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|Jimi Hendrix Live at Monterey|
Actor: Jimi Hendrix
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This special edition DVD features all of the existing film footage from Jimi's incendiary June 18,1967 concert newly transferred to high-definition specs from the original 16mm camera reversal original. Re-edited and prese... more »
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The most powerful 40 minutes of Hendrix plus super extras!
Steven I. Ramm | Phila, PA USA | 11/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jimi Hendrix's closing set at the Monterey Pop Festival (following the Who's destruction of their own instruments) was only 40 minutes long - but what an impressive 40 minutes! Will anyone who has seen the footage of him burning his guitar on stage (shown on the cover of this DVD) every forget that image?
This reasonably priced DVD from Experience Hendrix (managed by Jimi's sister Janie) contains those 40 minutes and so much more. Guitar aficionados will appreciate the option to see different camera angles (my DVD player shows the angle image throughout so it wasn't important to me). Archivist types will enjoy the inclusion of the earliest existing footage of the Hendrix band playing in a small club in 1967. The new documentary "American Landing" has some fascinating interviews with those involved and is useful in explaining Hendrix's popularity to the next generation of fans.
Another bonus which I found as a "hidden gem" is "Music Love and Flowers" a nice mini documentary on the Monterey Pop Festival itself. Sure the complete festival is out there on video on D.A. Pennebaker's film, but this short extra gives the background and contains new interviews with Lou Adler and John Phillips who basically organized it. This makes this package of interest even to fringe Hendrix fans.
If Jimi was alive now he'd be eligible for Medicare this week! Can he have been gone so long and died so young (27!)?
If this isn't in every Hendrix collector's DVD collection, I don't know why not.
Least Essential Hendrix DVD Re-Issue
Michael Dennis | Philadelphia, PA USA | 11/17/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you already have this on DVD from Criterion then there's no need to rush out and get this. In the past, Experience Hendrix has done a great job of supplementing their DVDs with great behind-the-scenes docs or additional material. The Band of Gypsies and Woodstock being prime examples, where the docs run almost twice as long as the performances. While the extras on this are good (read other reviews for details), they simply don't justify the extra expense, in my opinion. Yes this is one of the most legendary rock performances ever caught on film, and it's nice to have the extra angles but in comparison to the other Experience Hendrix releases, I felt sorta ripped off after the half hour or so it took to watch this DVD."
Hendrix Greatest Performance Ever!
Wyatt C. | Jacksonville, FL | 03/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jimi's historical Monterey, CA show is fanastic! If you are a Hendrix fan this is a must have. Before this show a very small precentage of the US even knew about him, but after Monterey he became a household name. One of the best live recordings ever. Jimi's attitude is very carefree and his personality really shines through. As a guitar player he had no equal in 1967 and this DVD proves the point well."
Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop Festival
Matang | Connecticut, USA | 01/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you have never seen Jimi play, it will blow you away. I first saw the movie in the theatre when I was 13 in 1977. I was spellbound. From that moment on, Jimi has been my favorite guitar player of all time. To understand Hendrix, you need to see live footage to appreciate his amazing technique and vibe. Incredible. If you have kids aspiring to be guitarists, I recommend this, although you may want to preview it first."