John & Yoko: Give Peace A Song in August
have announced the UK DVD release of John & Yoko: Give Peace A Song on 27th August 2007 priced at £14.99. On May 26th 1969, John Lennon & Yoko Ono moved into the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal for the historic seven-day bed-in protest against violence in the world. On June 1st, the last day of the bed-in, John posted lyrics on the hotel room walls for a spontaneous group recording.
This DVD captures the actual live recording of ‘Give Peace A Chance’ as it was recorded at the sit-in. This song was later to become a world-wide hit and the universal anthem for world peace. Captured on film and video by various visitors over the seven days, ‘Give Peace A Song’ documents the events that took place in the infamous suite 1742. This new 45-minute production contains exclusive rare film from the archive of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with outtakes from John and Yoko’s own movie of the event.
This release also contains new interviews with many of the people that were with John and Yoko on the momentous occasion with a private new interview with Yoko herself. ‘Give Peace A Song’ also features over 35-minutes of bonus material including television interviews, a John an Yoko press conference, Petula Clark’s visit to the bed-in and a wealth of footage that has been held captive for over 35 years. Also contains previously unseen photographs by Gerry Deiter, the only photographer given 24 hours access to the bed-in.
The 45-minute “Give Peace A Song” documentary is presented in 4:3 with English DD2.0 audio. The extras run for a total of 35-minutes and include:
- ”Peace Weekend” Interview
- Television Interview
- Press Conference
- Andre Perry Interview
- Petula Clark visits the Bed-In
- Tom Smothers & Judy Steinberg Bonus Interview