Discuss DVDs and Blu-rays released by the BFI and the films on them.
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It's an excellent example of a film that was desperately dated when it originally came out (Miloš Forman had wanted to make it for a full decade, but only had the opportunity when One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest made him a bona fide A-lister) but which stands up rather well today now that the late 1970s seems almost as culturally distant as the late 1960s. I watched it as part of a massive Forman marathon a few years ago, and had pretty low expectations based on reputation - but was very pleasantly surprised.
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- Dot Com Dom
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Years ago, I put this on a list for my high school students of potential films from and about the Vietnam era to watch outside of class for our cultural history of the war course. One of my bright but deathly shy students chose Hair and thought it would be safe to watch with her mom since it was only rated PG. Needless to say, she was mortified. Perversely, for her presentation on the film, this student unannounced played one of the most outrageous scenes ("Black Boys are delicious," for those who have seen this) for the class as a way of trying to make me feel awkward in turn by showing it, nudity and all! I thought her doing this was hilarious and she aced the presentation despite or maybe even because of it.