Gimme Shelter

Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour. When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco’s Altamont Speedway, Direct Cinema pioneers David and Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin were there to immortalize on film the bloody slash that transformed a decade's dreams into disillusionment.

Film Info

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer of the uncensored thirtieth-anniversary version, with exclusive Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround sound mixes on the DVD edition, and DTS-HD Master Audio surround and stereo mixes on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring directors Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin and collaborator Stanley Goldstein
  • Performances by the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden in 1969, including "Oh Carol" and “Prodigal Son," plus backstage outtakes and footage of the band mixing “Little Queenie"
  • Audio excerpts from KSAN Radio’s Altamont wrap-up, recorded December 7, 1969, with introductions by then DJ Stefan Ponek
  • Altamont stills gallery, featuring the work of renowned photographers Bill Owens and Beth Sunflower
  • Original and rerelease theatrical trailers, plus trailers for Maysles Films' classics Grey Gardens and Salesman on the DVD edition
  • Filmographies for Maysles Films and Charlotte Zwerin (DVD only)
  • Restoration demonstration (DVD only)
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film critic Amy Taubin, music writer Stanley Booth, Jagger’s former assistant Georgia Bergman, music writer Michael Lydon, ex-Oakland Hell’s Angels chapter head Sonny Barger (DVD only), and film critic Godfrey Cheshire

New cover by Frank Kozik

Purchase Options

Collector's Sets

Collector's Set

The Rock Box

The Rock Box

Blu-Ray Box Set

4 Discs

$75.96

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer of the uncensored thirtieth-anniversary version, with exclusive Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround sound mixes on the DVD edition, and DTS-HD Master Audio surround and stereo mixes on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring directors Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin and collaborator Stanley Goldstein
  • Performances by the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden in 1969, including "Oh Carol" and “Prodigal Son," plus backstage outtakes and footage of the band mixing “Little Queenie"
  • Audio excerpts from KSAN Radio’s Altamont wrap-up, recorded December 7, 1969, with introductions by then DJ Stefan Ponek
  • Altamont stills gallery, featuring the work of renowned photographers Bill Owens and Beth Sunflower
  • Original and rerelease theatrical trailers, plus trailers for Maysles Films' classics Grey Gardens and Salesman on the DVD edition
  • Filmographies for Maysles Films and Charlotte Zwerin (DVD only)
  • Restoration demonstration (DVD only)
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film critic Amy Taubin, music writer Stanley Booth, Jagger’s former assistant Georgia Bergman, music writer Michael Lydon, ex-Oakland Hell’s Angels chapter head Sonny Barger (DVD only), and film critic Godfrey Cheshire

New cover by Frank Kozik

Gimme Shelter
Cast
Mick Jagger
Keith Richards
Mick Taylor
Charlie Watts
Bill Wyman
Credits
Director
David Maysles
Editing
Ellen Giffard
Editing
Robert Farren
Editing
Joanne Burke
Editing
Kent McKinney
Associate producer
Porter Bibb
Special help
Stanley Goldstein
Assistant film editors
Mirra Bank
Assistant film editors
Susan Steinberg
Assistant film editors
Janet Lauretano
Filmed by
The Maysles Brothers
Camera
Peter Adair
Camera
Baird Bryant
Camera
Joan Churchill
Camera
Ron Dorfman
Camera
Robert Elfstrom
Camera
Elliott Erwitt
Camera
Bob Fiori
Camera
Adam Giffard
Camera
William Kaplan
Camera
Kevin Keating
Camera
Stephen Lighthill
Camera
George Lucas
Camera
Jim Moody
Camera
Jack Newman
Camera
Pekke Niemela
Camera
Robert Primes
Camera
Eric Saarinen
Camera
Peter Smokler
Camera
Paul Ryan
Camera
Coulter Watt
Camera
Gary Weiss
Camera
Bill Yarrus
Sound
Michael Becker
Sound
John Brumbaugh
Sound
Howard Chesley
Sound
Pepper Crawford
Sound
Stanley Cronquist
Sound
Paul Deason
Sound
Tom Goodwin
Sound
Peter Pilafin
Sound
Orly Lindgren
Sound
Walter Murch
Sound
Art Rochester
Sound
David Thompson
Sound
Nelson Stoll
Sound
Alvin Tokunow
Director
Albert Maysles
Director
Charlotte Zwerin

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