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Hairspray [DVD]


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  • Actors: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Deborah Harry, Ricki Lake
  • Directors: John Waters
  • Writers: John Waters
  • Producers: John Waters, Pat Moran, Rachel Talalay, Robert Maier, Robert Shaye
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • 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: PG
  • Studio: Eiv
  • DVD Release Date: 10 May 2004
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000247638
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,903 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Divine, Ricki Lake, Sonny Bono and Debbie Harry star in this musical comedy set in 1960s Baltimore from director John Waters. Overweight teenager Tracy Turnblad (Lake)'s dreams come true when she becomes the newest star on a television dance programme. She is soon the most popular dancer and finds herself the focus of some dirty tricks at the hands of rival Amber Von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick) and her pushy parents but Tracy is more concerned with her campaign to have her black friends accepted on the all-white show.

Synopsis

John Waters' unique brand of humor comes to DVD in Hairspray, starring Ricki Lake, Divine and Sonny Bono. --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mark Perrett on 26 Sept. 2007
Format: DVD
It takes some guts to attempt remake a classic; but the original is nearly always the best. Hairspray is a prime example. John Walter's original version has a true depth and charm that will hold its own against any comedy. And thanks to the remake, the original is once again taking centre stage in people's hearts.
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 Nov. 2003
Format: DVD
I think it's safe to say that Hairspray is a unique motion picture. The film, while providing nonstop fun and laughs throughout, also manages to not only confront but to roll right over prejudice in several of its nefarious guises. I was a teenager when this film came out, and sadly, it was the death of Divine (just before the movie was released) that made me aware of this film. I don't know if that publicity helped or hurt ticket sales – Divine, for those who have never heard of him, was famous for playing female roles, and Hairspray had begun to rejuvenate his whole career. As for the film, it's extremely campy in the best of ways, overflowing with great singing and dancing from the early 1960s, and it is the type of film that makes you feel good after you watch it.
Ricki Lake plays Tracy Turnblad, a big, bold, and beautiful teenager who dreams of dancing on the exceedingly popular Corny Collins dance show. Her mother, played by Divine, isn't too crazy about modern music and dancing – until Tracy auditions and gets a spot on the show. Strutting her stuff in front of the cameras, she quickly becomes Baltimore's newest sensation. This does not sit well with Amber von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), as Tracy steals her man and then threatens to win the coveted title of Miss Auto Show 1963. Tracy is overweight, but she likes herself just as she is and easily dismisses the fat jokes thrown her way early on. The big issue in this film, though, is segregation. Tracy and her best friend Penny Pingleton (Joann Havrilla) soon become friends with some of the black kids in town and begin working toward integrating the Corny Collins show.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mystery inc on 30 Nov. 2008
Format: DVD
this film is brilliant,not quiet as high budget as the 2007 one but it is still very well made.rikki lake plays tracy turnblad very well and divine as tracys mum is sooooooooooo funny.i only wish the film had songs like in a musical that would really make it "the Bug!".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. T. M. Truelove on 3 July 2013
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I was told to watch this as I loved the more recent version, all I can say is that they both have their good points; this one has a more believable storyline and characters, but it lacks Christopher Walken and I prefer the humour in the second version
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mama Herbs on 11 April 2013
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We love this film and have watched it over and over. A great story set to great music. Buy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By frankie on 18 Feb. 2013
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This is the original hairspray and I have to say has the edge on the new one with John Travolta, although he is a great actor, Ricky Lake is great, a must see.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diane on 5 Aug. 2011
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Vintage film , lots of laughs . Would recommend as if you like dancing and 60's tracks , it's a must !
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "richie69" on 1 Feb. 2006
Format: DVD
With songs, humour and outrageous hair this truly is a wonderful film. See Rikki Lake and Debbie Harry as you have never seen them before or ever will again. John Waters is in a class of his own. RIP Divine!!
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