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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Turns out to be a rerun

    The movie Woodstock is an absolute classic and everyone ought to have a copy, but if you have the Directors cut from back in 1990's, then you already have whats in this box with the exception of one disk of disconnected outtakes of the concert. The added clips are great, but unless your a diehard Woodstock collector, there's no reason to buy this box if you already have another version of the Woodstock Movie. On the whole, this is an opportunity lost. Why the producers did not bother to do a real re-visit of all that stored away Woodstock footage is beyond me, maybe we'll get something better for the 50th Anniversary. However, if you do not have the Woodstock movie already, this will be worth the money because the movie really deserved getting the Oscar (which it did) and the extra DVD does have some fine performances.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Summer of Love was 1967

    Just for the record the Summer of Love was 1967, not 1969. It was a very different time. Maybe this is a fine distinction since a lot of kids today seem to think that the 60's and 70's both took place during the 80's. In the intervening time since 1967 there there had been riots, assassinations, the Nixon election and about 20,000 more American deaths in Vietnam. Flower Power by now seemed silly and dated, and that was exactly why the "Woodstock Nation" seemed so impressive, because suddenly there was this incredible mass of like-minded people feeling that maybe they did have some power together beyond just an escapist lifestyle.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    My dad really enjoyed receiving this for his 57th birthday. He was a little disappointed that there wasn't a CD that he could take to work with him or play in his car. Otherwise, he enjoyed the trip down memory lane and my folks regularly use this as background noise while they eat dinner.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Woodstock - The 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collectors Edition

    I found the 40th anniversary edition of the movie, Woodstock, to be well worth the money. The director's cut of the film itself include more worthy performances and more in-depth coverage. The additions to the package are entertaining as well as curious. I honestly could have done without the iron-on patch and the little souvenir block that you receive but I did find the fun facts card rather interesting.

    The performances themselves gave one the impression that much of what was performed were not the best performances of the artists' careers but that the real attraction of the event was a historical one - meaning that it all worked in spite of the crowd and the elements. The untold stories DVD left me wanting to learn more about what happened behind the scenes though I admit that some of the "never before seen" peerformances became somewhat tedious to watch. Overall, the DVD harkens back to something akin to lightning in a bottle. It's something that was never seen before and may never be seen again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The Ultimate Woodstock movie version

    I have owned the original Woodstock movie for several years and it's one you can go back to time and time again. It absolutely captures the essence of the mecca many young people made to Bethel to become one large family for a few days of peace, love, and music. The 40th anniversary version is to date the best version I have seen available. In addition to cleaned up video and soundtrack it comes with lots of extras on the DVD and in the package. It all simply enhances the experience that much more. If I had one complaint it's that in the one I got it had duplicate replicas of notes left on car windshields. Was it worth spending the $40 after I already had the original, absolutely. Will the new content keep this movie fresh for another decade or more, absolutely. I haven't seen the alternate version of this in the drum case so can't offer insights on choosing between the two.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Enjoyed it very much

    I never really knew much about WOODSTOCK, except from what I heard in bits and pieces.

    This film was loaded with footage and I got a real feel about what it was all about. Kind of cool. it seemed like a cool moment in time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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