Actors: Jimi Hendrix, Chris Hegedus, Noel Redding, John Mitchell
Director: D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus
Language: ENGLISH: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, ENGLISH: LPCM 2.0
Region: Region A
of Discs: 3
Release Date: 1968-1986
Time: 146 Min.
DISC ONE - MONTEREY POP
- NEW 16-bit 4K RESTORATION of Monterey Pop, supervised by director D. A. Pennebaker, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Chaiken
- Interviews - in addition to the vintage interviews
from the previous release, there are two exclusive new interviews with
Lou Adler and D.A. Pennebaker that were conducted in 2017.
1. NEW Interview - Lou Adler, producer of the Monterey International Pop
Festival, discusses the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Festival and
the special celebration event that was held on June 16, 17, and 18 2017.
In English, not subtitled. (12 min, 1080p).
2. NEW Interviews - director D.A. Pennebaker discusses the conception and his personal experience of makingMonterey Pop
fifty years earlier. The interviews were recorded in Bologna (Italy),
Monterey, and New York City in 2017. In English, not subtitled. (15 min,
3. Adler and Pennebaker - this video interview with festival producer
Lou Adler and filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker was conducted in the summer of
2001 in Los Angeles. (30 min, 1080i).
a) Lou Adler's beginnings
b) On to Monterey
c) D.A. Pennebaker
d) California and John Phillips
e) Festival headquarters
f) Sound and sight
g) The film takes shape
4. Audio Interviews -
a) John Phillips
b) Cass Elliot
c) David Crosby
d) Derek Taylor
- Promotional Materials -
1. Theatrical Trailer (3 min, 1080p).
2. Rerelease Trailer (3 min, 1080p).
3. Radio Spots
- Festival Ephemera -
1. Elaine Mayes Photographs
2. Festival Program
- MIPFF - information about the mission of the Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation. In text-format.
- Chiefs - when Monterey Pop was introduced in theaters in 1968, it was accompanied by Chiefs, a short film directed by Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker's partner in Leacock-Pennebaker Productions. Chiefs is presented here in its entirety. In English, not subtitled. (20 min, 1080p).
DISC TWO - THE OUTTAKE PERFORMANCES
- Commentary - this audio commentary features
Monterey Pop Festival producer Lou Adler and filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker.
It was recorded for the Criterion in 2002, and also appeared on the
first Blu-ray release of Monterey Pop.
1. Creating the titles
2. Scott McKenzie/Chip Monck
3. Taking care of artists
4. Two factions
5. Structuring a concert film
6. "A complete show every night"
7. Paul Simon's other role
8. Getting the shot
9. Jefferson Airplane's involvement
10. Through a filmmaker's eyes
11. Joplin's encore
12. The blues as theater
13. "No one knew what to expect"
14. "Get into yourself"
15. Deciding to use two songs
16. Otis' aura
17. "Not prepared for Hendrix"
18. Pop music ends
19. Filming Ravi
- Outtakes - more than two hours of performances not included in Monterey Pop,
from the Association, Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Blues
Project, the Byrds, Country Joe and the Fish, the Electric Flag,
Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, the Mamas and the Papas, Laura Nyro, the
Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and
Garfunkel, Tiny Tim, and the Who. In English, not subtitled. (130 min,
a) Friday, June 16 - performances by The Association ("Along Comes
Mary") and Simon & Garfunkel ("Homeward Bound" and The Sounds of
b) Saturday, June 17 - performances by Country Joe & The Fish
("Not-so-sweet Martha Lorraine"), Al Kooper ("I Heard Her Say Wake Me,
Shake Me"), The Paul Butterfield Blues Band ("Driftin' Blues" - video
cut and full performance), Quicksilver Messenger Service ("All I ever
Wanted To Do Was Love You"), The Electric Flag ("Drinkin' Wine"), The
Byrds ("Chimes of Freedom", He Was a Friend of Mine", "Hey Joe"), Laura
Nyro ("Wedding Bell Blues", Poverty Train"), and Jefferson Airplane
("Somebody to Love").
