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Monterey Pop

D. A. Pennebaker

 
Monterey Pop (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 1967
  • 78 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #168

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse cast that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar. With his characteristic vérité style, D. A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend destroying his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his. The Criterion Collection is proud to present this timeless document of a landmark event.

Disc Features

  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by D.A. Pennebaker
  • Soundtrack featuring a 5.1 mix by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in Dolby Digital, and DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
  • Two hours of performances not included in Monterey Pop, from the Association, Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Blues Project, the Byrds, Country Joe and the Fish, the Electric Flag, Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, the Mamas and the Papas, Laura Nyro, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiny Time, and the Who (Blu-ray only)
  • Audio commentary by Festival producer Lou Adler and Pennebaker
  • Video interview with Adler and Pennebaker
  • Audio interviews with festival producer John Phillips, festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby
  • Photo-essay by photographer Elaine Mayes
  • Original theatrical trailer and radio spots
  • Monterey Pop Festival scrapbook
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by critics Michael Lydon (Blu-ray only), Barney Hoskyns (Blu-ray only), and Armond White

    New cover by Neil Kellerhouse

Film Essays

Monterey Pop: People In Motion

By Armond WhiteSeptember 22, 2009

A new era in popular music deserves a new era in filmmaking. That’s the basis of the perfect, . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Monterey Pop: The First Rock Festival

By Michael LydonSeptember 22, 2009

The Monterey International Pop Festival is over, all over. And what was it? Was it one . . . Read more »


Film Essays

The Meeting of the ’Twain: Monterey and the Great California Divide

By Barney HoskynsSeptember 22, 2009

“TRAVELING UP the Coast from the ruins of the Sunset Strip to the Haight is a Dante-esque . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Anatomy of a Love Festival - Part Two

By Robert ChristgauNovember 11, 2002

Continued from Anatomy of a Love Festival - Part OneThe real turn-on, though, was the music— . . . Read more »


Film Essays

A Bloody Battle over Monterey Pop Festival

By Jann WennerNovember 11, 2002

April 6, 1968MONTEREY—A second Monterey International Pop Festival has for the past month been . . . Read more »

One Scene

Monterey Pop

One Scene: Monterey Pop

By Sean DurkinJune 18, 2012

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Clippings

Real Art

November 19, 2010

A whole bunch of questions arose when the critics at Time Out New York were compiling their . . . Read more »


Clippings

Talking Shop: Pennebaker and Hegedus

April 29, 2010

Individually and as partners, D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus have created some of the most . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Monterey Pop: People In Motion

By Armond WhiteSeptember 22, 2009

A new era in popular music deserves a new era in filmmaking. That’s the basis of the perfect, . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Monterey Pop: The First Rock Festival

By Michael LydonSeptember 22, 2009

The Monterey International Pop Festival is over, all over. And what was it? Was it one . . . Read more »


Film Essays

The Meeting of the ’Twain: Monterey and the Great California Divide

By Barney HoskynsSeptember 22, 2009

“TRAVELING UP the Coast from the ruins of the Sunset Strip to the Haight is a Dante-esque . . . Read more »


Features

Monterey Pop Artist Bios - Part Two

By Bruce EderNovember 11, 2002

Country Joe and the FishCountry Joe McDonald—Lead vocals, guitarBruce Barthol—Bass, guitar . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Anatomy of a Love Festival - Part Two

By Robert ChristgauNovember 11, 2002

Continued from Anatomy of a Love Festival - Part OneThe real turn-on, though, was the music— . . . Read more »


Film Essays

A Bloody Battle over Monterey Pop Festival

By Jann WennerNovember 11, 2002

April 6, 1968MONTEREY—A second Monterey International Pop Festival has for the past month been . . . Read more »


Features

Monterey Pop Artist Bios - Part Five

By Bruce EderNovember 11, 2002

The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceJimi Hendrix—Guitar, vocalsNoel Redding—BassMitch Mitchell—DrumsIt . . . Read more »


Features

Monterey Pop Artist Bios - Part Four

By Bruce EderNovember 11, 2002

Sunday nightThe Blues ProjectDanny Kalb—Lead guitar, vocalsSteve Katz—Rhythm guitar, . . . Read more »


Features

Monterey Pop Artist Bios - Part Three

By Bruce EderNovember 11, 2002

Saturday nightHugh Masekela(1939 - )Ever since the mid-1960s, Hugh Masekela has been . . . Read more »


Features

Monterey Pop Artist Bios - Part One

By Bruce EderNovember 11, 2002

Friday nightThe AssociationTerry Kirkman—Vocals, brass, reeds, harmonica, percussionTed . . . Read more »