The Complete Monterey Pop Festival (Criterion Collection, Director Approved, 3-DVD)

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The Complete Monterey Pop Festival (Criterion
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DVD Features:

  • New High-Definition Transfers
  • Outtake Performances by Buffalo Springfield, The Who, and Many More
  • Audio Commentaries by Festival Producer Lou Adler and D.A. Pennebaker, Music Critic Charles Shaar Murray and Peter Gualnick
  • New Video Interview with Lou Adler and D.A. Pennebaker
  • Audio Interviews with Cass Elliot and David Crosby
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1967
  • Label: Criterion
  • 3-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Box Set
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Additional Products:
    • Book - Monterey Pop Scrapbook (61 pages)


  • Package Note: High-Definition Digital Transfer
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby DTS - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: D.A. Pennebaker, Director; Lou Adler, Concert Programmer
    • Interviews:
      1. D.A. Pennebaker, Director; Lou Adler, Concert Programmer
      2. Audio Interview - John Phillips, Festival Producer; Derek Taylor, Festival Publicist; Cass Elliot, Performer; David Crosby, Performer
    • Trailers:
      1. Original Theatrical Trailer
      2. Radio Spots
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos: Photo Essay - Elaine Mayes, Photographer
  • Feature - MONTEREY POP


  • Package Note: High-Definition Digital Transfer
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby DTS - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Audio Commentary: Charles Shaar Murray, Author - JIMI PLAYS MONTEREY; Peter Guralnick - Music Critic - SHAKE! OTIS AT MONTEREY
    • Bonus Footage: Pete Townshend on Monterey and Jimi Hendrix (JIMI PLAYS MONTEREY)
    • Interviews: Phil Walden - Manager (SHAKE! OTIS AT MONTEREY)


  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 -English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 11/27/2003
"...The real star here is the audience, and the camera lingers lovingly over the tribe of golden flower children..."

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On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward - capturing a decade's spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse cast including Simon and Garfunkel, The Mamas and the Papas, The Who, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar. With his characteristic verite style, D.A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing those moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend destroying his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his. The Criterion Collection is proud to present the most comprehensive document on the Monterey International Pop Festival ever produced, featuring the three films of the Festival - Monterey Pop, Jimi Plays Monterey and Shake! Otis at Monterey - along with nearly every complete performance filmed by Pennebaker and his crew.

Plot Keywords:

Documentary | Interviews | Live Performances | Music (General) | Pop / Rock | Rock | Rock And Roll | Rock Concerts | Rock Documentaries | Rock Music | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • The Monterey International Pop Festival took place over three days, June 16 to June 18, 1967, and drew 50,000 people. Tickets for Monterey ranged in price from $3.50 to $6.
  • Performers who appeared at the festival (but not necessarily in the film MONTEREY POP): Big Brother and the Holding Company, Otis Redding, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, The Grateful Dead, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, The Association, The Electric Flag, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Canned Heat, The Blues Project, Laura Nyro, Hugh Masekela, Buffalo Springfield, Country Joe and the Fish, Booker T. and the MG's, The Mamas and the Papas, Quicksilver Messenger Serivce, The Mar-Keys, Lou Rawls, Eric Burdon & the Animals, and Ravi Shankar.
  • MONTEREY POP was screened at the 1968 Venice Film Festival.
  • Monkee member Mickey Dolenz and Mama Cass Elliot can be glimpsed in the audience during the climactic Ravi Shankar sitar number of MONTEREY POP.

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