A few words about…™ Shampoo — in Blu-ray

Terrific and correct color, gorgeous, accurate, velvety film grain, and a stable, clean image, with perfect audio. 4 Stars

Here’s a simple one.

Hal Ashby’s 1975 Shampoo, was then, and is now, a wonderful film. It stands the test of time.

Criterion’s new Blu-ray, courtesy of Columbia is a perfect Blu-ray.

Terrific and correct color, gorgeous, accurate, velvety film grain, and a stable, clean image, with perfect audio.

Easy.

Image – 5

Audio – 5

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from DVD – Absolutely

Highly Recommended

RAH

Published by

Robert Harris

editor,member

11 Comments

  1. "Shampoo" is one of my all-time top ten favourite movies. In 1975, I saw it several times in the theatre, and this Blu-Ray finally looks like I remember it looking. No home video version until now has given me that, and I'm including the Criterion laserdisc, the Columbia DVD, and a recent HD version on one of the movie channels. The classic opening scene finally works the way it's supposed to! I only mind a little that the extras are very sparse, because Criterion got "Shampoo" right.

  2. The only misstep I'm seeing here is that it wasn't released with "Hair";
    but, then again, I've become conditioned to things like that.
    Long awaited. And perfection, no less. Thanks Criterion.:thumbs-up-smiley:

  3. No Question here – I knew seconds into Criterion's new disc that we were in for a treat. I couldn't be happier that Criterion got a hold of Shampoo – just as excellent and hard to watch as the first time I saw it. Essential.

  4. I

    Robert Harris

    Here's a simple one.

    Hal Ashby's 1975 Shampoo, was then, and is now, a wonderful film. It stands the test of time.

    Criterion's new Blu-ray, courtesy of Columbia is a perfect Blu-ray.

    Terrific and correct color, gorgeous, accurate, velvety film grain, and a stable, clean image, with perfect audio.

    Easy.

    Image – 5

    Audio – 5

    Pass / Fail – Pass

    Upgrade from DVD – Absolutely

    Highly Recommended

    RAH

    I seem to recall that when I watched this film on TV years ago that the music soundtrack seemed different than the original theatrical release. Am I mistaken? Is the music on the new Criterion release the same as the theatrical version?

  5. davidmatychuk

    "Shampoo" is one of my all-time top ten favourite movies. In 1975, I saw it several times in the theatre, and this Blu-Ray finally looks like I remember it looking. No home video version until now has given me that, and I'm including the Criterion laserdisc, the Columbia DVD, and a recent HD version on one of the movie channels. The classic opening scene finally works the way it's supposed to! I only mind a little that the extras are very sparse, because Criterion got "Shampoo" right.

    Likewise, David. It was my favorite movie of 1975. Should have won the Oscar!

  6. filmnoirguy

    Likewise, David. It was my favorite movie of 1975. Should have won the Oscar!

    Lee Grant won for Best Supporting Actress.:thumbs-up-smiley:

    Best Picture nominees were:
    Barry Lyndon
    Dog Day Afternoon
    Jaws
    Nashville
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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