Saturday, 6 October 2007

It's Hairspray!

Today's post is brought to you by Ultra-Clutch Hairspray. Being a fan of the original 1988 John Waters movie, I have tried my best to avoid the Broadway play and now the new movie. I seriously doubted it would be any good. Could Michelle Pfeiffer out-do (no pun intended) Deborah Harry? Could Nicki Blonski be better than Ricki Lake? Well, I have to admit they came pretty close. The soundtrack was superb. Certainly a soundtrack to own. The subtle differences from the original film worked and to the movies credit, it was pretty darn good.

There seriously isn't really anything you can find fault in. From start to finish it kept my attention (always a good sign). I'm looking forward to the DVD release. The bonus features seem very impressive...check them out...

Two-disc "Shake and Shimmy" Edition special features

  • Feature-length audio commentary with director-choreographer Adam Shankman and star Nikki Blonsky
  • Feature-length audio commentary with producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron
  • Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary with Adam Shankman and Nikki Blonsky (9:30)
  1. Never-before-seen musical number I Can Wait
  2. Edna Gets Arrested
  3. Welcome to the '60s Alternate Street Segment
  4. You Can't Stop the Beat" Alternate Version
  5. Big, Blonde and Beautiful (Reprise) Velma-Only Version
  • You Can't Stop the Beat: The Long Journey of Hairspray documentary (80:00)
  • Step by Step: The Dances of Hairspray featurette offering how-to-dance instruction
  • Hairspray Extensions featurette, giving viewers dance breakdowns (36:42)
  1. The Nicest Kids in Town (4:11)
  2. The Legend of Miss Baltimore Crabs (5:16)
  3. Ladies' Choice (5:16)
  4. Welcome to the '60s (6:21)
  5. Run and Tell That (5:49)
  6. You Can't Stop the Beat (9:49)
  • Jump to a song with optional sing-along feature
  • The Roots of Hairspray featurette (40:00)
  • Interactive menus
  • Theatrical trailer (2:25)
  • 16x9 widescreen (2.40:1) version of the film
  • English 2.0 Stereo Surround
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 Ex (on feature, deleted scenes, and interactive menus)
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • Closed captions
I now can't wait to get back to New York to check out the Broadway production.

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