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Jimi Plays Berkeley

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Special Features

  • Region 0 (NTSC format)
  • Original documentary filmed at Berkeley Community Theatre on May 30, 1970
  • New digital picture transfer
  • Audio-only never-before-released bonus concert recordings from the second Berkeley set: Pass It On (Straight Ahead), Hey Baby (New Rising Sun), Lover Man, Stone Free, Hey Joe, I Don't Live Today, Machine Gun, Foxey Lady, Star Spangled Banner, Purple Haze, Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Product Details

  • Actors: Jimi Hendrix
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Original recording remastered
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Mca
  • DVD Release Date: September 16, 2003
  • Run Time: 116 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000C509B
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,428 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Mo Lindsey on July 12, 2012
Format: DVD
The 2012 extended version is similar to the 2003 release but there actually is new footage of Hendrix in the 2012 extended version. I can pick out some differences.

1) The 2003 intro with credits has "Pass It On" being dubbed over it as the camera pans across the stage passing Mitch playing on his drum set and pass the amplifiers before stopping at an illustration of Jimi. In the 2012 release it shows this same panning but the audio is the actual audio of the footage. It turns out the actual song that they were playing in that clip was "Machine Gun" and not "Pass It On" because the panning then continues after the Jimi illustration to show the real Jimi rehearsing on "Machine Gun".

2)In the 2012 release the footage of Jimi inside the limo is dubbed over with commentary from someone talking about Jimi as a performer which is ok because you hear the people in the limo say little to nothing anyway.

3) In the 2012 release there is 1970 film footage of random people sharing their opinion of Jimi to the film crew thats filming them. This is shown right before the footage of Jimi blazing on "Johnny Be Good". The footage of the people wasn't on the 2003 release but the "Johnny Be Good" footage is the same.

4)In the 2003 release "Hear My Train A Coming" is so edited that it was criminal. In the 2012 release theres some significant footage added that wasn't in the 2003 release. The problem is that they also added protest footage mixed in (I assume because either they couldn't find the actual footage of those parts of Jimi's performance or the footage was damaged beyond use so they added protest footage as filler.) but you do hear most of the 2 solos that Jimi played in the song and you do see him perform significant portions of the solos.
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79 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Krishna M. Sadasivam VINE VOICE on September 16, 2003
Format: DVD
Clocking in at a woeful 56 minutes, this DVD represents only a fraction of the two concerts JImi performed on May 30, 1970. The packaging itself comes with a nice booklet that explains the background on how the concert was filmed, and the events that unfolded with it after JImi's unfortunate demise. The only 'real' bonus footage is a complete 5.1 surround sound audio for Jimi's second concert (which is essentially a different mix to the newly released Jimi Plays Berkeley CD, also available.)
In all fairness, the sound for the video has been substantially overhauled. But, the haphazard edits and shaky camera movements that plagued the original documentary (rockumentary?) still exist. One would have figured that today's technology could have at least fixed the 'shaky camera' problems, but I digress.
Pciture quality is clean - though one can clearly see the limitations of the original equipment used to record the show. Given that it's one of only a handful of live Hendrix videos available, one can't be too picky I suppose. Highlights include Jimi's screaming rendition of "Johnny B. Goode", "Star Spangled Banner/ Purple Haze", and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", only because these songs are more or less complete. The other songs on the DVD are all significantly edited down from their original length.
One interesting tidbit gleaned from the accompanying booklet is that Experience Hendrix was not able to include any outtakes because they haven't been turned over 'by the previous administration' that controlled the guitarist's legacy. Which probably means that Alan Douglas or Michael Jeffery's estate is probably sitting on the rest of the film.
Jimi's performance itself warrants 5 stars, but given the sheer lack of extra material, my rating stays firm at 3 stars for this release. Mildly recommended.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 8, 2003
Format: DVD
This DVD is not complete,several of the tracks have been grossly butchered.I don't remember the original movie being
this hacked up,whether the missing pieces were poor quality
or not I think most of Us would prefer having poor quality
video segments rather than none at all.Also in the original movie there is a scene in the limo where Jimi takes a drag off of a joint ,that has been cut out,is this an attempt to manipulate Jimi's posthumous image?If so I think it sucks!
The original movie presented things as they were and should
have been left as such in its transfer to DVD.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Kelly on July 15, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Right off the bat the cover isn't even a shot of Jimi At Berkeley and its all downhill after that. I have several close up slides of the second show that could have been used. Why the estate passes on their vault of Hendrix filmed material and releases this is beyond me. Bring out the Royal Albert Hall, Atlanta Pop, Stockholm 69, PLEASE. This latest release will not win too many fans. The estate has had 20 odd years to "get it together" and except for the box sets along with Isle of Wight and Woodstock, has failed miserably. Come on McDermott you were once a collector and fan. What Up?
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Luke H. on November 5, 2003
Format: DVD
This DVD is a favorite not just to me but alot of people out there Hendrix fans mostly. I ordered this DVD from amazon and recieved it a few days latter. I loved the DVD I mean of course it was just like the orginal JIMI PLAYS BERKLEY but the sound quality was unbelieveable. JIMI PLAYS BERKLEY was never released on DVD until now the music is so vibrant this is a must have for you Hendrix fans (including me). The bonus features are all audio but the thing that brings this DVD to 5 stars is not just the music but The booklet which gives you an inside on the filmmakers and the story behind JIMI PLAYS BERKLEY +plus very rare photos in the booklet hope you enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!
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