Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
  • Video: Black & White / Color
  • Released: December 7, 2010
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Peace Arch Trinity
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English

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Total Count: 43


User Ratings: 394
A seamless, eye-opening entertainment about the civil rights activist side of the Playboy publisher. Full Review
Oct 31, 2012
Even after 124 minutes of praise he still seems like a sad bastard. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 3, 2011
There are few people who can be credited with affecting real or lasting change in our culture. One of them is Hugh Hefner, an aspiring cartoonist who borrowed money to put...
Mar 21, 2011
The Playboy empire unabashedly lined up with liberal causes, bringing messages of racial tolerance, resistance to the military-industrial complex, and anti-Puritanism into bedrooms all over America. Full Review
East Bay Express
Aug 23, 2010
Rating: 3/5 -- More of a pat on the back than a true examination of the man inside the robe. Full Review
Oct 28, 2010
To put it mildly, the doc is way more than just T&A , Bunnies and centerfolds. Although there's some of that too. Full Review
Aug 23, 2010
Rating: 7/10 -- Definitely worth a look. Full Review
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Aug 24, 2010

Product Description:

For good or ill, there's no arguing that few magazines have had as great an impact on American culture as Playboy, which helped launch several major salvos in the sexual revolution and broke down barriers about what was acceptable to show and say in print. But while the magazine's founder and publisher, Hugh Hefner, has a well-deserved reputation as a free speech advocate and a man who embraces the good life in every way he can, the person behind the carefully cultivated public image remains a mystery to many. Filmmaker Brigitte Berman presents an in-depth portrait of a man who has quietly promoted many causes other than wine, women, and song in the documentary HUGH HEFNER: PLAYBOY, ACTIVIST AND REBEL. In addition to chronicling the rise of his publishing empire, the film explores how he's used his success to promote causes he believes in, such as racial equality, reproductive freedom, First Amendment causes, fighting the anti-Communist blacklist, and equality for women. Created with Hefner's participation and featuring interviews with Mike Wallace, Jesse Jackson, George Lucas, Jim Brown, Pete Seeger, Dick Gregory, and James Caan, HUGH HEFNER: PLAYBOY, ACTIVIST AND REBEL was an official selection at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.


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  • Sales Rank: 19,393
  • UPC: 625828548802
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