Hair 79

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Product Overview

This broadway hit celebrates the hippie energy of the decade of psychedelia.


Studio MGM
SKU 40111481
UPC 027616764126
UPC 14 00027616764126
Format DVD
Release Date 6/9/2009
Rating Rating
New York City
Rock And Roll
Stage Play
Theatrical Release
Vietnam War
Editors Note
Note In what is widely considered to be even better than the Broadway stage musical, this film version of HAIR, directed by Milos Forman, gives a boost to what was, on the stage, a nonexistent plotline, and highlights the already fabulous score with this epic musical. Filmed on location in and around New York City, the main plotline follows Claude (John Savage) a farm boy turned draftee from Oklahoma on his way to Vietnam. In New York, he is adopted by a group of flower children, led by Berger (Treat Williams) and including Jeannie (Annie Golden), who take him on a series of counter-cultural adventures that introduce Claude to hallucinogens and to a flaky but loveable debutante named Sheila (Beverly D'Angelo). Along with this experience come an introduction to issues of race, gender, politics, and war. The performances--both the acting and the singing--are extraordinary, and choreographer Twyla Tharp stages some of the most inventive and exquisite dance sequences ever seen, including a "horse ballet" by mounted police in Central Park, and an LSD trip-fantasy sequence. The sheer visual energy in HAIR--and the energy of its stars--propels this unique and nostalgic film forward every minute, and gives new insight into the Vietnam War era.
Variety "...Vibrant and innovative....HAIR is a triumph of technical craftsmanship..." 03/14/1979
New York Times "...A rollicking musical memoir....The charm of a fable and the slickness of Broadway show biz at its breathless best..." 03/14/1979 p.C15,Included in the New York Times's "10 BEST FILMS OF 1979" 12/30/1979 p.II:1
Milos Forman
Treat Williams
Beverly D'Angelo
Cast & Crew
Annie Golden - Actor
Beverly D'Angelo - Actor
Cheryl Barnes - Actor
Don Dacus - Actor
Dorsey Wright - Actor
John Savage - Actor
Melba Moore - Actor
Ronnie Dyson - Actor
Treat Williams - Actor
Gerome Ragni - Based on Novel By
Milos Forman - Director
Gerome Ragni - Screenplay
James Rado - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1979
Catalog ID 114789
UPC 00027616764126
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 121 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Golden Globe (1980) Hair, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy,Treat Williams, Nominee, New Star Of The Year in a Motion Picture - Male
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Sensormatic, English, French, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Savage,John
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Newsweek Hair is for everyone!
The Wall Street Journal Breathtaking!
Los Angeles Times Dazzling!

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