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Woodstock : 3 days of peace & music / Warner Bros. Pictures ; a film by Michael Wadleigh ; directed by Michael Wadleigh ; produced by Bob Maurice ; a Wadleigh-Maurice, Ltd. production ; a Warner Bros. Inc. presentation.

Format Video (DVD)
EditionTwo-disc 40th anniversary ed.; Director's cut.
Publication InfoBurbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2009.
Description2 videodiscs (224 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorWadleigh, Michael, 1939- director.
Other author/creatorMaurice, Bob, producer.
Other author/creatorHavens, Richie, performer.
Other author/creatorBaez, Joan performer.
Other author/creatorCocker, Joe performer.
Other author/creatorMcDonald, Joe, 1942- performer.
Other author/creatorGuthrie, Arlo performer.
Other author/creatorSebastian, John, 1944- performer.
Other author/creatorJoplin, Janis performer.
Other author/creatorHendrix, Jimi performer.
Other author/creatorLang, Michael, 1944-
Other author/creatorRosenman, Joel.
Other author/creatorRoberts, John (John Peter)
Other author/creatorKornfeld, Artie.
Other author/creatorWho (Musical group) performer.
Other author/creatorSha Na Na (Musical group), performer.
Other author/creatorCountry Joe and the Fish performer.
Other author/creatorGrease Band, performer.
Other author/creatorCrosby, Stills & Nash performer.
Other author/creatorTen Years After (Musical group) performer.
Other author/creatorSantana (Musical group) performer.
Other author/creatorSly & the Family Stone (Musical group) performer.
Other author/creatorCanned Heat (Musical group) performer.
Other author/creatorJefferson Airplane (Musical group) performer.
Other author/creatorWarner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Other author/creatorWadleigh-Maurice Ltd.
Other author/creatorWarner Home Video (Firm)
Other author/creatorWoodstock Festival.
Uniform titleWoodstock (Motion picture)
Portion of title 3 days of peace & music
Variant title Three days of peace and music
Contents Disc 1. Spontaneous combustion -- Too big for the world -- Crosby, Stills & Nash: "Long Time Gone" -- If it works-- -- Canned Heat: "Going Up the Country" -- Crosby, Stills & Nash: "Wooden Ships" -- Invasion of Sullivan County -- Out of the skies -- Acid alert and other announcements -- Richie Havens: "Handsome Johnny" -- Richie Havens: "Freedom" -- Free from now on -- Canned Heat: "A Change Is Gonna Come" -- Joan Baez: "Joe Hill" -- Joan Baez: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" -- The Who: "We're Not Gonna Take It" (from Tommy) -- The Who: "Summertime Blues"-- In search of -- In the spirit -- Sha Na Na: "At the Hop" -- Getting high on yoga -- Joe Cocker & the Grease Band: "With a Little Help from My Friends" -- Downpour -- Rain chant -- What it's all about -- Country Joe & The Fish: "Rock and Soul Music" -- Arlo Guthrie: "Coming Into Los Angeles" -- Crosby, Stills & Nash: "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes -- Ten Years After: "I'm Going Home" -- Inter--mission (1970) (128 min.); Special features: Museum at Bethel Woods: The story of the sixties & Woodstock [featurette] (5 min.).
Contents Disc 2. Jefferson Airplane: "Won't You Try" -- Scenes from a disaster area -- Emotional colors -- Jefferson Airplane: "Uncle Sam's Blues"-- John Sebastian: "Younger Generation" -- Country Joe McDonald: I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" -- Coping with the mess -- Bodies beautiful -- Santana: "Soul sacrifice" -- Sly and the Family Stone: "I Want to Take You Higher" -- Janis Joplin: "Work Me, Lord" -- Mess call -- Port-o-San man -- Max Yasgur's benediction -- Jimi Hendrix: "Voodoo Child" -- Jimi Hendrix: "The Star-Spangled Banner" -- Jimi Hendrix: "Purple Haze" -- Picking up and going home -- End credits (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: "Woodstock") -- Coda (Crosby, Stills & Nash: "Cost of Freedom") (1970) (96 min.).
Abstract For three days in the summer of 1969, a rock concert was held on an upstate New York farm, and 400,000 people attended -- far more than were anticipated, far more than paid, far more than could be fed or sheltered or cared for after injuries or drug overdoses. It rained, there was mud, all traffic in and out was gridlocked, and the music continued, night and day. "Woodstock Nation" existed for three days and was absorbed into American myth. As depicted in this film, in roughly chronological order, the elusive memory of that nation is cemented into a pungent social documentary. Few documentaries have captured a time and place more completely--in the full flower of its moment, youth, and hope--than this one. It is also one of the finest musical documentaries ever made--if not the best--utilizing adventurous camera work, daring editing, frame mirroring, freeze frames, blackouts, and multi-angle perspectives widening the 1.33:1 image to 2.20:1 to capture flamboyant, riveting, career-defining performances, within an amazing chronicle of how the musicians interact onstage as audience members react to the musicians' performances.
General noteThe Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel, NY was presented by Michael Lang, executive producer, John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, and Arthur Kornfeld.
General noteOriginally produced as an American motion picture in 1970; director's cut produced in 1994.
CreditsEditor and assistant director, T. Schoonmaker ; photography by Michael Wadleigh, David Myers, Richard Pearce, Don Lenzer, Al Wertheimer ; sound and music, Larry Johnson ; music advisor, Eric Blackstead ; sound engineer, Lee Osborne ; music mixer, Dan Wallin; ; additional editing, Martin Scorsese, Stan Warnow, Yeu-Bun Yee, Jere Huggins ; additional photography, Ed Lynch, Chuck Levey, Ted Churchill, Fred Underhill, Richard Chew, Bob Dannerman, Stan Warnow.
CreditsDirectors cut restoration: sound supervisor, L.A. Johnson ; film editors, Jere Huggins, Hubert De La Bouillerie, Steven C. Brown ; research, Bill Rush.
Performer Performances by Richie Havens, Joan Baez, The Who, Sha Na Na, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, Arlo Guthrie, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Ten Years After, John Sebastian, Santana, Sly & the Family Stone, Canned Heat, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix.
Date/time/place of a event noteFilmed at The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel, NY, August 1969.
Audience MPAA Rating: Rated R for drug content, nudity and language.
Technical detailsDVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; widescreen presentation in a 'floating matte' format preserving the aspect ratio[s] of its original theatrical exhibition. Matte varies due to the original single-, double-, or triple-panel image composition; enhanced for widescreen televisions.
LanguageIn English with optional subtitles in English SDH, French, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, or Thai; song lyrics only subtitled in English.
Awards noteNamed to the National Film Registry in 1996 by the Library of Congress -- Winner, Best Documentary, Feature (Bob Maurice); Nominee, Best Film Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker), Best Sound (Dan Walling, L.A. Johnson), 1971 Academy Awards (U.S.A.).
Genre/formRock concert films.
Genre/formConcert films.
Genre/formRock films.
Genre/formNonfiction films.
Genre/formDocumentary films.
Genre/formFeature films.
Genre/formVideo recordings for the hearing impaired.
UPC 085391176756
Publisher number1000026403 Warner Home Video
Publisher number2000007993 Warner Home Video
Publisher number2000007994 Warner Home Video
Stock numberMidwest Tape

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