Label: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. - 3000021617,Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. - 3000021618,Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. - 3000021619,Warner Brothers Pictures Inc. - 4000018186 • Format: Box Set Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition 3x, DVD DVD-Video • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Non-Music, Pop, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Blues Rock, Bluegrass, Acoustic, Hard Rock, Classic Rock
Four decades after it was culled from approximatelyfeet of millimeter footage, 'Woodstock' remains one of the greatest rock concert films of all time, and one of the most innovative and influential documentaries in the history of cinema. A commercial and Hoffnung Und Angst - Udo Jürgens - Der Mann Mit Dem Fagott - Der Soundtrack Zum Film Im Ersten triumph upon its U.
Now considered the definitive version of the film, the Director's Cut remains the same for this fully remastered DVD and Blu-ray reissue, released June 9th, What's amazing about 'Woodstock,' in retrospect, is that the film ever got made at all.
When the now legendary three-day-long 'Woodstock Music and Art Fair' was announced as "an Aquarian Expedition" to be held on Max Yasgur's acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York, on August 15th, 16th, and 17th, ultimately spilling over into August 18tharrangements to film the event had barely been finalized. It's a testament to their talent-scouting skills that the crew of 'Woodstock' included several now-prominent filmmakers at the beginning of their stellar careers, including editor Thelma Schoonmaker, assistant director and co-editor Martin Scorsese, cinematographer Richard Pearce, production manager Lewis Teague, additional photographer Richard Chew and others.
While Wadleigh and his core camera crew focused on the musical performances, additional crews roamed the expansive festival site gathering the incidental documentary material that would ultimately provide the film's historical Going Up The Country - Various - Ultimate Collectors Edition Woodstock: 3 Days Of Peace And Music: T timeless sense of people, place, and atmosphere.
From a smiling nun flashing a "peace" sign to the good-natured encounter with the "Port-o-San Man," these sequences offer priceless counterpoints to the Huil Maar Niet Kleine Eva - De Havenzangers - De 28 Grootste Successen Van De Havenzangers performances, resulting in a fully-immersive, you-are-there experience.
From the outset, Wadleigh had ambitious intentions for 'Woodstock,' seizing the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to innovatively film what was fast becoming the largest public gathering in history with overin attendanceand the single most symbolic event in the history of the '60s flower-powered counterculture.
Conserving precious rolls of film was a constant problem, and Wadleigh's fast-moving camera crews had to make difficult decisions about what to film and what not to film, while helicopters delivered much-needed rolls of raw film stock throughout the festival weekend.
In post-production, Wadleigh's editing choices favored performances that best expressed the significance of Woodstock and the peace movement in general, regardless of the prominence of the songs or musicians. To make maximum use of nearly miles of 16mm footage and countless hours of 8-track sound recording, Wadleigh employed variable image ratios and editing techniques, with image size ranging from the classic Hollywood "Academy ratio" 1.
As Wadleigh notes in one of the featurettes, this multi-image editing allowed the use of approximately eight hours of footage in a three-hour film. The film succeeds on every possible level, most importantly as a document of riveting verisimilitude, reminding all of us, young or old, that the state of idealism known as the "Woodstock Nation" existed in its purest state during a three-day festival of peace and music that can be emulated but never repeated. With the release of Jessie - Harpers Bizarre - Anything Goes exceptional two-disc Blu-ray Going Up The Country - Various - Ultimate Collectors Edition Woodstock: 3 Days Of Peace And Music: T Collector's Edition, 'Woodstock: The Director's Cut' looks and sounds better than ever before, with new and never-before-seen material in high-def and standard-def that makes it the definitive, must-have version of what many still consider to be the ultimate rock-concert movie.
By any rational standard, 'Woodstock' poses a special challenge in terms of preserving image quality, and then assessing that preservation in its high-def incarnation. Three different 16mm film stocks were used to accommodate daytime, night-time, and variable-weather shooting conditionsresulting in a broad spectrum of image quality from pitch-black and extremely grainy to crisp and colorful clarity.
Theatrically released in 70mm, Soundcheck - Vitoria, Spain - Hermano - The Sweet And Easy Of Brief Happiness (DVD) film used a combination of standard 1. This Blu-ray release carefully preserves the variable image sizes as they were intended to be seen, with black bars of varying sizes, either on the sides or top and bottom, depending on the variable aspect ratios.
The result, as always, is that 'Woodstock' is one of the most dynamic viewing experiences ever released on DVD or Blu-ray, owing to the constantly changing size and configuration of images.
It's worth noting that the video specs listed on the plastic outer box-sleeve indicate a 2. And while 'Woodstock' can only benefit from high-def to a limited degree given the limitations of the source materialit's safe to say that this Blu-ray release presents 'Woodstock' in its best-ever condition, from image clarity and definition to authentic preservation of color.
On the "extras" disc of bonus features, video specs run the gamut from p for the previously unseen concert footage to i high def and i or p standard-def, depending on the source material. Once again, it's somewhat miraculous that 'Woodstock' sounds as good as it does, given the challenge of recording the three-day Going Up The Country - Various - Ultimate Collectors Edition Woodstock: 3 Days Of Peace And Music: T with analog 8-track equipment or more accurately 7-track, since the 8th track was devoted to the electronic synch-track for the 16mm-cameras.
