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Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music UCE (R1/US BD) in June

Warner Home Video have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music on 9th June 2009. The four-hour director’s cut of the 1970 Oscar-winning documentary about the landmark music event will be available in new limited, numbered Blu-ray ($69.99 SRP) and DVD ($59.98 SRP) Ultimate Collector’s Edition (UCE) sets. Also released is a 2-Disc Special Edition DVD ($24.98 SRP).

The UCE boasts two extra hours of rare performance footage -- some of it newly-discovered, some only seen in part and some never seen at all – plus a third hour of bonus material includes a featurette gallery showcasing interviews with Martin Scorsese, producer Michael Lang, director Michael Wadleigh, Hugh Hefner, Eddie Kramer (the concert’s original chief on-site engineer and producer-engineer for Jimi Hendrix) and others who chronicle the making of the festival and the film. Included are such segments as 3 Days in a Truck, No Rain! No Rain! and Living Up To Idealism. Additionally, exclusive to Blu-ray a Customize Your Own Woodstock Playlist from the 18 bonus performances and other special features like Media Center, My WB Commentary and Live Community Screening.

The UCE will be packaged in a unique giftbox, numbered as part of a limited run with an array of collectibles that include a 60+ page reprint of a Life magazine commemorative issue, a lucite lenticular display of vintage festival photos, festival memorabilia and an iron-on patch with the classic dove and guitar Woodstock emblem.

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music was newly remastered from original elements and scanned at 2K with an audio 5.1 mix. Eddie Kramer, Woodstock sound engineer, assisted with the 5.1 audio mix of recently found additional footage.

UCE Disc content follows…

Disc One

  • Film (Director’s Cut), Part 1 128:38 min
  • The Museum at Bethel Woods: The Story of the Sixties & Woodstock

Disc Two
  • Film (Director’s Cut), Part 2 95:34 min

Disc Three
  • Woodstock: Untold Stories 18 Performances as never before seen
    • Joan Baez “One Day at a Time”
    • Country Joe McDonald “Flying High”
    • Santana “Evil Ways”
    • Canned Heat “I’m Her Man” and “On the Road Again”
    • Mountain “Beside the Sea” and “Southbound Train”
    • Grateful Dead “Turn On Your Love Light”
    • Creedence Clearwater Revival “Born on the Bayou”, “I’ve Put a Spell on You” and “Keep on Chooglin’”
    • The Who “We’re Not Going To Take It” and “My Generation”
    • Jefferson Airplane “3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds”
    • Joe Cocker “Something’s Coming On”
    • Johnny Winter “Mean Town Blues”
    • Paul Butterfield “Morning Sunrise”
    • Sha Na Na “Teen Angel”
  • Woodstock: From Festival to Feature Interviews of the sights and sounds of the 3 day event, from concert goers, promoters, crew and musicians

Blu-ray Hi-Def Exclusive:
  • Customize Your Own Woodstock Playlist (from the18 bonus performances)
    • This feature allows you to customize your own personal jukebox playlist from more than a dozen live Woodstock performances as never before seen.
  • BD-Live features include Media Center, My WB Commentary, & Live Community Screening
    • Media Center is a hub for trailers, features and content
      • You can get sneak peeks of upcoming Warner Bros. films, and rate trailers
      • You can access to Exclusive Content such as interviews, featurettes, and more only seen through WB BD-Live
      • You can access Photo Galleries and other special features
    • Live Community Screenings allow you to send invitations to fans and friends across the country for virtual screenings at a specified time and chat online with each other as the movie plays on each person’s Blu-ray player. You can host your own Live Community Screening with your buddy list or participate in a WB hosted Warner Bros. BD-Live community event
    • My WB Commentary lets you record and post a Picture-in-Picture commentary right over the film, then share it and rate it. Using a web-camera, you can record your own comments and play them back as a Picture-in-Picture feature over the film scene you have chosen and share it with your friends or the entire Warner Bros. BD-Live Community

The 2-Disc DVD is just the first two discs with content as listed above.

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