Director-approved DVD special edition., Fiftieth-anniversary edition.
1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (23 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm).
Originally released as a film in 1968.
Program notes by Michael Chaiken and Armond White (23 pages : illustrations (some color)) inserted in container.
Special features: new 16-bit 4K digital restoration, supervised by D.A. Pennebaker; alternate soundtrack featuring a 5.1 surround mix by recording engineer Eddie Kramer; audio commentary from 2002 featuring Pennebaker and festival producer Lou Adler; new and archival interviews with Adler and Pennebaker; Chiefs (1968), a short film by Richard Leacock ; audio interviews with festival producer John Phillips, festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby; photo-essay by Elaine Mayes; festival program; trailers and radio spots.
Camera, James Desmond and 6 others ; editor, Nina Schulman.
Big Brother and The Holding Co. ; Scott McKenzie ; Mamas and the Papas ; Canned Heat ; Simon and Garfunkel ; Hugh Masekela ; Jefferson Airplane ; Janis Joplin ; The Who ; Country Joe and the Fish ; Eric Burdon & The Animals ; Otis Redding ; Jimi Hendrix ; Ravi Shankar.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Concert recorded at the June 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival.
On a June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the Monterey International Pop Festival captured a decade's spirit and ushered in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few of the performers in a diverse lineup that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and Ravi Shankar. With his characteristic vérité style, D.A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend smashing his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his, Mama Cass watching Janis Joplin's performance in awe.
DVD; region 1; NTSC; 1.33:1 aspect ratio; stereo, 5.1 surround.