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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble/The Harrad Experiment
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble/The Harrad Experiment
Actors: Don Johnson, James Whitmore, Tippi Hedren, John Travolta, Bruno Kirby
Directors: Randal Kleiser, Ted Post
Genres: Comedy, Drama
PG     2001     3hr 4min

This double feature film DVD includes "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (color 1976)," and "The Harrad Experiment(color 1973)."


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Actors: Don Johnson, James Whitmore, Tippi Hedren, John Travolta, Bruno Kirby
Directors: Randal Kleiser, Ted Post
Creators: Aaron Spelling, Douglas Day Stewart, Joe Morgenstern, Michael Werner, Robert H. Rimmer, Ted Cassidy
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: Marengo Films
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/26/2001
Original Release Date: 11/12/1976
Theatrical Release Date: 11/12/1976
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 3hr 4min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

No more censorship please
(1 out of 5 stars)

"When I first viewed the film "Harrad Experiment" it was on VHS, the not censored version. This is kind of an underground film, typical of the 70s. But beware, that version is cut. The film is most notoriously known for its nude scenes of actors now quite known (Don Johnson and Gregory Harrison, among others). That version contains absolutely NO nude scenes."
Bait and switch
Mr Geode | Atlanta, GA USA | 10/12/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I just purchased this DVD set and expected the original uncut version of the 1973 Harrad Experiment. It is not what you get. It is more like the R-rated version, 90 minutes long, and no frontal nudity. I have the original uncut version on VHS tape from Wizard Video and it is 95 minutes. About the only thing that was uncensored about this tape is the language."
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Disregard the guy who claims there is no nudity. He got an older version accidently as I did. I contacted Marengo via e-mail and they sent me the NEW UPDATED DVD. They told me that some OLDER units were still in the marketplace... and it was like herding cats to get them recalled. They gladly REPLACED my older version for free and told me they would do that for everyone who accidently gets an older verison. There IS nudity in the NEW version so beware!

I found the Boy in the Plastic Bubble to be a very good movie which I admit surprised me. It has that 70's feel... the look and music which took me back to a different era mentally which was fun... Travolta does a great job and it is interesting to see him at this very early stage in his career.

Harrad has always been a favorite film of mine and it was good to see someone bring it out in its original version. Reminded me of college... or the college I which I had gone to... Free love, goofy experiments in sexuality and the SELF-IMPORTANCE of ALL that NONSENSE... IT WAS so GROOVY to watch... yes people did hug trees...I GUESS... Wow how times have changed! Both prints are very good... and IF YOU want to go back in time this is great fun... I consider the DVD a bargain."
Such an Enjoyable film!
skipmccoy | Los Angeles, CA USA | 09/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I can't remeber when I first saw the Boy in the Plastic Bubble, but it had been a WHILE. The dvd quality isn't fantastic, but it was fine considering it's a TV-movie from 1976. Regardless, I really enjoyed the film and especially the lead performances by Travolta and the lovely Glynnis O'Connor(one of those great 70s actresses who doesn't work as much today, but she's so good in the movies she's in). Sure it's a cheesy story, but I just got so sucked into it. Familiar faces pop up, like that of Robert Reed, Ralph Bellamy and John Friedrich(great in THE WANDERERS). I was listening to an interview with Vincent Gallo recently, and he named this as one of his favorite films(I think that's pretty cool, but whatever he likes is cool because BUFFALO '66 is a near-masterpiece). I am sad to read that the Harrad Experiment(also on this dvd) is cut, but I still thought it was pretty funny-especially Bruno Kirby!"