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With the release of Robert Altman's M*A*S*H in 1970, a new form of comedy was born, one that would help to forever change the face of cinema. Altman's audacious film reflected...Read more
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A true classic
I love the haunting theme song at the beginning. I considered it a fairly realistic depiction of a front line MASH unit, at least measured against my military experience. I bo...Read more
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Well worth the time to watch the movie.
It is a great movie. A very young Donald Sutherland. This movie paved the way to a great TV series. I was a very big fan of the television series and always wanted to see t...Read more

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With the release of Robert Altman's M*A*S*H in 1970, a new form of comedy was born, one that would help to forever change the face of cinema. Altman's audacious film reflected the American counterculture's growing distrust of religion and government in the late 1960s and early 1970s, resulting in one of the biggest box office smashes of its time. Introducing the techniques he would employ throughout his storied career--overlapping dialogue, a constantly moving camera with a heavy amount of zooming, and a bold combination of frank subject matter with cynical humor--Altman immediately vaulted himself to Hollywood's upper ranks. Based on the novel by Richard Hooker, M*A*S*H follows a group of Mobile Army Surgical Hospital officers as they perform surgery and pass the time just miles from the front lines of the Korean conflict. Led by sardonic captains "Hawkeye" Pierce (Donald Sutherland) and "Trapper" John McIntyre (Elliott Gould), the film has the feel of an absurd three-ring circus. Other characters include the uptight nurse "Hot Lips" O'Houlihan (Sally Kellerman), the confused Major Frank Burns (Robert Duvall), the troubled Captain "Painless" Waldowski (John Shuck), and the simpleminded Captain "Duke" Forrest (Tom Skerritt). Altman's decision to present his film as a series of loosely connected vignettes rather than a traditionally unfolding narrative perfectly captures the freewheeling spirit so unique to early-'70s cinema.

Product Details
  • Edition: Five Star Collection
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • Sound: HiFi Sound, Stereo Sound, Surround Sound, THX Sound
  • UPC: 024543027096

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Genre:Comedies
Format:DVD
Display Format:Five Star Collection

Credits
Director:Robert Altman
Leading Role:Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland
eBay Product ID: EPID3366180

Editorial reviews

"M*A*S*H* is still funny..." -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly - Ken Tucker (04/21/2006)

"...An inspired, skittish conflict comedy....Subtle, underplayed and poignant..."
Total Film - Daniel Webb (07/01/2003)

"It still boasts a splendid ensemble...and a breezy antiestablishment attitude..."
Premiere - Premiere Staff (08/01/2006)

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A true classic

Created: 08/06/09
I love the haunting theme song at the beginning. I considered it a fairly realistic depiction of a front line MASH unit, at least measured against my military experience. I bought it to replace my aging VHS movie.
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Well worth the time to watch the movie.

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Created: 03/06/12
It is a great movie. A very young Donald Sutherland. This movie paved the way to a great TV series. I was a very big fan of the television series and always wanted to see the movie that the series was based . It did not disappoint. Well worth watching. I recommend it to all M*A*S*H fans and even people who did not watch or like the show.
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MASH Movie

Created: 11/01/10
Juvenile, slapstick. A true discredit to the award winning series and beneath the cat of characters.
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