Festival Express

Closed Capationed Starring: Janis Joplin & Grateful Dead Director: Bob Smeaton  Rated: R: Restricted
Festival Express
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Surround Stereo 2.0 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • DVD-ROM Features:

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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 08/06/2004
"FESTIVAL EXPRESS is a likable time capsule....The best reason to see the movie is Janis Joplin, whose volcanic stage presence erupts right out of her dazed instability."
Uncut - 10/01/2004
"FESTIVAL EXPRESS is most memorable for the charismatic presence of Joplin and Garcia..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/30/2004
"[A] delicious pop time capsule full of small moments and grand rock 'n' roll gestures."
Mojo - 04/01/2005
"[T]hose fortunate enough to have been on this travelling rock'n'roll circus knew even then they'd never see its like again."
Sight and Sound - 05/01/2005
"[T]he main focus is the gigs, with uninterrupted performances form the likes of the Grateful Dad, the band and Janis Joplin..."

Product Description:

Festival Express is a rousing record of a little-known, but monumental, moment in rock n' roll history, starring such music legends as Janis Joplin, The Band, and the Grateful Dead. Set in 1970, Festival Express was a multi-band, multi-day extravaganza that captured the spirit and imagination of a generation and a nation. What made it unique was that it was portable; for five days, the bands and performers lived, slept, rehearsed and did countless unmentionable things aboard a customized train that traveled from Toronto, to Calgary, to Winnipeg, with each stop culminating in a mega-concert. The entire experience, both off-stage and on, was filmed but the extensive footage remained locked away -- until now. A momentous achievement in rock film archeology, Festival Express combines this long-lost material with contemporary interviews nearly 35 years after it was first filmed.

Source: Warner Home Video

Description by Warner Home Video:

Festival Express is a rousing record of a little-known, but monumental, moment in rock n' roll history, starring such music legends as Janis Joplin, The Band, and the Grateful Dead. Set in 1970, Festival Express was a multi-band, multi-day extravaganza that captured the spirit and imagination of a generation and a nation. What made it unique was that it was portable; for five days, the bands and performers lived, slept, rehearsed and did countless unmentionable things aboard a customized train that traveled from Toronto, to Calgary, to Winnipeg, with each stop culminating in a mega-concert. The entire experience, both off-stage and on, was filmed but the extensive footage remained locked away -- until now. A momentous achievement in rock film archeology, Festival Express combines this long-lost material with contemporary interviews nearly 35 years after it was first filmed.

Plot Keywords:

1960s | Canada | Documentary | Drugs | Live Concerts | Live Performances | Rock And Roll | Rock Music | Theatrical Release | Tours | Trains

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: JULY 23, 2004 (LIMITED)

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  • UPC: 794043757327
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