Shag: The Movie
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Maybe if enough fans of this movie complain, MGM will blow the dust off their checkbook and pay the original artists (or their estates) to get the rights to use their music. Some bonus features would be nice too. The least they could do was to allow 60 Minute Man to finish playing in the credits, like it did on VHS. If you are lucky enough to own an original VHS copy, you'll notice MGM did not run the full credits like you would normally see in a movie, which would include the music credits.
I've probably watched this movie 50 times. Nothing like watching a summer vacation in Myrtle Beach to put you in a good mood. Hanging out at the Grand Strand...shaggin' and drinking bevos (oddly enough, a bevo was a non-alcoholic beverage in prohibition days...a fact that has nothing to do with this review)...that's the life!
Shag has great music, fun dialogue, famous speeches, some hot shaggin', Elvis impersonators, and great party scenes that make the movie flow really fast while a smile is on your face the entire time.
For the DVD, I didn't think the sound quality was very good. I have 50's movies that had better sound. I own Annette Funicello's Pajama Party on DVD. It has MUCH better sound. So that was disappointing, especially considering there's music throughout the entire movie. But even though the sound is a little disappointing and there's no special features in this movie (aside from a trailer), this movie is still one you should own.
After about 50 views, I finally picked up on something that I thought I'd share, since I feel a warm sense of accomplishment.
In the car ride, Melaina was giving Caroline (Pudge) her fortune. Caroline picked yellow. No idea why, since she wore a blue dress at the end of the movie.Read more ›
While many of these tunes are from the 1963 era of the movie, they were popular in the late 70s at fraternity parties at the U. of Tenn. (and many other Southern schools). In fact, the band in the movie: Big Dan and the Sand Dollars is played by the Voltage Bros., who played at our Sigma Chi formal one year.
Some great lines from the movie:
When the black maid catches two couples (who are not "supposed" to be coupled) kissing, she exclaims "Y'all is the horniest bunch of white folks I ever seen!"
When Bridget Fonda's character snuggles up to a guy in the dance club, he says, "Where have I seen you before?" and she responds "Maybe in one of your better dreams!".
As others have noted, there are several versions of the soundtrack on the VHS, DVD and CD soundtrack. Here's what's on my VHS version, the one with large photos of Phoebe and Bridget on the front cover (not the cast in the car); these are not in chron. order:
* Momma said there'd be days like this - Shirelles
* Stay - M. Williams & Zodiacs
* Monkey Time - Major Lance
* Ooh Aah - Jakki 0
* It will stand - The Showmen (played several times in movie; some by the "house" band Big Dan and the Sand Dollars
* Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price? or tbd.
* Easier said than done - The Essex
* Baby work it out - Jackie Wilson
* Since I don't have you - the Skyliners
* Sixty-Minute Man - Billy Ward (and the Dominos?) "sung" by house band in the movie.
* Another Sat. Night - Sam Cooke
* He's so fine - Chiffons ?
* 39-21-40 Shape - Showmen
* Up on the roof & Under the Boardwalk - Drifters
* Blue Hawaii - Elvis
* He's the one (easier said than done) - TBD
* Alley Oop -- tbd
* You belong to me -- Tbd
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter and I love this movie. All feel good. It's about happier/simpler times at the beach, which involve a shag dancing contest. Love the entire cast.Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
Love this movie. It was a gift. The quality of the movie was great. The service and promptness of the seller excellent. Discription was accurate. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Angela D. Maner
Classic coming of age movie.
Wholesome (to a point) and just a fun movie to watch
I got this for a gift for a Co worker. She absolutely loves this movie and has watched it many times. Thank you so much! Fast shipping! Arrived on time!Published 3 months ago by katie
Expensive for a movie but worth every penny to get here in time for our movie night.Published 4 months ago by Jennifer
Love, love, love this movie! It's one of my favorites of all time. If you've never seen this film, please watch it. Great quality, although the disc itself was a copy. 5 Stars!Published 5 months ago by Amy Marshall