The Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter (Blu-ray)

Get email alerts for The Rolling Stones
161 ratings
Price: $36
List Price: $39.95
You Save: $3.95 (10% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 3-5 business days
Format:  Blu-ray
item number:  X3DA
Brand New
Also released as:

Blu-ray Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: December 1, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1970
  • Label: Criterion

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , , &
Featured:
Directed by , &
Edited by , &
Music by &
Director of Photography: &

Entertainment Reviews:

...A genuinely scary affair, a slow-motion depiction of a cultural car crash, which turned the dewy-eyed optimism of Woodstock on its head...
Sight and Sound
Mar 1, 2001
...Mesmerizing....The only rock-and-roll film that exerts the saturnine intensity of a thriller... -- Rating: A
Entertainment Weekly
Sep 1, 2000
...A gripping chronicle of the Stones at their height...
Rolling Stone
Nov 27, 2003
...Framed with photographic precision in an all-out combat zone, this is a landmark documentary... -- 4 out of 4 stars
USA Today
Jul 10, 1992
5 stars out of 5 -- In its unwilted capacity to shock and palpable sense of a culture shifting, SHELTER gives potent testimony to tragedy.
Total Film
Oct 1, 2009

Product Description:

This documentary of the Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour has become a legendary, harrowing symbol of the tragic demise of the "Peace and Love" era. After a successful tour across the United States, the Rolling Stones gave a free December concert at Altamont Speedway in California with the Grateful Dead (not seen performing), Ike and Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane, and the Flying Burrito Brothers (all seen performing one song each). The poorly planned show was fraught with problems from its inception. The band unwisely selected the Hells Angels motorcycle club to provide security, and after the pre-existing chaos was fueled by very visible alcohol and drug abuse, the bikers resorted to violence to keep the stoned, restless, and often naked crowd in line. The result: dozens of injuries and the on-screen stabbing of a young African-American man (during "Sympathy for the Devil," no less) by one of the concert's "staff security."

In a manipulative but effective move, the Maysles brothers and Charlotte Zwerin filmed Mick Jagger in the editing room witnessing the on-camera murder for the first time. But aside from that unexpected drama, the film also works as a rock-and-roll document, capturing the band at their most relaxed, intoxicating, and electrifying.

Keywords:

Blu-ray

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 64,310
  • UPC: 715515051514
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm, (Eastern Time)