Overall Rank: 1392
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 67
Theatrical Release Date: 03/26/1970
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/09/2009
Genre: Documentary, Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Michael Wadleigh
Actors: Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, Arlo Guthrie, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, The Who
Plot: Filmmakers document the1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY featuring musical performances and a candid look at some of the 500,000 concertgoers, the organizers and townspeople who were all a part of the historic event. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/11/2019
When you watch this 1970 rockumentary, you aren't just watching any ordinary concert film. You're experiencing a piece of American history first hand.
Snoogans - wrote on 11/30/2011
The biggest concert movie ever. Fans of this era of music have to see this.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 11/03/2011
One of the best rock documentaries ever made. This film captures every nuance of the famous event - from naked hippies to protesters to drugs to the fantastic musical performances. It's an awesome opportunity to see some of the greatest voices of 60's music on stage together, unedited. Highly recommended for any music lover.
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/12/2009
Having just watched the new extended cut in Blu-Ray, I must say that besides actually attending Woodstock, it felt like I could have been there. The performances are stunning (Hendrix, Joplin, The Who, Santana, Country Joe - the list goes on) and the intimate look at various people - from a port-o-san cleaner to uninhibited skinny dippers, is both amusing and, yes, even thought-provoking.
There will never be another event like Woodstock. It has tried to be emulated and failed (for a comparison, watch Woodstock then watch Gimme Shelter) - this was truly a once-in-a-lifetime happening. Even though there was a lot of chaos, drugs, rain, mud, lack of food and medical staff - the 500,000 plus crowd never got out of hand. And luckily there was a film crew there to document it all - 120 …
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