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Jimi Plays Monterey/Shake! Otis at Monterey - Criterion Collection
Jimi Plays Monterey/Shake Otis at Monterey - Criterion Collection
Actors: Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, John Phillips, George Harrison
Directors: D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
NR     2006     1hr 8min

Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding arrived at California?s Monterey International Pop Festival virtually unknown. Returning stateside from London, where he had moved to launch his musical career, Hendrix exploded onstage, floor...  more »


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Actors: Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, John Phillips, George Harrison
Directors: D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus
Creators: Albert Maysles, Barry Feinstein, D.A. Pennebaker, Nicholas T. Proferes, Alan Douglas, Frazer Pennebaker
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Pop, Rock & Roll, Ringo Starr, Hendrix, Jimi, Classic Rock, DTS
Studio: Criterion
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 06/13/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1986
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1986
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 8min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
Edition: Criterion Collection
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Great cleaned-up version!!!
Lenny Flack | Pittsburgh, PA USA | 12/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had this on video tape and watched it hundreds of times. I recently transferred it to DVD and watched it another dozen times. I waited to buy this because I couldn't find any reviews about the picture and sound quality. I finally bought it and am glad I did. They did a fantastic job on the transfer. The picture is 1000% better than my old video tape or the DVD I made from it. They say they removed thousands of dust marks from the picture. The black background is actually black. The colors are nice and bright.

The sound is great. I don't have a 5.1 system yet, but I will soon. This will probably be the first DVD I try in it. It sounds so good on stereo, that I can't even imaging it sounding better.

Very impressive upgrade from previous versions.

The concert speaks for itself. It is a classic. This is my favorite Hendrix concert video by far. The songs are great and the performance is mind-blowing."
The career perfornances of 2 legandary artists
Michael Wheeler | Las Vegas, Nevada United States | 06/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been a Jimi Hendrix fan since the mid 60's and have bought everything I could get my hands on by Jimi Hendrix.
I have had the VHS tape and the vinyl copy of Monterey.
The vinyl recording was very good as was the VHS tape. Finally its out on DVD.
There is nothing new here that has not been released before. Jimi Hendrix collectors like myself have to have it on DVD as well though. This of course is the performance that started it all. This concert is legandary to say the least. Jimi pulls out all of the stops. You will never find a better performance by Jimi Hendrix anywhere else.
What does set this apart is the Otis Redding performance. Otis does Shake along with I've been Loving you too long, Satisfaction and Try a little Tenderness.
There is also an interview by Pete Townshend as he recollects the festival and the legandary coin toss to see who performs first and who has to go on last. John Phillips gave his account and Townshend's acount is a little different. Townshend says the late Brian Jones actually tossed the coin. I guess we will never really know for sure who did.
This is a worthy addition to any collection........enjoy"
The ultimate rock performance - Jimi plays Monterey
Dr. G. B. Dennill | Azania | 07/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When Jimi Hendrix burst onto the rock scene in the UK he had the likes of Eric Clapton in utter dismay while he received adulation from Pete Townsend, The Rolling Stones & The Beatles, to mention but a few. The Who refused to play after him at Monterey, because he was, at any venue, an impossible act to follow. If you want to know why, you must buy 'Jimi plays Monterey' (you get Otis Redding's performance there as a bonus, as well as a brilliant, informative commentary that guides you through the movie). Since the late 60's Jimi has been my number one rock artist, and this is his number one performance. The disc has been remastered in every respect; both sound and visuals are utterly superb."
Originally an LP back in the Day
John P. Roth | Indy | 10/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I wore out the record of this match up in the early seventies.
This year was the 40th anniversary of this version of Monterey Pop
Festival, and these two artists definately left a permanent impression
on the music scene of that day. Otis Redding was one of the most vibrant
and powerful singers ever; and this recording; along with back-up bandmates Booker T & the MG's (feat. Donald "Duck" Dunn and Steve Cropper
of Blues Bros. fame) was one of the best live sets ever filmed.

Jimi's performance was nothing short of spectacular as He wowed
the crowd with guitar work few had ever seen until this day-

I heartily recommend this concert dvd.