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Hair [DVD] [1979]

John Savage , Treat Williams , Milos Forman    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden, Dorsey Wright
  • Directors: Milos Forman
  • Writers: Gerome Ragni, James Rado, Michael Weller
  • Producers: Lester Persky, Michael Butler, Robert Greenhut
  • Format: PAL, Colour, HiFi Sound, Anamorphic, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Aug 2001
  • Run Time: 117 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005KISM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,565 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Milos Forman's 1979 film of the 1968 musical Hair is far more watchable than it has any right to be. Controversial though the original stage version might have been at the time, it has not dated well. It was written back when most people thought the Vietnam War was a good idea and long hair on men a signifier of a hopelessly corrupt society, rather than the other way around. By the time the belated movie adaptation arrived attitudes had changed, and what made Hair so unique had become commonplace. However, the exuberance of the performances (led by Treat Williams) and the enduring appeal of some of the songs makes this movie version of Hair, even today, entirely impossible to dislike.

On the DVD: The only extra is the theatrical trailer which, much like the film itself, is quite a cute period piece. Inexplicably, the scene-searching menu is not arranged by song, making it infuriatingly difficult to locate the tune you want, unless you already know the movie so well, which would leave little point in hearing these songs again anyway. --Andrew Mueller

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DVD Special Features:

Original Theatrical Trailer
Interactive Menu Screens
Chapter Selections
Languages: English Dolby Digital 5.1, German Stereo, French Mono, Italian Mono, Spanish Mono
Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese, Polish, English hard of hearing, German hard of hearing.

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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hair - a refreshing treat 1 Sep 2001
When I first went to see Hair in the early eighties I knew it would stay with me for a long time. And indeed, it did! I used to have a tape of the original soundtrack that I listened until it eventually literally disintegrated, but the music stayed in my mind until this day. When I purchased the DVD I thought that maybe I would be disappointed; I had enjoyed Hair so much when I was younger and as it was twenty years ago... Would the magic operate again ? Well, Hair is still as good now as it was then... It is a refreshing two hours of flower power and freedom of spirit. It is mind blowing; Milos Forman is a great director and each sequence or choregraphy is perfectly timed and detailed. The tunes will have you signing along in no time. Each main character is likeable. Treat Williams is an adorable hippy; he is funny, sexy and true to his principles until the end. John Savage, as the young shy country boy who believes in patriotism, is sweet and innocent. Berverly d'Angelo, the New York socialite who falls for Savage, but is not immune to a bit of flirting with Williams, is torn between what she wants and what she knows. A film in which there is no violence, no gore and no gratuitous sex; if you feel that you are in need of a refreshing experience then go for it; Hair is the word.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Okay. Not bad. Pretty good. 27 Jan 2004
I had a cassette tape of Hair when I was a teenager back in the 70's, when I listened to it often - every day probably. I haven't heard it for year so when I was given the DVD for Christmas I was kind of cock-a-hoop and slightly nervous about playing it. When you're as old as I am, you cherish those memories of when you were young, innocent, naive - just growing up, and don't want them damaged. I've just watched the DVD and was pleasantly surprised ... even shed a tear or two. There's a story on the DVD that wasn't obvious on the music tape - or if it was, I was unaware of it. A young man leaves home to join the army and fight in Vietnam. He stops off in New York intending to see a few sights before signing up. There he encounters a group of friendly hippies and briefly drops out, turns on and tunes in to their way of life. They have a few small adventures then he leaves them to start his training. A short while later the hippies decide to drive to his camp, some 2,000 miles away, to visit him but aren't allowed in by the MPs. One of them, disguised as a sergeant, manages to drive in and swaps places with him so he can visit the rest of the group of friends who are waiting a few miles away. While he's visiting his hippie friends, the call comes to move out and the friend who is taking his place at the camp is forced to go along with the rest of the soldiers - to a war he hasn't been trained to fight. For some reason I was reminded of Forrest Gump, despite all the singing and dancing.
The acting is good and the dancing is okay. The most important thing for me was that the music should be as I remembered it, and it was close enough to satisfy me. So I'm pleased to give this DVD my stamp of approval.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Ms. Felicia Davis-burden VINE VOICE
It is a great surprise to discover that a musical can celebrate 'Hippy' beliefs and still maintain a dark shadow. A draft-card is burned at the beginning of the film; the spectre of Vietnam is ever-present.

