Woodstock [Director's Cut] [40th Anniversary] [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1970]

  • SKU: 9312424
  • Release Date: 06/09/2009
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 11)

Synopsis


Woodstock
This iconic musical documentary covers the three-day 1969 music festival on the property of Max Yasger's farm that symbolized the late 1960s in terms of musical, social and political ideology of the era. American audiences are introduced to Ten Years After, featuring guitar great Alvin Lee. Jimi Hendix, The Who and Joe Cocker give riveting performances. As naked flower children romp, the New York freeway is closed because of traffic congestion. Music lovers leave their cars and travel on foot only survive torrential downpours of rain, food shortages and non-stop music. Jefferson Airplane gives the wake up call with their song "Volunteers Of America." Crosby, Stills and Nash deliver a memorable performance. John Sebastian gives an impromptu set with a borrowed guitar from Tim Hardin. Santana, Sly and The Family Stone, Sha-Na-Na, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens and Joan Baez also appear. The movie did big box office business and a successful three record set sold millions of copies. The Grateful Dead, Credence Clearwater Revival and Janis Joplin performed but were not shown in the film. The Dead's Jerry Garcia recalled that it was the worst live show the band ever did, ironic for a band known for their spirited live performances. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Joan Baez
    Joan Baez
  • Joe Cocker
    Joe Cocker
  • Arlo Guthrie
    Arlo Guthrie
  • Richie Havens
    Richie Havens
  • Jimi Hendrix
    Jimi Hendrix



Overall customer rating

4.5
91%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brings Back Memories

    Posted
    spacejunkie1

    The most memorable moments were when the famous "Give me an "F" speech was recited by the audience, Joan Baez's antiwar ballad, Jimi Hendrix's dazzling guitar performance, and many more. We were in the midst of a very unpopular and unnecessary war where young American men and some women were dying needlessly. The lyrics in some of the music made a strong political statement to all of those who listened. It was these and other artful messages that lead us out of that dark period in our history. In spite of all of the trouble caused by a massive invasion of patrons for this concert, it did have somewhat of a positve impact on promoting my favorite music for the time and it influenced some positive politcal changes. I recommend that if anyone watches this video, they should also watch the video on the 1967 Montery Pops Festival (criterion collection). This is where concerts of this type began.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Woodstock (40th Anniversary)

    Posted
    SMB1958
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    We bought this amazing blu-ray film even though we had previously purchased the original movie. This version is the director's cut and has more footage from the festival with over 3 hours of additional music of never before released legendary performances and stories of the 60's & Woodstock. A must have for anyone that lived through that experience or wished they had been a part of music history!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    back to a time when the world was a better place

    Posted
    kcmogamer

    i was browsing and stumbled upon this upcoming release on blu ray. a highly recommended look back at one of history's greatest moments. people all over the world came together to celebrate days of peace and music.. really a priceless experience that cant be missed, this documentary has to be the best available.. you will see exactly what went on day and night.. including many interviews with concert goers. argueably the best part of this will be hendrix in 1080p!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great reminder of a memorable era

    Posted
    littleditka58

    I really wanted to have a copy of this movie on blu-ray, and was disappointed that the only version available was this boxed set. While the buckskin case is ... interesting, I really just wanted the movie, not all the 'extras', which I find to be useless. Thankfully one of my children gave this to me for Christmas, so now I can enjoy Woodstock again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Woodstock

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    USA4manutd

    Great array of performances. Well worth the money. Captures a lot of behind the scenes action and bringing back some of the best performances on stage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Disc , well worth the price.

    Posted
    cincee
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    Give this disc a Great Buy , would recommend this to anyone who remembers those days , I was to young to young but love it any how .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just like the old album

    Posted
    bigpapatoo1
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    Living thru the 60's I remember It. Bringing back memories of the insane times and the realities of the era.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Film, Great Music, Great Features

    Posted
    JiggyRecords
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    Anyone who hasn't seen woodstock obviously should as the film is wonderful. Great Musical Performances that never get old!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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