Hair (1979) enters the Olive Signature Collection!
Olive Films is proud to announce its latest addition to Olive Signature, our premiere line offering deluxe editions of time-honored classics, fan favorites, and under-appreciated gems from the Olive catalog. This release will be manufactured in a limited pressing of 3,500 units, so act now and preorder your own before they’re all gone!
HAIR – OLIVE SIGNATURE
(The Deer Hunter, The Onion Field, Salvador)
(Prince of the City, Smooth Talk, The Ritz)
(Coal Miner’s Daughter, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Cable TV’s Entourage)
(12 Monkeys, I Love You Phillip Morris, Cable TV’s Orange Is the New Black)
(The Warriors, Vamp Bikers, The Hotel New Hampshire)
(Married to the Mob, Fatal Attraction, TV’s Night Court)
(Modern Problems, The Grass Harp, TV’s Gimme a Break!)
(The Hot Rock, TV’s Diff’rent Strokes, TV’s The Facts of Life)
(The Fighting Temptations, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Lost in the Stars)
(Putney Swope, Some Kind of a Nut)
MILOS FORMAN (Amadeus, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Man on the Moon)
Hair features an array of behind-the-camera talent including Academy
Award® winners director Milos Forman (Best Director for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus), film editor Alan Heim (Best Film
Editing, All That Jazz) and costume designer Ann Roth (Best Costume
Design, The English Patient).
GENRE: MUSICAL DRAMA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 121 mins
VIDEO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; Color
OLIVE SIGNATURE 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
- “Hair Style” – with production designer Stuart Wurtzel
- “Artist, Teacher, Mentor: Remembering Milos Forman” – with director James Mangold
- Essay by critic Sheila O’Malley
Hair, the Broadway rock musical sensation of 1968, would find its way to the big screen over a decade later 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 (The Deer Hunter) 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), Jeannie (Annie Golden), Hud (Dorsey Wright) and Woof (Don Dacus). Beverly D’Angelo co-stars as Sheila, a beautiful debutante and the object of Claude’s affections.
Hair boasts a catalog of hit songs — “Good Morning Starshine,” “I Got Life,” “Hair,” “Where Do I Go” — ingeniously staged and adeptly performed by its cast, including a heartbreaking rendition of “Easy to Be Hard,” a showstopper for actress Cheryl Barnes in her one and only screen performance.