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Woodstock

Woodstock

Director: Michael Wadleigh
Format: VHS NTSC
Rating: R (Restricted)
Studio: Warner Home Video
Run Time: Also available on DVD (Director's Cut)
UPC: 085391176237
Production Date: 1970
Original Release Date: 1992-05-02
Synopsis
The best rock stars of the 1960s are captured in some of their most brilliant moments during the communal experience called Woodstock, the most celebrated rock concert of all time. The film version, which runs over three hours, manages to capture the unique spirit of this once-in-a-lifetime event, which, in turn, conveyed the mood of an entire era. Includes explosive performances by Richie Havens, Joan Baez, The Who, Sha Na Na, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, Arlo Guthrie, Ten Years After, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat, John Sebastian, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. The film deservedly won the Academy Award for Best Documentary, and it's still a stunning achievement. Abundant footage taken among the massive crowd ("half a million strong") expresses the human heart of the event, from skinny-dipping hippies to accidental overdoses, to unpredictable weather, midconcert childbirth, and the thoughtful (or just plain rambling) reflections of the festive participants.
Features
Edited - The more complete version is Woodstock (Director's Cut)
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