Woodstock: 40th Anniversary Director's Cut (2-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition) (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 3 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 9, 2009
- Originally Released: 1970
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- (unspecified) English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Joan Baez, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Stills & Nash Crosby, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix & Jerry Garcia|
|Directed by||Michael Wadleigh|
|Edited by||Yeu-Bun Yee, Stanley Warnow, Jere Huggins, Michael Wadleigh, Thelma Schoonmaker & Martin Scorsese|
|Music by||Canned Heat & Joni Mitchell|
|Cinematography by||Al Wertheimer, Michael Wadleigh, David Myers, Don Lenzer & Richard Pearce|
|Produced by||Bob Maurice|
"...It is memorable, and it is moving..."
"...Michael Wadleigh's Oscar-winning documentary remains the most enduring movie of a very great movie year..."
5 stars out of 5 -- "Mirroring the festival's communal sprawl, Michael Wadleigh's 224-minute director's cut flows like a monumental rock symphony."
4 stars out of 5 -- "There is much euphoria and jubilation on offer -- and sundry musical delights..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
1969 was a year unlike any other. Man first set foot on the moon. The New York Mets won the World Series against all odds. And for three days in the rural town of Bethel, New York, half a million people experienced the single most defining moment of their generation - a concert unprecedented in scope and influence, a coming together of people from all walks of life with a single common goal: Peace and music. They called it WOODSTOCK. One year later, a landmark Oscar-winning documentary captured the essence of the music, the electricity of the performances, and the experience of those who lived it. Newly remastered, the film features legendary performances by 17 best-selling artists.
Remastered 4-hour Director's Cut and over 3 hours of extras (includes newly discovered performances), and collectibles:
- LUCITE display with images from the festival
- 60-page commemorative Life Magazine reprint
- Iron-on Woodstock patch
- Festival memorabilia including reproductions of handwritten notes and a three-day ticket
- Numbered, limited-edition sets for enhanced collectibility
- The Museum at Bethel Woods: The Story of the Sixties & Woodstock
- Woodstock: Untold Stories - 18 performances as never before seen (see list below)
- Woodstock: From Festival to Feature - Interviews of the sights and sounds of the 3-day event, from concert goers, promoters, crew and musicians
Blu-ray Hi-Def Exclusives
- Customize Your Own Woodstock Playlist (from the 18 bonus performances) - This feature allows you to customize your own personal jukebox playlist from more than a dozen live Woodstock performances as never before seen.
- BD-Live features include Media Center, My WB Commentary, & Live Community Screening
- Media Center - a hub for trailers, features and content
- Exclusive content such as interviews, featurettes, and more only seen through WB BD-Live
- Photo Galleries and other special features
- Live Community Screenings allow you to send invitations to fans and friends across the country for virtual screenings at a specified time and chat online with each other as the movie plays on each person's Blu-ray player. Host your own Live Community Screening with your buddy list or participate in a WB hosted BD-Live community event.
- My WB Commentary lets you record and post a Picture-in-Picture commentary right over the film, then share it and rate it. Using a web-camera, you can record your own comments and play them back as a Picture-in-Picture feature over the film scene you have chosen and share it with your friends or the entire Warner Brothers BD-Live Community.
List of 18 Bonus Performances
- Joan Baez: "One Day at a Time"
- Country Joe McDonald: "Flying High"
- Santana: "Evil Ways"
- Canned Heat: "I'm Her Man" and "On the Road Again"
- Mountain: "Beside the Sea" and "Southbound Train"
- Grateful Dead: "Turn On Your Love Light"
- Creedence Clearwater Revival: "Born on the Bayou," "I've Put a Spell on You" and "Keep on Chooglin'"
- The Who: "We're Not Going To Take It" and "My Generation"
- Jefferson Airplane: "3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds"
- Joe Cocker: "Something's Coming On"
- Johnny Winter: "Mean Town Blues"
- Paul Butterfield: "Morning Sunrise"
- Sha Na Na: "Teen Angel"
WOODSTOCK Ultimate Collector's Edition Band Roster
- Arlo Guthrie
- Canned Heat
- Country Joe & the Fish
- Country Joe McDonald
- Creedence Clearwater Revival
- Crosby Stills & Nash
- Grateful Dead
- Janis Joplin
- Jefferson Airplane
- Jimi Hendrix
- Joan Baez
- Joe Cocker
- John Sebastian
- Johnny Winter
- Paul Butterfield Blues Band
- Richie Havens
- Sly & The Family Stone
- Ten Years After
- The Who
This digitally remastered, widescreen director's cut of the Academy Award-winning documentary features 40 minutes of footage not included in the original film, and was released in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the legendary music festival.
- Original theatrical release: March 26, 1970
- WOODSTOCK was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996.
- Shot in upstate New York in August 1969, in Technicolor. The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was produced by Michael Lang (Executive Producer), John Roberts, Joel Rosenman and Arthur Kornfeld. Produced by Wadleigh-Maurice, Ltd.
- It is estimated that the cost of the festival was about $3.3 million, with $1.7 million collected from ticket sales (the promoters declared the event free after it became apparent that they were not equipped to deal with the mass of people who showed up). Although the original partners lost about $250,000 of their own money and owed the rest to a bank, they managed to recoup their losses a decade later through the royalties from this film and the soundtrack.
- Tickets to the original event were priced at $18. The 25th anniversary celebration of Woodstock, Woodstock '94, held August 12-14, 1994, was budgeted to cost $30 million, with tickets going for $135.
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