Blu-ray Release: Hair

Blu-ray Release Date: Available now
Price: Blu-ray $27.99
Studio: Olive Films

Hair, the Broadway rock musical sensation of 1968, would find its way to the big screen over a decade later in 1979 under the masterful direction of two-time Academy Award winner Milos Forman (Best Director – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – 1976, Amadeus – 1985) in a film adaptation as magical as it is timeless.

Based on the Gerome Ragni, James Rado and Galt MacDermot stage musical, Hair stars John Savage (Salvador) as naïve country boy Claude Hooper Bukowski, a Vietnam War draftee who travels to New York where he’s swept up in a world of free love, hallucinogens and romance, courtesy of hippies Berger (Treat Williams, Once Upon a Time in America), Jeannie (Annie Golden), Hud (Dorsey Wright) and Woof (Don Dacus). Beverly D’Angelo (Frat Pack) co-stars as Sheila, a beautiful debutante and the object of Claude’s affections.

Olive’s new Blu-ray Signature Edition of the film includes the following features:

  • New HD restoration
  • Audio commentary by assistant director Michael Hausman and actor Treat Williams
  • “The Tribe Remembers” – with actors Beverly D’Angelo, Don Dacus, Ellen Foley, Annie Golden, John Savage, and Dorsey Wright
  • “Making Chance Work: Choreographing Hair” – with choreographer Twyla Tharp
  • “Cutting Hair” – with editors Lynzee Klingman and Stanley Warnow
  • HairStyle” – with production designer Stuart Wurtzel
  • “Artist, Teacher, Mentor: Remembering Milos Forman” – with director James Mangold
  • Essay by critic Sheila O’Malley
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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.