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Monterey Pop (Remastered)

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Genres: Documentary, History, Music
Starring: Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Plot Synopsis:

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning 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 featured career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few performers in a wildly diverse lineup 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—and a camera crew that included the likes of Albert Maysles and Richard Leacock—D. A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend smashing his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his, Mama Cass being blown away by Janis Joplin’s performance. The Criterion Collection is proud to present this timeless document of a landmark event.

  • Technical Specs
    Length:79 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray, 2-Discs, New 16-bit 4K digital restoration
    Video Resolution/Codec:108p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.33:1
    Audio Formats:Uncompressed StereoAlternate DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix
    Special Features:Audio commentary by Pennebaker and festival producer Lou AdlerNew interviews with Adler and PennebakerChiefs (1968), a short film by cameraman Richard Leacock, which played alongside Monterey Pop during its inaugural theatrical runInterview from 2002 with Adler and PennebakerAudio interviews with festival producer John Phillips, festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David CrosbyPhoto-essay by photographer Elaine MayesMonterey International Pop Festival scrapbookTrailers and radio spotsMore!PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Chaiken