Hairspray

(2007)

"Hairspray" is originally based on the 1988 John Waters comedy about star-struck teenagers on a local Baltimore dance show. The new version of the film will be based on New Line's hit Broadway adaptation of the film, which debuted in 2002, and went on to win eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Director. Travolta will play Edna Turnblad and Queen Latifah will play Motormouth Maybelle in the film. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman will contribute new songs to their Tony Award winning score.

CONTEST: Take Home ‘Hairspray’ on DVD!

Movie PictureOn DVD November 20th comes one of the most anticipated releases of the year, Hairspray! To celebrate the debut of this fantastic film we are giving away some copies to our users.

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‘Hairspray’ on DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD November 20th

Available at a $39.98 SRP on Blu-ray Disc and the forthcoming HD DVD, and a $34.99 SRP for the fully-loaded, two-disc "Shake and Shimmy" Edition, the DVD contains a jukebox of toe-tapping, never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes bonus features including an all new musical number ("I Can Wait"), a "You Can't Stop the Beat" documentary, a "HairsprayExtensions" featurette offering dance breakdowns, audio commentaries, deleted scenes and more. A single-disc DVD will also be available at a $28.98 SRP. The order due date is October 16, 2007.

Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion - dancing. Her dream to appear on Baltimore's hippest TV dance show seems a natural fit except for one not-so-little problem - her plus-sized figure. However, Tracy wins a spot on the show and becomes an instant on-air sensation, much to the chagrin of the show's reigning princess, Amber. The audience loves the new girl in town, and soon, so does Amber's boyfriend. The dance party gets personal as a bitter feud erupts between the girls as they compete for the coveted "Miss Teenage Hairspray" crown.

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‘Hairspray’ Comes to DVD and Blu-ray Disc November 20

New Line Home Entertainment is getting into the next generation game.

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is dancing its way into the mix with Hairspray to be released on DVD and Blu-ray disc November 20.

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‘Hairspray’ Hits $100 Million Mark!

Hairspray, a remake of John Water's 1988 cult classic of the same name, has finally hit the $100 million mark. According to Variety, it is only the third recent musical to make that much at the box office. Chicago and Dreamgirls have also hit that financial landmark.

The film, directed by Adam Shankman, is the 10th musical in film history to reach this touchstone. The list of financially capable movies includes The Sound of Music and Grease, as well as such animated musicals as The Lion King and Aladdin.

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EXCLUSIVE: Queen Latifah Is Motormouth Maybelle in ‘Hairspray’

Hairspray is based on the 1988 John Waters comedy about star-struck teenagers who take part in a local Baltimore dance show. The new version of the film is partially based on the hit Broadway adaptation of Hairspray, which debuted in 2002, and went on to win eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Director. John Travolta stars as Edna Turnblad and Queen Latifah is playing Motormouth Maybelle in the musical. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman will contribute new songs to their Tony Award winning score.

Queen sits down and looks at the recorder...

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EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Walken Loves Up on Travolta's Fat Suit in ‘Hairspray’

By now, everyone is familiar with Christopher Walken's appearance in the Fatboy Slim video Weapon of Choice. What many of you might not know is that Walken is a classically trained dancer with a background in Broadway and musical comedy. In Hairspray, he gets a chance to put his amazing skills to use.

Walken plays Wilbur Turnblad in the film, a role originated by Jerry Stiller in the 1988 John Waters original. Wilbur is the loving father of Nicky Turnblad, an energetic teenager with weight issues. He is also the husband of Edna Turnblad, a happily obese John Travolta in a fat suit.

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CONTEST: Win Big with Our ‘Hairspray’ Prize Pack!

On July 20th Hairspray sings and dances its way to theaters everywhere. We are celebrating the release by giving away the ultimate Hairspray prize pack to our users.

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EXCLUSIVE: John Travolta Dances His Way Into ‘Hairspray’

It has been thirty years since John Travolta sang and danced his way into our hearts as Danny Zuko in the musical Grease. Since that time, he has lent his great disco moves to a dozen or so classic films. Now, he returns to his true musical roots in Hairspray. The film is based on both the original John Waters classic and the Broadway hit.

How did they drag you back into a dance movie?

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