‘Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music’ 40th Anniversary announced

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 29th 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 articles from Life Magazine and The New York Times– 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 Ultimate Collectors Edition 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 (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

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.