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    Unique ID Code: 0000036724
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 7/7/2002 12:17
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    An outrageous new comedy for anyone who`s ever had hair
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 90 mins
    Retail Price: $32.99
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    Synopsis:
    Starring Rachel Leigh Cook (She`s All That), Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor) and Alan Rickman (Galaxy Quest) in a great ensemble cast - the Academy Award®-nominated writer of The Full Monty has crafted a hilarious story about the things everyone wants in life: love, happiness and great hair! As the National Hair Championships descend upon a small town in England, the country`s top stylists aren`t expecting much from the local talent. But they didn`t count on Phil Allen (Rickman), the retired golden boy of the competition circuit, entering the fray! Also starring Natasha Richardson (The Parent Trap), Rachel Griffiths (My Best Friend`s Wedding) and supermodel Heidi Klum - laugh along as the locals dazzle the out-of-towners with some hair do`s… and don`ts!

    Special Features:
    Behind The Scenes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Paddy Breathnach

    Written By:

    Starring:
    Warren Clarke
    Bill Nighy
    Josh Hartnett
    Rachael Leigh Cook
    Rachel Griffiths
    Natasha Richardson
    Alan Rickman

    Casting By:
    Gail Stevens

    Soundtrack By:
    Patrick Doyle

    Director of Photography:
    Cian de Buitléar

    Editor:
    Tony Lawson

    Costume Designer:
    Rosie Hackett

    Production Designer:
    Sophie Becher

    Producer:
    David Rubin
    Ruth Jackson
    William Horberg
    Mark Cooper
    David Brown

    Executive Producer:
    Nigel Sinclair
    Chris Sievernich
    Meryl Poster
    Sydney Pollack
    Julie Goldstein
    Guy East
    Moritz Borman

    Distributor:
    Buena Vista

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    I`m reviewing the region 2 version of the disk (which is still not available in the UK) and not the region 1 version.
    A British comedy that`s more of a drama with some comic elements.
    The hair style competition arrives to a small town in England and everyone is psyched about it.
    The video transfer is a butchered fullscreen one. There are no compression signs and the picture is pretty vivid (all the hairstyles look great - pathetic, but great). The colors are nicely saturated.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is flat. The surrounds are only used for some music, but that`s about it.
    Hartnett`s so-called British accent is hilariously bad.
    The menus are still with music.
    The disk offers no extras at all.
    Bottom line - a silly little movie that tells a nice story. Too bad about the disk, though.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 7/7/2002 15:24