M*A*S*H Gives A D*A*M*N.
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DVD Features:

  • Commentary by Director Robert Altman
  • 'AMC Backstory: MASH'
  • Still Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 7, 2004
  • Originally Released: 1970
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: AMC BACKSTORY
    • Audio Commentary: Robert Altman
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
Performer: , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Art Direction by &
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"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

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1970 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Ring Lardner, Jr.
Cannes 1970 - Palme d'Or

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh86%

Total Count: 49


User Ratings: 53,088
The finest American comedy since Some Like It Hot, the Mr. Roberts of the Korean War, The Graduate of 1970, and the film that has been expected from director Robert Altman for some short time. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Jan 25, 2018
M*A*S*H* is still funny... -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly
Apr 21, 2006
A good (but not great) comedy about the calculated idiocies of war precisely because it is a human and ultimately humane movie. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Jan 14, 2020
In the end M.A.S.H. succeeds, in spite of its glaring faults. Full Review
Jun 27, 2007
Rating: 4/4 -- For me, M*A*S*H contains as much depression as humor. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2013
M.A.S.H., one of America's funniest bloody films, is also one of its bloodiest funny films. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Mar 3, 2015
...[An] inspired, skittish conflict comedy....Subtle, underplayed and poignant...
Total Film
Jul 1, 2003

Description by OLDIES.com:

One of the world's most acclaimed comedies, MASH focuses on three Korean War Army surgeons brilliantly brought to life by Donald Sutherland, Tom Skerritt and Elliott Gould. Though highly skilled and deeply dedicated, they adopt a hilarious, lunatic lifestyle as an antidote to the tragedies of their Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, and in the process infuriate Army bureaucrats. Robert Duvall, Gary Burghoff and Sally Kellerman co-star as a sanctimonious Major, an other-worldly Corporal, and a self-righteous yet lusty nurse.

Product Description:

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.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: January 25, 1970
  • M*A*S*H was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996.
  • The film is based on a series of novels by the pseudonymous Dr. Richard Hooker, a real doctor whose tour of duty in Korea served as the basis for the books.
  • Robert Altman was the 15th choice as director for the film.
  • At the time of the film's release, M*A*S*H became the 10th highest-grossing film of all time, a feat made all the more impressive because of its low budget.
  • Altman recruited his teenage son, Mike, to write the lyrics for the film's theme song, "Suicide Is Painless." Altman joked in 1999 that while his son still receives royalty checks for his efforts, Altman never saw any of the proceeds from the hugely successful television series.
  • The television spin-off was a critical and commercial success for 11 seasons on CBS. However, the series was even further removed from the original source material than the movie was.
  • Gary Burghoff reprised his role as Radar O'Reilly on the TV series; he was the only actor from the movie to do so.
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