Considering the variable quality of the original 8-track recordings due to different microphone set-ups, band configurations etc. Even when you account for the technical shortcomings of the original recordings, the overall effect is very pleasing, since it more closely approximates the sonic quality of an outdoor concert.
Exclusive to this Blu-ray release and presented under the menu heading "Woodstock: Untold Stories" is the option to customize a personal playlist using 18 never-before-seen concert performances all remastered in p and Dolby Digital 5. Several of these are previously unseen performances by musicians who appeared in 'Woodstock' Joan Baez, Santana, Canned Heat, The Who, Joe Cocker, and more while others Paul Butterfield, Johnny Winter, Mountain, and the Grateful Dead were cut from the original film entirely, so their Woodstock presence is being seen here for the very first time.
Using an easily navigated menu, users can arrange these 18 songs in any order they prefer, and the customizable playlist can be reset and re-organized at any time. These 18 performances total a little over two hours using the "Play All" optionand the Grateful Dead's "Turn on Your Love Light" is a marathon jam lasting just under 38 minutes!
Also listed under "Untold Stories" are two brief clips of Wan Dee Sa Doro - Explosion - Wan Dee Sa Doro footage titled "Opening of Festival" and "Closing of Festival" that are essentially self-explanatory: The former shows "the calm before the storm," as Woodstock organizers prepare the concert site as the first attendees begin to arrive; the latter shows the "apocalyptic" aftermath of the Woodstock site as seen at the end of the film — a muddy, trampled, garbage-laden field Going Up The Country - Various - Ultimate Collectors Edition Woodstock: 3 Days Of Peace And Music: T debris with hippie stragglers wandering about.
Both clips are in p, 1. Presented in p and 1. Reflections and recollections from musicians include members of Ten Years After, Santana and Jefferson Airplane, with additional observations by Johnny Winter, Grace Slick, and several others. The museum is clearly more interesting than the video. Depending on your tolerance for this kind of thing, the semi-lavish packaging of the 'Ultimate Collector's Edition" will strike you as quaintly nostalgic or completely unnecessary; either way it's basically a bunch of trinkets and clutter.
The layered packaging is designed to resemble vintage hippie clothing, and it's identical for both the 3-disc DVD and 2-disc Blu-ray releases of 'Woodstock. Inside that sturdy paper-board box is the two-disc Blu-ray case and a handful of stuff that nobody really needs. It's safe En Framtid - Alltid Jaget - Alltid Jaget say that the Blu-ray edition of 'Woodstock' will remain the best, most definitive home-video version for many years to come.
Indeed, it's hard to imagine how the film could be improved any further, since the source materials don't lend themselves to any significant advances in image clarity or sound reproduction. When you consider the challenging conditions faced by the filmmakers, and the scale of their achievement in terms of capturing this pivotal milestone in pop-cultural history, the Blu-ray "Ultimate Collector's Edition" qualifies as a tribute to their work and a minor miracle of HD presentation.
And because this is a film that can be repeatedly watched and appreciated on a number of levels, this is definitely a Blu-ray purchase that can be recommended without reservation. Buy it. Founded in AprilHigh-Def Digest is the ultimate guide for High-Def enthusiasts who demand only the best that money can buy. Updated daily and in real-time, we track all high-def disc news and release dates, and review the latest disc titles. Blu-ray: Must Own. Jeff has more than 25 years of experience reviewing films and home video releases for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Times, Microsoft's "Cinemania," Amazon.
He is also a regular contributor to New Mobility, the nation's leading disability lifestyle magazine. In short, Jeff brings a wealth of film knowledge, professional reviewing background, and personal experience to his work for HDD. We're thrilled to have him on board! Leave A Comment. Aspect Ratio s :Variable 1. Aspect Ratio s : Variable 1. Final Thoughts It's safe to say that the Blu-ray edition of 'Woodstock' will remain the best, most definitive home-video version for many years to come.
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Mar 19, · 1st Disk - Woodstock 3 Days of Peace and Music – The Movie (Director’s Cut) 1. Narrative - Spontaneous Combustion 2. Narrative - Too Big for the World 3. Crosby, Stills and Nash – Long Time Gone 4. Narrative - If It Works 5. Canned Heat – Going Up the Country 6. Crosby, Stills and Nash – Wooden Ships 7. Narrative - The Invasion of Sullivan County /5(K).
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With the release of this exceptional two-disc Blu-ray Ultimate Collector's Edition, 'Woodstock: The Director's Cut' looks and sounds better than ever before, with new and never-before-seen material (in high-def and standard-def) that makes it the definitive, must-have version of what many still consider to be the ultimate rock-concert movie.
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Jun 09, · 1st Disk - Woodstock 3 Days of Peace and Music – The Movie (Director’s Cut) 1. Narrative - Spontaneous Combustion 2. Narrative - Too Big for the World 3. Crosby, Stills and Nash – Long Time Gone 4. Narrative - If It Works 5. Canned Heat – Going Up the Country 6. Crosby, Stills and Nash – Wooden Ships 7. Narrative - The Invasion of Sullivan County /5(K).