The Rock Box

The Rock Box

Killer classic rock meets cinematic genius in the films featured in this collector’s set from the Criterion Collection. It’s musical movie nirvana: The Beatles explode in their unforgettable big-screen debut, A Hard Day’s Night; Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, and many others dazzle the crowds in Monterey Pop; the Rolling Stones play their controversial but thrilling show at the Altamont Speedway in Gimme Shelter; and the Who’s music comes to stunning life in Quadrophenia. Watch and hear these classics in special editions featuring restored sound and image and dozens of supplemental features.

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The Rock Box

Special Features

  • Restored 4K digital transfer of A Hard Day’s Night, approved by director Richard Lester, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack as well as new uncompressed stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround mixes, supervised by sound producer Giles Martin at Abbey Road Studios; restored high-definition digital transfer of Monterey Pop, supervised and approved by director D. A. Pennebaker, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack as well as uncompressed stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround mixes by recording engineer Eddie Kramer; high-definition digital transfer of the uncensored thirtieth-anniversary version of Gimme Shelter, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and uncompressed stereo mixes; and restored 2K digital transfer of the uncut version of Quadrophenia, supervised by cinematographer Brian Tufano, with uncompressed original stereo soundtrack as well as a new DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround mix, supervised by the Who
  • Audio commentaries for all four films
  • Hours of new and archival interviews and documentaries
  • Outtake performances and backstage footage
  • Photo essay, scrapbook, and stills gallery
  • Trailers and radio spots
  • PLUS: Essays by writers Georgia Bergman, Stanley Booth, Godfrey Cheshire, Howard Hampton, Barney Hoskyns, Irish Jack, Michael Lydon, and Amy Taubin, as well as Pete Townshend’s liner notes from the 1973 album Quadrophenia