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M*A*S*H

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The feel for squalor that this movie taboo-busting hit comes through more clearly on FoxVideo’s M*A*S*H disc. While the cropped tape version isolates faces, the letterboxed disc retains all the essential atmosphere, as martini-soaked surgeons carouse their way across a mud-caked Korean War encampment. Director Robert Altman piles on competing dialogue and incidental processions of Jeeps, nurses, and wounded soldiers so thickly that you surrender to the overarching rhythms. B+

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