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Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music (40th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] (2009)

The Who , Jimi Hendrix , Michael Wadleigh  |  NR |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Santana
  • Directors: Michael Wadleigh
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Director's Cut, Dolby, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Restored, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 3, 2010
  • Run Time: 225 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (565 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002CSC5EC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,331 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music (40th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Nothing before that summer of 1969 or since has any one concert made such an impact on history as this three-day gathering in Bethel, New York. Half a million people came together in the name of peace, love and music for a truly unforgettable and defining moment of the 1960s. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, The Who, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jefferson Airplane, Arlo Guthrie, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker and more now reappear" in this remastered director's cut, 40th anniverary celebration of the one the only Woodstock . 2 Discs. 1969/color/3 hrs., 44 min/R.

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239 of 250 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The extra footage is Great!...but June 9, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Woodstock, the 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition is an wonderful box but far from perfect. If you have the 1994 Director's Cut you already have the meat of this box set. The extra songs are great (really!) but only worth paying for if you're itching for any new footage. Of course, if you don't already have a version of the Woodstock concert on DVD, then by all means get this box. The extra DVD contains three songs from the Creedence Clearwater Revival set which is fantastic to finally see (along with extra songs from another dozen groups). And PLEASE buy if from Amazon as they include their own exclusive DVD with a few very rare songs (limited time). The Life magazine reprint is fun but I would have preferred they replaced most of the "stuff" with another DVD. My personal peeve is the absence of Melanie. Even it you get this box set, it will still be worth the money to buy the 2 DVD set of +Jimi Hendrix: Live at Woodstock+ and (if you still have a VHS player that works) its also worth seeking out the VHS tape from 1991 titled, +Woodstock: The Lost Performances+ which contains a hour of songs that are not in the new box set. The extra songs in the new box set are not integrated into the Movie, so you will have to change DVD's to see all the songs of a particular group. Perhaps when the 50th Anniversary rolls around we will finally get a box that puts all the performance footage together as it ought to be. If not, maybe we can have our Cryogenically frozen heads defrosted in time for the 100th Anniversary (don't count on it). Oh, as to the complaints of others about the songs being "corrected", just ignore them, the sound is great.
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148 of 157 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Film Meets Blu-Ray, Amazing Results June 10, 2009
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
3 hours 44 minutes 19 seconds long (edit), probably the greatest music event ever, a remarkable documentary; finally meets the sound and visual treament it always deservered (Blu-Ray and Dolby TruHD).

For those familiar with the movie, you've never seen this film in such perfection. A pristine or incredibly well cleaned print of this film was lovingly transfered to 1080p resolution. The transfer is so good, you can actually see the grain of the film. There is no more that can be done to improve video at home. I'm pretty certain that the theater sound systems were nowhere near up to the level of home theater today. The addition of rear channels and subwoofers, and given the limitations of the original recording, just can't get better. Since this film is all about the music, what could possibly be better? There were times when the couch rattled with the power of the bass. The one nit, the surrounds tend to be a bit loud, so the soundstage gets a little confused. I'll take that any day of the week to hear this music the way it was recorded.

For those new to Woodstock - buy this version. The music: some of the best rock, folk, and blues music ever. Hendrix, The Who, Jefferson Airplane - the gods of rock and roll. Crosby, Stills and Nash, Joan Baez, John Sebastian, Janis Joplin, Arlo Guthrie - the crossover gods of folk music. Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, Ten Years After - crossover blues.

The Jimi Hendrix' three songs are almost worth the price alone - the greatest guitar player ever, playing to a very small crowd at the end of Woodstock (that will teach people that leave early to beat the traffic).

The movie is what documentary film making is all about, capture the moment, render the feeling, place the audience in the event.
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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Complete Content June 19, 2009
Since Amazon is ALWAYS very lacking in details about their DVD or Blu-Ray products, here is the press release that gives more detail (was on The Home Theater Forum):

WHV Press Release: Woodstock 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition (DVD/BD)


"Few documentaries have captured a time and place more completely, poignantly, and ... entertainingly." -- Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert

"Not just a great slice-of-time documentary but the ultimate rock concert movie."
-- Los Angeles Times, Chris Willman

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music
The Director's Cut
40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition

Celebrating the Greatest Rock Concert in History!
On Blu-ray and DVD June 9 from Warner Home Video

Three hours of enhanced content includes two hours of
bonus performances, some unearthed after four decades,
with five groups who performed but never appeared in the film

Burbank, CA, March 11, 2009 - Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music - the four-hour director's cut of the 1970 Oscar®-winning documentary about the landmark music event that featured some of the greatest rock 'n' roll performers in history -- will be released June 9 in a spectacular new limited, numbered Blu-ray and DVD Ultimate Collector's Edition (UCE). With two extra hours of rare performance footage -- some of it newly-discovered, some only seen in part and some never seen at all -- the UCE is destined to make its own history. Details of the new releases will be featured at the South by Southwest Music + Film Festival where Warner Home Video will offer festival goers a first look at the new high definition picture and sound on March 21.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sounds great. wished it was longer
sounds great.wished it was longer.
Published 3 days ago by J G
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Brings back lots of memories.
Published 3 days ago by Kathryn in GA
5.0 out of 5 stars Music that built souls
Some of the greatest musicians ever assembled in one place.
Published 5 days ago by Rick Bringhurst
3.0 out of 5 stars No "special features," just a longer, boring version of the...
This was a disappointing purchase. The DVD cover states there are "special features" accessible by pressing the "Menu" button on your remote. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Greg Glazier
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just as good today as it was to watch when it first came out.
Published 8 days ago by Geralda D. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars have LP & DVD,
great...was there some/film...except 4 the very bad anti war hippies that ruined it....come see...classic
Published 8 days ago by Dr. Tony penachio-ICT
5.0 out of 5 stars As great as you remember the dvd version being
As great as you remember the dvd version being,but with so many acts/songs finally put back in to finally complete the film. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Keith E. Hunsucker
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Aaaaah the memories
Published 11 days ago by Donna Rae KH
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Historical document
Published 11 days ago by James Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music Director's Cut (40th Anniversary...
With 8 hours of Blu Ray video this $57.88 2 Disc could be a long review. I will keep short. If you where there and you are in movie that would be the ultimate, if you where of that... Read more
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