3 Days of Peace & Music

DVD - 1997
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This documentary film captures the unique communal experience and many of the performances of the most famous of outdoor rock concerts.


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Jun 04, 2019

Haven't seen this in years. I saw it on the big screen downtown Chicago originally and those screens were BIG. I was wowwwed. What a kick to see it again. Those talented people were so young! What fun. Whoever owns the rights should release it to theaters this August to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Yes there is sex and drugs along with the rock and roll so it would probably still carry an R rating. But it would be amazing to see it in a theater again! Who knows!

Nov 08, 2017

(*Lyrics excerpt*) - "And I dreamed I saw the bombers.... Riding shotgun in the sky.... Turn to butterflies.... Above our nation".

From The Who, to Jimi Hendrix, to Ten Years After, to Janis Joplin, to Santana (just to name a few of the performers in attendance) - Woodstock's entertainment line-up was, to say the least, far beyond compare. It was, literally, a rock fan's dream come true.

With so much great music coming at you - All one needed at Woodstock was a hit of some purple micro-dot acid, a jug of wine, a few close friends, and you were all set for some real good times.

Nov 04, 2017

"Hey, Man! - Peace....Love....Be Groovy!"

Woodstock was a solid, back-to-back, 3-day-long festival of song, dance, and celebration. It all happened rather suddenly in the glorious summer of 1969.

Max Yasger was the generous dude who offered his opened farmland, located in Bethel, N.Y., as a perfect location for the Woodstock Set. An outdoor concert of Woodstock's magnitude required a vast piece of land to accommodate all the many events and festivities taking place.

A record-breaking 500,000 people attended the Woodstock Festival. (Incredible) Woodstock's population over-flow was equivalent in size to that of a small city. And like a small city, it needed big help.

The National Guard was eventually called in. And with the aid of their trusty helicopters they brought in food, supplies and medical assistance to all the hungry and needy rock'n'rollers. (You see - Even the National Guard gave peace a chance, too.)

1 death and 3 births occurred at Woodstock.... And, the rest, of course, is pop-culture history.

PimaLib_WilliamB Sep 20, 2016

A time capsule of life in the 60s.. the optimist, the cynicism, the freedom, the oppression, it's all chronicled here in a director's cut that mirrors as closely as possible the original theatrical release of the historic concert from 1969 New York. I love the music, but the behind the scenes of the festival and the people make for some of the most fascinating insight to a world I never experience but can come close with this.

Oct 27, 2014

The Summer of 1969 gave us "Woodstock" 3 days of Peace and Music. What a fitting tribute to such a great concert that the whole event was filmed for all of us some 45 years later. You won't want to miss such acts as Sly and the Family Stone. Sly no longer performs and the band rarely plays. Richie Havens was the last minute choice to open the concert. I guess looking out at several hundred thousand people gave some performers stage fright. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young made their first appearance together at Woodstock and said they were scared. There are just great performance throughout the film. The weather and the way the crowd bonded are also a big part of the story. See the whole story in "Woodstock"!
P.S. If you haven't seen the movie in years, the latest copy comes as close to the original as we will ever get!

Sep 11, 2014

Seen both the original and most recently the "Director's Cut". I was too young to attend but got some sense of the excitement and importance of the event at the time through the media.

I found the camera work disappointing with too many close up shots and the tendency to focus on certain musicians-usually the vocalists. Pete Townshend and Keith Moon were just as important, if not moreso than Roger Daltrey in The Who! I also would have liked to seen all the bands who played (even if it was a single song) and just more music versus the people/activities shots. Decisions had to be made editing and what's done is done. Possibly a reason to release a long version music only (if the original film exists)?


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