WHV Press Release: Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music 40th Anniversary LE Revisted

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

 

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Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music

40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited

on Blu-ray July 29

 

Includes Complete 40th Anniversary Limited Edition plus New Never-Seen Concert Footage

and New Collectible Premiums

Burbank, Calif. April 22, 2014 – Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and 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 July 29 in a new Blu-ray™ 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited.

 

This latest release will contain the complete 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition (UCE) plus brand new concert footage from Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez, Santana, The Who and more. There are new premiums – a reproduction of Woodstock Festival tickets and an article from Life Magazine – in addition to a re-issue of the Woodstock logo iron-on patch.

 

New Never-Seen Concert Footage:

•  Book of Love

Come Back Baby

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

Helplessly Hoping and Marrakesh Express

Mr. Tambourine Man and Tuning My Guitar

Oh Happy Day and I Shall Be Released

Persuasion

Pinball Wizard

 

New Concert Footage - Previous Limited Availability:

Mama Tried

Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine

Spanish Castle Magic

Sparks

Volunteers

Woodstock Boogie

 

The bonus material from the original UCE contained two hours of performance footage from many of the above groups as well as a featurette gallery showcasing interviews with Martin Scorsese, Michael Lang, director Michael Wadleigh, Hugh Hefner, Eddie Kramer (the concert’s original chief on-site engineer and producer-engineer for Jimi Hendrix) and others who chronicle the making of the festival and the film. Included are such segments as 3 Days in a Truck, No Rain! No Rain! and Living Up To Idealism.

 

WOODSTOCK 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited Contents

(Previously Released)

·  Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music Director’s Cut

·  Woodstock: Untold Stories 18 performances

·  Woodstock: From Festival to Feature Interviews of the sights and sounds of the 3 day event, from concert goers, promoters, crew and musicians 

 

 

About Woodstock and the Film

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in the rural town of Bethel, New York on a sometimes rain-soaked weekend from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Half a million people of all colors, shapes, sizes, ages and sexes attended this historical event. They came by car, by truck, a few even by helicopter, but the majority walked to what turned out to be the most famous festival in history, an event that was hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the “50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

 

32 legendary musical acts appeared which, in addition to those mentioned above, included The Band, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Richie Havens, John Sebastian and Sly & The Family Stone. 

 

Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature (and nominated for Best Editing and Best Sound), Woodstock was produced by Bob Maurice and directed by Michael Wadleigh, who assembled an outstanding crew that included young filmmakers at the start of their careers Academy Award® winners: director Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street) and editor Thelma Schoonmaker[ii] (The Wolf of Wall Street). Michael Lang, Artie Kornfeld, John Roberts and Joel Rosenman created the original Festival.

 

 

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music Director’s Cut

40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited

Street Date: July 29, 2014

Prebook Date: June 24, 2014

Pricing:  $39.96

Rating: R

Run Time: Film 225 Minutes

Cat/UPC: 1000484627/883929409396

 

Academy Award(s)® and Oscar(s)® are registered trademarks and services marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

 

Note: All enhanced content listed above and premiums are subject to change.

 





2006 (79th)   DIRECTING -- The Departed

 


[ii] 1980 (53rd)   FILM EDITING – Raging Bull

2004 (77th) FILM EDITING – The Aviator

2006 (79th) FILM EDITING -  The Departed

 

 

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TravisR said:
Someone should tell Warners that it's the 45th anniversary of Woodstock. Or maybe they could call it the 5th anniversary edition of the 40th anniversary edition.
Please don't for that means I'm 5 years younger.
 
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I think I will actually get this set -- I have dvd versions of it coming out my ears but the price certainly is enticing.

Is there anything missing from this reissue that was part of the original 40th Anniversay release?
 

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Original press release has been reissued and modified by the studio.

Not certain what changes were made but I have provided the new version in the first post.
 

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Like they say, if you can remember the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition of Woodstock, you weren't really there.
 

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Someone should tell Warner Brothers that they should of included all this extra footage in the previous Ultimate Collectors Edition! Seriously, these double dips by Warners are getting gross.

Anyway, I'm not buying this again this soon, so screw 'em.
 
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Ronald Epstein said:
Original press release has been reissued and modified by the studio.

Not certain what changes were made but I have provided the new version in the first post.
And they still didn't correct the anniversary #?
 

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I often wonder if they filmed all the songs from the festival. Are you saying there was stuff on the real 40th that's been left out of this one? Why is it rated R anyway?
 

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In 1991, Warner Home Video released "Woodstock: The Lost Performances", a 68 minute program featuring musical numbers assembled into a kind of mini-"Woodstock" film. It was issued on Laserdisc and VHS, and the performances included in it remain exclusive to this release, with the exception of Janis Joplin's "Work Me Lord", which was added to "The Director's Cut". Here's a scan of the table of contents:

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Are these being saved for the 50th Anniversary? Hippies are mortal, after all.
 

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davidmatychuk said:
In 1991, Warner Home Video released "Woodstock: The Lost Performances", a 68 minute program featuring musical numbers assembled into a kind of mini-"Woodstock" film. It was issued on Laserdisc and VHS, and the performances included in it remain exclusive to this release, with the exception of Janis Joplin's "Work Me Lord", which was added to "The Director's Cut". Here's a scan of the table of contents:

Woodstock The Lost Performances contents0001.jpg

Are these being saved for the 50th Anniversary? Hippies are mortal, after all.
Nice pull on this one. I remeber the TV special that showed some of these, the Joplin and The Band. Instead of this stupid release, Warner's should issue "The "Complete" Woodstock", featuring as many performances that exist. I'm sure there's missing footage, and stuff no one would want to see, but they could at least compile all the existing release footage and represent at least one song per-artist.

And the complete "Sha Na Na" set... ;)
 

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