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M a S H (1970)

Director: Robert Altman     Starring: Elliott Gould Donald Sutherland
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40248404
UPC: 024543133452
UPC 14: 00024543133452
Rating: Game Rating Code
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The staff of a korean war field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Editor's Note
With the release of Robert Altman's M*A*S*H in 1970, a new form of comedy was born, one that would help to forever change the face of cinema. Altman's audacious film reflected the American counterculture's growing distrust of religion and government in the late 1960s and early 1970s, resulting in one of the biggest box office smashes of its time. Introducing the techniques he would employ throughout his storied career--overlapping dialogue, a constantly moving camera with a heavy amount of zooming, and a bold combination of frank subject matter with cynical humor--Altman immediately vaulted himself to Hollywood's upper ranks. Based on the novel by Richard Hooker, M*A*S*H follows a group of Mobile Army Surgical Hospital officers as they perform surgery and pass the time just miles from the front lines of the Korean conflict. Led by sardonic captains "Hawkeye" Pierce (Donald Sutherland) and "Trapper" John McIntyre (Elliott Gould), the film has the feel of an absurd three-ring circus. Other characters include the uptight nurse "Hot Lips" O'Houlihan (Sally Kellerman), the confused Major Frank Burns (Robert Duvall), the troubled Captain "Painless" Waldowski (John Shuck), and the simpleminded Captain "Duke" Forrest (Tom Skerritt). Altman's decision to present his film as a series of loosely connected vignettes rather than a traditionally unfolding narrative perfectly captures the freewheeling spirit so unique to early-'70s cinema.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/7/2004
Video Play Time Running Time: 116 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1970
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2223345
Video UPC UPC: 00024543133452
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Donald Sutherland
Video Cast Info Elliott Gould
Video Cast Info Rene Auberjonois
Video Cast Info Robert Duvall
Video Cast Info Roger Bowen
Video Cast Info Sally Kellerman
Video Cast Info Tom Skerritt
Video Cast Info Danford B. Greene - Editor
Video Cast Info Harold E. Stine - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Ingo Preminger - Producer
Video Cast Info Richard Hooker - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Ring Lardner Jr. - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Robert Altman - Director

Awards


Oscar (1971)
Video Award Name Ring Lardner Jr., Winner, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
   Video Award Name Sally Kellerman, Nominee, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
   Video Award Name Robert Altman, Nominee, Best Director
   Video Award Name Ingo Preminger, Nominee, Best Picture

Memorable Quotes

"I wonder how a degenerate person like you could have reached a position of responsibility in the Army Medical Corps."----Hot Lips (Sally Kellerman) to Dago Red (Rene Auberjonois)|"He was drafted."----Dago Red's reply to Hot Lips

Professional Reviews

Total Film
"...[An] inspired, skittish conflict comedy....Subtle, underplayed and poignant..." 07/01/2003 p.137

Entertainment Weekly
"M*A*S*H* is still funny..." -- Grade: B 04/21/2006 p.61

Premiere
"[I]t still boasts a splendid ensemble...[and] a breezy antiestablishment attitude..." 08/01/2006 p.67

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Mash
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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