza Minnelli not over the rainbow for 'Oz'

“The Wizard of Oz” is a family favorite, but the film — celebrating it's 70th anniversary this year — isn't on Liza Minnelli's must-watch list.

Minnelli says it's tough to watch because of the fictional horrors her mother, Judy Garland, endures.

She said: “I just loved her so and for some reason 'The Wizard of Oz' bothers me when I see it. They do terrible things to her. … That's 'cause it's my mom.”

Minnelli reflected on “The Wizard of Oz” while reflecting on her special, “Liza's At The Palace.” It captures her 2008 Tony-winning play and airs on public television stations this month.

The show ran more than two hours. When asked how she managed such a pace, the 63-year-old said: “You leave your pain shoes at the side of the stage.”

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