& FREE Shipping. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Festival (The Criterion C... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by -importcds
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shrinkwrap may be renewed, no visible damage on disc or booklet. Jewel case may have cosmetic damage, online codes for possible online content are expired or missing. Shipping time 5-21 business days.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Festival The Criterion Collection

Special Edition, Criterion Collection


4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
Amazon's Choice recommends highly rated, well-priced products available to ship immediately.
Amazon's Choice for "festival"

Additional Blu-ray options Edition Discs
New from Used from
(Sep 12, 2017)
Criterion Collection
$21.19 $20.74

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial

Frequently bought together

  • Festival (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
  • +
  • Rebecca (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Total price: $51.98
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Before Woodstock and Monterey Pop, there was Festival. From 1963 to 1966, Murray Lerner visited the annual Newport Folk Festival to document a thriving, idealistic musical movement as it reached its peak as a popular phenomenon. Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Howlin'Wolf, Johnny Cash, the Staples Singers, Pete Seeger, Son House, and Peter, Paul and Mary were just a few of the legends who shared the stage at Newport, treating audiences to a range of folk music that encompassed the genre s roots in blues, country, and gospel as well as its newer flirtations with rock 'n' roll. Shooting in gorgeous black and white, Lerner juxtaposes performances with snapshot interviews with artists and their fans, weaving footage from four years of the festival into an intimate record of a pivotal time in music and in American culture at large.

- New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Murray Lerner
-New reconstruction and remastering of the monaural soundtrack using the original concert and field recordings, approved by Lerner and presented uncompressed
- When We Played Newport, a new program featuring archival interviews with Lerner, music festival producer George Wein, and musicians Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Buffy Saint-Marie, Pete Seeger, and Peter Yarrow
- Editing Festival, a new program featuring Lerner, associate editor Alan Heim, and assistant editor Gordon Quinn
- Selection of complete outtake performances, including Clarence Ashley, Horton Barker, Johnny Cash, John Lee Hooker, and Odetta
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Amanda Petrusich and artist bios by folk music expert Mary Katherine Aldin

Product details

  • Actors: Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Staples Singers, Pete Seeger
  • Directors: Murray Lerner
  • Format: Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Criterion Collection
  • DVD Release Date: September 12, 2017
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B072KPNFX9
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,642 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Customer Reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 4 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

September 25, 2005
Format: VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
May 27, 2016
Format: VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
Comment|Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
April 6, 2016
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse
December 15, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Comment| 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Festival (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Festival (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]