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

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"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.
 
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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?
 
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"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!
 

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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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