'Hair' is at once a study of class, individuality, 'Counter-culture' beliefs, gender-equality and anti-war activism. Added to this potent mixture is the symbolism of growing one's hair; alluding to personal assertiveness, freedom, natural beauty and individuality. Near the end of the film there is a touching scene of one of the hippies getting his hair cut. The mood is tense and a portent of tragedy looms.

The music is fabulous: percolating rhythms and tunes that stick in your head. Sometimes the lyrics are rattled off fast ('Donna') and the tumbling syncopated harmonies make it hard to catch everything ('Hair'), but you get quite swept up in the passion and energy. Treat Williams is phenomenal as the lead hippy, with a great voice to boot. In the middle of all the high-octane songs such as 'Black Boys/White Boys', 'Let the sun shine in', 'Good Morning Starshine', 'Aquarius' and 'Manchester England' there is a lovely soulful ballad, 'Easy to be Hard', that I had never heard before. Absolutely beautiful.

This is a thrilling film of an underrated musical. Within all the 'Hippy'-versus-'Straight' posturing, there is a deep well of meaning and truth. I wouldn't call myself a hippy, but I was enthralled and moved. Hair is great - Grow it! Show it!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hippy-dippy song-a-thon! 9 Aug 2001
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Format:VHS Tape
A fantastic, wonderful, hippy-dippy song-a-thon! A musical that summed up an era of the summer of love. The cast are all great travelling down their journey to find themselves and each other.
The music is good, the dancing spectacular with a wonderful piece choreographed by the american choreographer-meistress Twyla Tharp (who has had work performed by the Royal Ballet dance fans).
If you're into modern musicals with a message and are fed up with the Lloyd-Webber style stuff this is well worth a look. Those who haven't seen it before WATCH IT! If only to wonder at the hair and get a sideways slant on the pop culture of the late 60's/early 70's.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
What's to dislike? I grew up with this.
Published 28 days ago by R.M.GARRATT
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
remember stage show
Published 1 month ago by panda
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I was so happy to see this.
I had seen the musical on stage in the 70s and don't know how I missed the fact there was a film!! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ms. P. Grace
5.0 out of 5 stars 60s Memories.
A great film. especially for anyone who remembers the angst and innocence and wild enthusiam of the 60s youth, Ir is also a powerful evocation of the sadness and futility of war.
Published 7 months ago by Ushawman
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourites
I love the music, choreography, stories, characters, the politics and the values. Granted that the original creators didn't like this version, but I don't find it as shallow as... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Juliet
5.0 out of 5 stars Hair
Received in Excellent condition and just what was required to keep the grown ups entertained an excellent film with good entertainment all around
Published 12 months ago by Les
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest and best musicals of all times !!!!!
An incredible amount of hits, wonderful songs, great dances, and marvelous roles. A great story, a bad ending: makes you cry. A must-have !!!!!
Published 13 months ago by Pierre Brewee
3.0 out of 5 stars the Earth says hello...
By 1979, the Vietnam War and the Hippie movement were in the past.
This film, in plot, lyrics and images encapsulates a sanitized version
of the 1960'S social upheaval,... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Persistent Gardener
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Film with Music to match!
What can I say about this film? It starts off bleak and in mono but when the music and singing starts you are uplifted and carried along on a cloud!!! It is simply brilliant! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Allan Fawkes
3.0 out of 5 stars Not really up to the hype
I had never seen the show or the film, and just knew one or two of the songs, and wasn't sure what to expect. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Simon Binning
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