Bu-ray pic of the week – ‘Woodstock Directors Cut’

Our Blu-ray pic of the week is the director’s cut of Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music. This 40th anniversary “Ultimate Collector’s Edition” contains never-before-seen performances by Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, the Who, Johnny Winter and many others.

The limited and numbered Amazon-exclusive 2-disc box contains over three hours of extras, including two hours of performances and one hour of featurettes highlighting interviews from Martin Scorsese, Director Michael Wadleigh, and Producer Michael Lang.

The film covers the three-day Woodstock music festival in 1969 that encapsulates the peace movement of the sixties. Director Michael Wadleigh had worked with over 300 hours of footage to create this 225-minute director’s cut. The film, when released in 1970, had been cut by 40 minutes.

The box set contains these extras:

  • Amazon-exclusive bonus disc with never-before-seen performance footage in hi-def from Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Country Joe and the Fish plus three bonus featurettes
  • 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition includes:
    • Lucite display with images from the festival
    • 60-page commemorative LIFE Magazine reprint
    • Iron-on Woodstock patch
    • Woodstock fact sheet
    • Reproductions of festival memorabilia, including handwritten notes and a three-day ticket
  • New retrospective: The Museum at Bethel Woods: The Story of the Sixties and Woodstock
  • Woodstock: Untold Stories: Over two hours of never-before-seen musical performances by Joan Baez, Paul Butterfield, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Mountain, Santana, Sha Na Na, the Who, and Johnny Winter (Exclusive to Blu-ray: customize your own Woodstock playlist)
  • Woodstock: From Festival to Feature: comprehensive featurette gallery chronicling the festival and the filming from start to finish, interwoven with interviews from Martin Scorsese, Grace Slick, director Michael Wadleigh, Woodstock Festival executive producer Michael Lang, and more
  • Enhanced BD-Live bonus features
  • Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music Director’s Cut (40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition)
    List Price: $69.99 | Current Price: $48.99 – Order from Amazon

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