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Hairspray (2-DVD Shake & Shimmy Edition) PG

When you follow your own beat, the world will follow you.
Hairspray (2-DVD Shake & Shimmy Edition)
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Format:  DVD  (2 Discs)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: November 20, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 EX - English
    • Dolby Surround 2.0 - English
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Adam Shankman - Director; Craig Zadan, Neil Meron - Producers; Nikki Blonsky - Star
    • Deleted Scenes with Audio Commentary
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
    • Featurette:
      1. "You Can't Stop the Beat: The Long Journey Of HAIRSPRAY"
      2. "Step by Step: The Dances of HAIRSPRAY"
      3. "HAIRSPRAY Extensions" - Dance Scene Breakdowns
      4. "The Roots of HAIRSPRAY"
  • Interactive Features:
    • Sing-Along Version of Film

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 763,454
Rating: 4/5 -- If any movie musical could threaten the standing of retro favourite Grease, it's this one. Full Review
Radio Times
Aug 4, 2013
Director-choreographer Adam Shankman has come up with one of the purest entertainments of the summer. Full Review
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Aug 4, 2013
[The songs] are sung with impeccable diction and unimpeachable conviction by a a lively young cast....HAIRSPRAY is so joyful, so full of unforced enthusiasm, that only the most ferocious cynic could resist it.
New York Times
Jul 19, 2007
Rating: 6.5/10 -- In alchemy the transmuting of materials between forms distills them to their purest elements. In film, the opposite is true. The more iterations, the more muddled things get. Hairspray is good at what it does but not everything it does is good. Full Review
ComingSoon.net
Mar 22, 2011
The script is full of anachronisms, but Hairspray's sense of history delivers a needed spritz in the face. Full Review
Georgia Straight
Jul 6, 2010
3.5 stars out of 4 -- HAIRSPRAY earns knockout status for its humor, heart and high spirits. As Tracy, trumpet-tonsiled newcomer Nikki Blonsky is a dynamo...
Rolling Stone
Aug 9, 2007
For a star-studded big-budget musical, Hairspray does a nice job of retaining the funky sweetness of the original. Full Review
NPR
Oct 18, 2008

Product Description:

Originally written and directed by filmmaker John Waters in 1988, and then put on Broadway, the camp musical HAIRSPRAY could easily have run its course with viewers. But thanks to playful direction, flashy costumes, over-the-top performances, and a positive message of peace, this newest spin proves to be yet another enjoyable incarnation. Set in 1960s Baltimore, the story follows a plump young girl named Tracy Turnblad (played by impressive newcomer Nikki Blonski) on an amazing journey as her dream of dancing on the popular Corny Collins Show becomes a reality. The local television program is a shiny spectacle spear-headed by Corny Collins (James Marsden), a gang of young dancers, and producer Velma Von Tussle (Michelle Pfeiffer), a seductress ice queen whose manipulative ways ensure her daughter Amber (Brittany Snow) gets more than her fair share of screen time as one of the show's stars. When Tracy shows up at an open call, Velma can barely contain her rage, and sets out to rid the show of Tracy and the talented black dancers who make up the show's popular "Negro Day." Thus begins a war of talent and a battle for justice, with those in favor of integration meeting many obstacles along the way.

While less out-there than Waters's original, the film still contains some very quirky humor. John Travolta playing Tracy's overweight mother may seem an odd concept at first, but in this context it works. Scenes that would ordinarily be cheesy are made more interesting due to the odd dynamic between Christopher Walken and John Travolta playing man and wife. As the two dance and woo one another, the strange smile on Travolta's lipsticked lips and the grace of Walken's dancing will be sure to fascinate viewers. Viewers should also watch for cameos by Ricki Lake, and by John Waters as a Baltimore streaker. With all the wacky comedy, it's often easy to forget that the meat of HAIRSPRAY is a battle over racial integration. The film manages to create some touching moments in the midst of sparkling musical numbers.

Description by Warner Home Video:

It's 1962 and change is in the air in Baltimore. Tracy Turnblad, a girl with big hair and big dreams, has only one passion in life - to dance on "The Corny Collins Shove When her chance arrives, she grooves her way into instant stardom and the eyes of teen dream Link Larkin (Zac Efron). But with the program's scheming stage manager (Michelle mother (John Travolta) her, and sassy co-host Motormouth Maybelle (Queen Latifah) to show the world that all it takes to make a dream come true is a toe-tappin' beat and a little HAIRSPRAY!

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  • Theatrical Release: July 20, 2007:
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