c) Sunday, June 18 - performances by The Blues Project ("The Flute
Thing"), Big Brother and the Holding Company ("Combination of the Two",
original and 5.1 mix), Buffalo Springfield ("For what it's worth"), The
Who ("Substitute", "Summertime Blues", "A Quick One While He's Away",
original and 5.1 mix) and The Mamas and the Papas.
d) The Hunt Club - Using only the illumination of a cigarette lighter,
D. A. Pennebaker captured Tiny Tim performing a number of traditional
songs at Monterey's Hunt Club, the official greenroom for the festival
("King for a Day", "Laugh, Clown, Laugh", "May God Be With Our Boys
Tonight" and "My What a Funny Little World This Is").
e) Artist Index -
JIMI PLAYS MONTEREY
- Booklet - 72-page illustrated booklet featuring:
- "Pop: Ancient and Modern" by Michael Chaiken
- "Monterey Pop: People in Motion" by Armond White
- "Jimi Plays Monterey and Shake! Otis at Monterey: Bold, Beautiful, and Black" by David Frickle
- "The Meeting of the Twain": Monterey and the Great California Divide" by Barney Hoskyns
- "Monterey Pop: The First Rock Festival" by Michael Lyndon
- Artists information
- Technical credits
- Trailer - original trailer for Jimi Plays Monterey. In English, not subtitled. (4 min, 1080i).
- Interview with Pete Townshend - in this archival
interview, Pete Townshend discusses his memory of the Monterey
International Pop Festival and his struggle to communicate with Jimi
Hendrix at the time. The interview was conducted in London in 1987 and
produced for VH1 by Tom Kaniewski. In English, not subtitled. (5 min,
SHAKE! OTIS AT MONTEREY
- Commentary - an audio commentary, with additional
audio excerpts, featuring music critic and historian Charles Shaar
Murray, recorded in London in the Spring of 2002. The audio excerpts
provide further details on the music career of Jimi Hendrix. The
commentary was also included on the first The Complete Monterey Pop Festival release.
1. Denny Dent
3. The Saville Theatre
4. A distinct atmosphere
5. An audience in shock
6. Jimi's sonic universe
7. An act of audacity
8. R&B tradition
9. Liberating pop music
10. The calm before the storm
11. Pure sound, pure theater
12. Breakout performances
1. The path to Monterey
2. Success in London
3. A crossover artist
4. Hendrix's legacy
5. Style and equipment
6. Hendrix and social politics
7. Pete Townsend and the Who
8. Robert Christgau
- Interview - presented here is an archival
interview with Phil Walden, Otis Redding's manager from 1959 until
Otis's death in 1967. The interview was recorded in Atlanta in the
spring of 2002.In English, not subtitled. (19 min, 1080i).
1. An interest in R&B
2. Johnny Jenkins to Otis Redding
5. Europe to Monterey
6. After Monterey
- Two Commentaries - presented here are two audio
commentaries featuring music historian Peter Guralnick recorded in
Boston in the winter of 2002. The first commentary is a song-by-song
reading of the film. The second is a look at Otis's career, pre- and
post-Monterey. These commentaries were also included on the previous The Complete Monterey Pop Festival release.
On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of
Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared
forward, capturing a decade's spirit and ushering in a new era of rock
and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix,
Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few performers in a
wildly diverse lineup that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and
the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi
Shankar. With his characteristic vérité style—and a camera crew that
included the likes of Albert Maysles and Richard Leacock—D. A.
Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become
legend: Pete Townshend smashing his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his,
Mama Cass being blown away by Janis Joplin's performance. The Criterion
Collection is proud to present the most comprehensive document of the
Monterey International Pop Festival ever produced, featuring the films
Monterey Pop, Jimi Plays Monterey, and Shake! Otis at Monterey, along
with every available complete performance filmed by Pennebaker and his