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Shampoo
     

Shampoo

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Director: Hal Ashby

Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn

 

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Hal Ashby's superb '70s comedy Shampoo comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean,

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Hal Ashby's superb '70s comedy Shampoo comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include trailers. This Columbia/TriStar release is recommended for no other reason than that this fine film has never looked better on home video.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
A sex comedy crossed with social satire, Shampoo (1975) is a vital 1970s Hollywood work. Co-written by top '70s screenwriter Robert Towne and star/producer/avowed Democrat Warren Beatty, Shampoo's witty examination of the Los Angeles rich and lustful eulogizes the 1960s hedonism brought low by the Richard Nixon years, while Nixon's 1974 Watergate demise adds an extra unspoken bite to the proceedings. Along with the politics, Beatty tweaks his own Lothario image as the popular ladies' man hairdresser who may have lots of hair, but not lots of brains. Beatty's beautifully dim George may be what Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant, and a comically precocious Carrie Fisher want, yet he and his orgy-attending milieu should never underestimate the power of Jack Warden's Lester and his Rolls. Directed with a low-key gift for humor and sensitivity by estimable '70s filmmaker Hal Ashby, Shampoo spreads the blame equally without over-judging the characters' weaknesses. Proving his mastery of the zeitgeist once again, Beatty scored his second enormous box-office success as a producer-star, and earned his first Oscar nomination for writing; Shampoo went on to become one of the top hits of 1975.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/21/2003
UPC:
0043396605305
Original Release:
1975
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:49:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Widescreen and full screen presentation; Audio: English, French; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Thai , Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese; Bonus trailers; Interactive menus; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Warren Beatty George
Julie Christie Jackie
Goldie Hawn Jill
Lee Grant Felicia
Jack Warden Lester
Carrie Fisher Lorna
Howard Hesseman Red Dog
Tony Bill Johnny Pope
Jay Robinson Norman
George Furth Bank Officer
William Castle Sid Roth
Susan Blakely Actor
Michelle Phillips Girl at Party
Randy Sheer Dennis
Ann Weldon Mary
Luana Anders Devra
Sue Moore Gloria
Mike Olton Ricci
Richard Kalk Younger Detective
Hal Buckley Kenneth
Jack Bernardi Izzy
Brad Dexter Senator East
Doris Packer Rosalind
Cherie Latimer Girl in Car
George Justin Producer
Joan Marshall Mrs. Schumann
Kathleen Miller Anjanette
Dina Ousley Hairdresser
Daryl Roach Boy at Party
Constance Smith Twin
Sean Walsh Boy with Twins
Andrew Stevens Boy #2
Sharon Kelly Painted Lady
Wally Crowder Malone's Delivery Boy
Cynthia Wood Beauty Shop Customer
Susan McIver Customer
Howard Culver Newscaster

Technical Credits
Hal Ashby Director
John Barry Score Composer
Warren Beatty Producer,Screenwriter
W. Stewart Campbell Production Designer
Thomas E. Case Makeup
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
George P. Gaines Set Decoration/Design
Robert Jones Editor
Laszlo Kovacs Cinematographer
Art Levinson Asst. Director
Charles H. Maguire Associate Producer,Production Manager
Tom Overton Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Resh Set Decoration/Design
Paul Simon Score Composer
Richard Sylbert Production Designer
Anthea Sylbert Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Towne Screenwriter
Frank Warner Sound Editor
Charles M. Zacha Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Start [5:43]
2. At Jill's [4:36]
3. Aplying for a Bank Loan [4:07]
4. Jackie & Jill [1:43]
5. At the Shop [5:55]
6. Lester [8:37]
7. Asking Felicia About George [1:57]
8. Anjanette [1:22]
9. At Jackie's [2:39]
10. A New Cut For An Old Friend [5:44]
11. Lester Stops By [3:33]
12. In the Kitchen With Lorna [4:27]
13. Felicia Returns [2:36]
14. Jill At George's [4:05]
15. The Bistro [5:11]
16. Off to the Ladies Room [:59]
17. Tired of Being Ignored [2:47]
18. What Jackie Would Like [2:32]
19. Introducing Senator East [3:50]
20. A Swinging '60s Party [6:18]
21. The Clubhouse [5:00]
22. Caught in the Act [3:06]
23. Back at Jill's [5:39]
24. Unhappy About Something [6:20]
25. News About Norman's Son [1:36]
26. Jackie In A Hurry [2:29]
27. George Proposes [2:39]
28. Off To Acapulco [4:11]

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