Blu-Ray Review: ‘Harold and Maude’ Reminds Us Be Free & Be You

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on Star 96.7 WSSR-FM (Joliet, IL) reviewing the new Blu-Ray edition of “Harold and Maude,” the cult classic featuring Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort in the ultimate May/December lesson about freedom, passion and love.

HollywoodChicago.com Blu-ray rating: 5.0/5.0
Rating: 5.0/5.0

”Harold and Maude” was released over 50 years ago in 1971, and it was directed by Hal Ashby – his second film as director after a Oscar-winning career as an editor – and featured Bud Cort as Harold and Ruth Gordon as Maude. 20-year-old Harold is obsessed with death, after rejecting his life of privilege and his detached mother (Vivian Pickles). Enter Maude, a free-spirited 79-year-old fellow traveler who like Harold likes to attend funerals. They developa friendship, and eventual romantic relationship, and it is Maude who teaches Harold about the importance of living life to its fullest. H and M also features a classic soundtrack from 1970s troubadour Yusuf “Cat” Stevens.

EXTRAS Watch anywhere Digital Movie Code, Commentary by Writer/Producer Larry Karaszewski and filmmaker Cameron Crowe, interview with Cat Stevens on his classic soundtrack and theatrical trailers.

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’Harold and Maude’ on Blu-Ray
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Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviewed “Harold and Maude” during the Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on WSSR-FM (Star 96.7), Joliet, Illinois …

”Harold and Maude” Blu-Ray package is available wherever DVDs are sold. Featuring Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Charles Tyner, Ellen Geer and Tom Skerritt. Written by Colin Higgins. Directed by Hal Ashby. Rated “PG

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