One of the more mainstream John Waters films is also one of the oddly difficult to acquire. Now New Line will be releasing Hairspray as an individual special edition.
A crazy cast of celebrities populate John Waters’ outrageously hip comedy. The story centers around a Baltimore dance show where good girl Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) and evil Amber Von Tussle battle to be dancing queen, but Amber’s parents (Sonny Bono and Debbie Harry) hatch a plan that could get Tracy and her parents (Divine and Jerry Stiller) out of the picture for good. So put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the comedy with laughs as big as the hair-dos.
The disc will be presented in widescreen and will contain both an audio commentary with director John Waters and star Riki Lake and a theatrical trailer. While this should make for an enjoyable disc, it seems New Line is getting a little liberal with the phrase special edition.
All in all, a respectable release to arrive on November 5th with a suggested retail price of $19.98.