BFI Let The Sunshine In With Milos Forman’s Hair On Blu-Ray

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.

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, it will be released on Blu-ray (a UK premiere)/DVD in a Dual Format Edition by the BFI on 28 October 2019 as part of a UK-wide season, BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen.

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.

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 October 2019  until  January 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.

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

USA / 1979 / colour / 121 mins / English, subtitles / 1.85:1

Hair will be released on Blu-ray (a UK premiere)/DVD in a Dual Format Edition by the BFI on 28 October 2019.
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The founder of The People's Movies, started the site 20th November 2008.The site has excelled past all expectations with many only giving the site months and it's still going strong. A lover of French Thrillers, Post Apocalyptic films, Asian cinema. 2009 started Cinehouse to start his 'cinema education' learning their is life outside mainstream cinema. Outside of film, love to travel with Sorrento, Guangzhou and Manchester all favourite destinations.Musically loves David Bowie, Fishbone, Radiohead.

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