Don't Look Back [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1967]

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Special Features

  • 65 Revisited, a 2006 documentary by Pennebaker
  • Alternate version of the film's Subterranean Homesick Blues" cue card sequence
  • Audio commentary from 1999 featuring Pennebaker and tour manager Bon Neuwirth
  • Audio excerpt from a 2000 interview with Bob Dylan for the documentary No Direction Home, cut to previously unseen outtakes from Don't Look Back
  • Conversation between music critic Greil Marcus and Pennebaker from 2010
  • Daybreak Express (1957), Baby (1954), and Lambert & Co. (1964), three short films by Pennebaker
  • Five audio recordings of Dylan songs not used in the film
  • New conversation between Pennebaker and Neuwirth about their work together
  • New documentary about the evolution of Pennebaker's filming style
  • New interview with musician Patti Smith
  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by Director D.A. Pennebaker, with newly restored monaural sound drom the original quarter-inch magnetic masters, presented uncompressed
  • Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by critic and poet Robert Polito
  • Snapshots from the Tour a new piece featuring never-before-seen outtakes from Don't Look Back
  • Trailer

Synopsis

Don't Look Back
In 1965, filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker accompanied Bob Dylan to England to make a film about the singer/songwriter's British tour. At the time, no one could have known how fortuitous Pennebaker's timing would prove to be. Within a few months of this tour, Dylan would forsake his role as The Conscience of Folk Music to pick up a Fender Stratocaster and play rock and roll. Within a year, Dylan would suffer a motorcycle accident that would put him out of commission for nearly 18 months. Recording several brilliant solo performances and capturing a wealth of fly-on-the-wall footage of Dylan's interactions with friends and strangers, Pennebaker caught Dylan on the cusp of a radical career change, and the man in this film seems to be thrashing about in his shackles, looking for some sort of escape route. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan
  • Joan Baez
    Joan Baez
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    Donovan
  • Alan Price
    Alan Price
  • Allen Ginsberg
    Allen Ginsberg

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