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"The only thing better than Hairspray..." is this gift set!
on November 24, 2007
I purchased this gift set today, after trying to find it for the longest time to pre-order, and it definitely lived up to my expectations. Aside from having the 2-disc "Shake and Shimmy" edition of the DVD (packed with awesome featurettes and extras like break-downs of the various dances from the movie, and the sing-along version of the movie!), it also includes the wonderful locker (which is a lot bigger than it looks!) you see in the picture, as well as pages of stickers (2 whole pages of just the alphabet in the wonderful Hairspray multi-coloured font), picture cards you can put inside the locker in the special holder (one for each character, you can change them whenever you like!), and a really awesome tote bag (it's really big and great quality canvas material, with a great picture of the younger cast members on one side, and the very large words "You Can't Stop The Beat" on the other side!). This set is worth the extra money if you love all things Hairspray. The locker comes in one of two colours, "Penny Pink" and "Link Lime," and though both are great, I chose pink and I love it so much. I know if you order the set from Amazon or other online retailers, you don't get to choose the colour, but like I said, both are great!
Overall, this movie itself is worth the price, what with all the amazing songs and dancing, and a script that's about real issues that, though the movie is set in 1962, are still relevant today (race, size, friendship, loyalty, etc...), but when you put a great extras-filled 2-disc DVD inside such a wonderful gift set, you really can't go wrong!