A/V Quality 10/10
The Monkees - Head (1968)
Running in from seemingly nowhere, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith & Peter Tork- better known collectively as The Monkees - disrupt a bridge opening ceremony. From where and why did they come to disrupt the proceedings? They were filming a series of vignettes in several different genres, including a wild west sequence, a desert war sequence, a Confederate war sequence, and a science fiction sequence. They disagree with much of what is happening around them, and try to figure out how to escape the oppression they feel - symbolized by a big black box in which they are seemingly imprisoned - by the forces around. That oppression is often shown in the form of "The Big Victor Mature".
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First, I want to thank DVDs 'nSuch for the great service -- quickly delivered and well-packaged. The film itself was much better than anticipated from so many dismal reviews. "Head" is a surreal trip through 1960s psychedelia. Though branded a comedy, I hardly ever even giggled at the boys' antics, but the sheer weirdness of the plotless story held my attention throughout. Bizarre from beginning to end! I'm happy to finally have a copy of this much-maligned and probably misguided effort from America's woefully under-appreciated fab foursome.
I was surprised to get this dvd for this price. It stood always on my wish list but mostley to expensive to buy. Great movie
This is a must-have for any Monkees fan. While the band's portrayals are slightly different than those of the TV show, and the situations they find themselves in are pretty strange, this is quite an enjoyable movie. In addition, there are many celebrity cameos to watch for. Kudos!!