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Miloš Foreman-directed musical Hair on Dual Format in October

10 October 2019

This far-out adaptation of the smash-hit 1968 Broadway anti-establishment musical – marking Oscar-winning director Miloš Forman’s triumphant return after One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) – was nominated for two Golden Globes.

Loosely based on Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, the musical play, book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, with music composed by Galt MacDermot, Miloš Forman’s energetic adaptation centres on Claude (John Savage), a naïve young draftee from Bible Belt America. Alone in New York awaiting his posting to Vietnam, he falls in with a hippie tribe led by Berger (Treat Williams) and spends his final civilian days discovering the complexities of race, class, friendship – and love, when he falls for a rich debutante with a rebellious soul. Welcome to the Age of Aquarius.

Hair dual formart cover art

Hair will be released as a Dual Format edition (Blu-ray & DVD – but you know that by now) by the BFI on 28 October 2019 at the RRP of £19.99.

Special features:

  • Aquarius (1966, 8 mins): the Age of Aquarius arrives in this jazzy psychedelic animation
  • San Francisco (1968, 15 mins): kaleidoscopic city imagery soundtracked with a rare version of Pink Floyd’s ‘Interstellar Overdrive’
  • Indian Pop Instrumental (c1970, 3 mins): mysterious sitar groovefest
  • Discomania (1979, 25 mins): disco-dance champions glitterballs, lurex, sequins, skates and more
  • Nicholas Ray in Conversation (1969, audio, 56 mins): the legendary filmmaker in London
  • Original trailer
  • Image gallery

If this takes your fancy, then BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show On Screen celebrates the joyful, emotional, shared experience of watching film musicals; with the biggest stars, the most iconic scenes and the best-loved song and dance numbers back on the big screen. Running 14 Oct 2019 – Jan 2020, it incorporates a season at BFI Southbank, BFI UK-wide re-releases of classic musicals, hundreds of screenings and events at venues across the UK, DVD/Blu-ray releases and films to watch on BFI Player.