Hal Ashby

Shampoo

Shampoo

Shampoo gives us a day in the life of George (Warren Beatty), a Beverly Hills hairdresser and lothario who runs around town on the eve of the 1968 presidential election trying to make heads or tails of his financial and romantic entanglements. His attempts to scrape together the money to open his own salon are continually sidetracked by the distractions presented by his lovers—played brilliantly by Goldie Hawn, Julie Christie, and Lee Grant (in an Oscar-winning performance). Beatty dreamed up the project, cowrote the script with Robert Towne, and enlisted Hal Ashby as director, and the resulting carousel of doomed relationships is an essential seventies farce, a sharp look back at the sexual politics and self-absorption of the preceding decade.

Film Info

  • Hal Ashby
  • United States
  • 1975
  • 110 minutes
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #947

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between critics Mark Harris and Frank Rich
  • Excerpt from a 1998 appearance by producer, cowriter, and actor Warren Beatty on The South Bank Show
  • PLUS: An essay by Rich

New cover based on an original poster

Purchase Options

Released Oct 16, 2018

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between critics Mark Harris and Frank Rich
  • Excerpt from a 1998 appearance by producer, cowriter, and actor Warren Beatty on The South Bank Show
  • PLUS: An essay by Rich

New cover based on an original poster

Shampoo
Cast
Warren Beatty
George
Julie Christie
Jackie
Goldie Hawn
Jill
Lee Grant
Felicia
Jack Warden
Lester
Tony Bill
Johnny Pope
Brad Dexter
Senator East
George Furth
Mr. Pettis
Jay Robinson
Norman
Carrie Fisher
Lorna
Ann Weldon
Mary
William Castle
Sid Roth
Hal Buckley
Kenneth
Jack Bernardi
Izzy
Doris Packer
Rozalind
Luana Anders
Devra
Howard Hesseman
Red Dog
Credits
Director
Hal Ashby
Produced by
Warren Beatty
Written by
Robert Towne
Written by
Warren Beatty
Director of photography
László Kovács
Production designed by
Richard Sylbert
Costume designer
Anthea Sylbert
Original music by
Paul Simon
Film editor
Robert C. Jones
Associate producer
Charles H. Maguire

From The Current

Shampoo: First as Farce
Shampoo: First as Farce

Seen as a light-hearted farce upon its release, this star-studded comedy by Hal Ashby stands as one of Hollywood’s most prescient portraits of post-Watergate politics.


By Frank Rich

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The Many Faces of Hal Ashby: A Conversation with Amy Scott
The Many Faces of Hal Ashby: A Conversation with Amy Scott

New Hollywood rebel Hal Ashby takes the spotlight in a new documentary by director Amy Scott, who talks with us about the deep allure of his humanist sensibility.

By Hillary Weston

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