Monterey Pop from Criterion - anyone else excited about it?

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  1. SteveGon

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    The new Criterion catalogue lists Monterey Pop as a 2002 release. Oh man, am I looking forward to this! How about you guys?
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    I am, like, totally psyched!
    I'm hoping Criterion's version is gonna be a super-duper, special edition with outtakes, commentary, audio tracks, etc.
    For you Pennebaker fans, Docurama released a great DVD edition of Pennebaker's Don't Look Back (his first marriage of cinema verite with 60s pop culture). My review of that great film and disc is here:
    http://207.136.67.23/film/Reviews/Don't%20Look%20Back-final.htm
     
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    Most Definately!
     
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    Very excited about this release. I was 18 when this event took place. I always wished I would have gone. Now I will be able to experience it like never before.
    There are some great performances at this concert. Otis Redding, the Who smashing their equipment on stage, and not to be outdone, Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar using cigarette lighter fluid.
     
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    Cool!
    What else is listed in the new catologue?
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    If my memory serves me correctly...
    George Washington - David Gordon Green
    Hearts and Minds - Peter Davis
    Howard's End - James Ivory
    The Importance of Being Earnest - Anthony Asquith
    Ivan's Childhood - Andrei Tarkovsky
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp - Powell and Pressburger
    Loves of a Blonde - Milos Foreman
    The Fireman's Ball - Milos Foreman
    Monterey Pop - DA Pennebaker
    La Strada - Fedrico Fellini
     
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    By the way, for those who are interested, though there is no definitive release date yet, Jon Mulvany told me by email that Children of Paradise should (finally) be released in early (perhaps January) 2002.
    [Edited last by Rain on October 22, 2001 at 02:22 PM]
     
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    I will totally buy this. I hope there will be some nifty extras (like more Hugh Masekela or some Byrds).
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  9. Anthony Clarke

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    'Monterey Pop' is just about my favourite of all rock movies -- a classic! Very exciting news.
    But I still wait for Virgin, I guess, to release the Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music Greatest Hits collection, which was pretty good on video and which will make an outstanding DVD!
    Criterion, I notice, is releasing Anthony Asquith's 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.
    There's been two Region Two releases of this, both from Carlton. The first had atrocious sound and image. The second release fixed up the image -- it just glows! But the sound is muffled; so muted it's hard to make out the irrestistibly brilliant dialogue. Let's hope Criterion makes a better job of that aspect!
    And here'a a release I hope Criterion one day considers -- Luis Bunuel's first, and still greatest, film, the surrealistic masterpiece 'Un Chien Andalou'. It's a silent film, but it was 'sonorised in the 1950s or early 1960s by Bunuel himself who added the totally appropriate accompanying music -- a melange of Wagner (the Liebestod from 'Tristan und Isolde' and Argentinian tangos) to match the amazing imagery.
    Cheers from Sydney, Australia
     
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    I can dig it man!
    Monterey pop changed the music industry from Top 40 AM radio to album oriented underground FM stations.
    Those were the days listening to Elliot Mintz from Pasadena underground FM playing all that new music from the San Francisco area.
    I could trip to some Quicksilver right about now.
    I just had a flashback.
    Far out!
     
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    Which DVD's can you find the new catalogue?
     
  12. SteveGon

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    Jason, I found the new catalogue in Notorious and The Lady Eve so I would imagine it's included in all the new releases. It's less detailed than previous catalogues - just a listing of all the films in the collection. There is however, a list of upcoming 2002 releases which they stuck in there to tease us! Ummm, La Strada! Can't wait for that one either!
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    My top ten movies that need to be on dvd:
    1. Akira Kurosawa's Dreams 2. Freaks 3. Men With Guns 4. The Ninth Configuration 5. The Reflecting Skin 6. Santa Sangre 7. Treasure of the Sierra Madre 8. Voyager 9. White Heat 10. Wings of Desire
     

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