The Complete Monterey Pop Festival (1968)
A Film by D.A. Pennebaker
3xDVD9 | ISO | NTSC 4:3 | Covers + Booklet | > 270 mins | 6,75 Gb + 5,50 Gb + 7,51 Gb
Audio: English DTS 5.1 @ 755 Kbps; English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary, History, Music | The Criterion Collection ##167-168-169
The first and perhaps the best of the Rock Music performance documentaries, Monterey Pop is another one of those miraculous D.A. Pennebaker movies where he magically happens to be in the right place just as history is made. The Monterey International Pop Festival was three nights that marked a real change in pop, away from solo performers and folk oriented music, to album based rock groups. The film is put together in Pennebaker's original cinema verité style - no narration, no tricks, just what his cameras are able to capture. It's perhaps the first and last time that rock groups were recorded on film for what they were, instead of being hyped by image-building manipulators.