Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music Coming to Blu-ray

In the “not coming out for another year” file we bring news that Warner Home Video will lift their 18-month moratorium and release the critically acclaimed and Oscar-winning film Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music on July 29, 2009, day-and-date with DVD.

The Ultimate Collectors Edition package celebrating the film’s 40th anniversary will include “…more than an hour of newly discovered Festival performances, some never-before-published in their entirety, from a number of artists, including The Who, Joe Cocker, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Country Joe McDonald and Country Joe and the Fish with more to be announced… (it will also) incorporate reflections and perspectives from musicians, celebrities, influencers and other giants in the entertainment industry on the cultural significance of Woodstock 40 years later.”

The feature film will be the four-hour Director’s Cut which has been remastered from original elements and scanned at 2K with a new 5.1 audio mix, both worked on under the supervision of director Michael Wadleigh. The added footage 5.1 mix is overseen by the concert original chief engineer Eddie Kramer who was on-site at Woodstock.

The almost complete list of what to expect is as follows.

  • Four-hour Director’s Cut remastered from original elements and scanned at 2K with audio 5.1 mix supervised by director Michael Wadleigh
  • Filmmaker commentary
  • Replicas of handwritten notes from Festival attendees
  • The ’60s and the Woodstock Generation – a 40 minute documentary film by noted filmmaker Robert Kline adapted from his book Children of the 60s
  • Studio archive letters
  • Other souvenir collectible items

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music Ultimate Collector’s Edition pricing, technical specs, cover art and pre-orders are still a ways off. Stay tuned for further updates in the months ahead.

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