Genres:Music Video & Concerts Sub-Genres:Concerts, Pop, Rock & Roll Studio:Sony Format:DVD - Color - Explicit Lyrics DVD Release Date: 03/07/2000 Original Release Date: 01/01/1999 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999 Release Year: 2000 Run Time: 2hr 29min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 4 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
"The name says it all, "Woodstock 99"!! We all heard about it, it was on every news channel, newspaper, MTV, etc. But most of us could not go, and many of us did not want to pay $29.95 per day for Pay-Per-View. See it now for an affordable price. The fact that you are reading this means you want it, so buy it. The tape is very professionally done (SONY MUSIC), most of the footage seems to be from Pay-Per-View (camera shots could not be any better, and the sound was flawless), and it was a very good editing job to put the highlights of three days in a 2-1/2 hour tape. It is non-stop action. Great fun. Never boring. Invite your friends for a Woodstock party, order pizza & beer, and turn up the volume. PARTY! PARTY! I liked Sheryl Crow, KORN, Kid Rock, Dave Matthews Band, Alanis Morissette, Metallica, Megadeath, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and all of the topless girls. There were thousands of topless girls at the concert, and the tape captured quite a few (...too many to count). The tape has a NR rating, but deserves either a PG-14 or R rating. While there is lots of nudity, it would not be offensive to most women (I think?), it is just good fun; most of the nudity goes by quickly (guys be ready with your remote control). The ladies might like the guitarist for Red Hot Chili Peppers who performed in the nude. Something for everybody. Good music, good fun, and lots of topless girls! Everything that you expected and wanted from Woodstock for a cheap price, and in a tape that you will watch or listen to again and again. A multi-volume set of tapes of Woodstock would have been nice, but this tape does a good job of capturing the highlights and gives a good taste and feel for the event. You won't be disappointed."
Many great performances; superb audio and video
E. Uthman | Houston, TX USA | 06/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I dock this DVD one star only because I wanted it to be longer. Boasting some of the best-mixed live music I have ever heard with a brilliant video transfer, the WOODSTOCK '99 DVD is a must-have for any modern music aficionado. Crank this up on a powerful Dolby Digital sound system, and you'll find little reason to hassle with attending a live concert again (especially if you are "of a certain age").The quality of the musical acts is much more even than those found in the original '69 Woodstock documentary (which, let's face it, had some pretty low lowpoints). I would give special marks to G. Love and Special Sauce, Jamiroquai, Lit, Sheryl Crow, Korn, Bush, Metallica, and Megadeth; these really sound great. The big band sound mix for James Brown and for the Brian Setzer Orchestra is perfect. Disappointments are few and far between: DMX and Kid Rock offer little, and the bloated Elvis Costello, with his unsteady, de-edged voice and all-thumbs guitar technique, isn't even a shadow of his former great self.This kind of material is what the voluminous DVD format is meant for. It's too bad the producers didn't see fit to fill up both layers of both sides of the disk. Also, this would have been great for multi-angle viewing, another missed opportunity.The "cultural" material between the acts consists mostly of topless women. I'll register no complaints about that, but I wish there had been more interviews similar to those which made the original '69 documentary so great. The DVD includes "supplemental material," but is is of little consequence. This is a disc you buy for the music."
2% Of The Real Woodstock 99
dackley | Central Pennsylvania | 03/10/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I paid, I went, I saw, I experienced. Unfortunately this production of the event doesn't come close to the experience of 3 days of 250 thousand people united in one purpose. Most everyone saw on the news the declination of the event after the walls had come down and the locals started bringing in alcohol. From Thursday afternoon through Sunday afternoon Woodstock 99 was about the Love, Peace, Music and high water prices. I don't remember anyone not having a good time and respecting each other.The video does a fair job with the music part. I was hoping for a more extensive version of coverage of the event when the DVD was released. I mean a Double Sided, Dual Layered, Double DVD set could have had much more exposure of the whole event. I guess the producers felt it was adequate to just master the same VHS tape that was release last year into a DVD format and market it. I saw the entire Pay Per View event afterwards and the coverage was fantastic. This would have been the ideal release.In all I give this new format release a 2 out of 10. It's the same old stuff released last year in a new package."
Spank Master 5000 | 11/23/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I didn't go to Woodstock '99, so I really can't say whether or not this program gives the full effect of what went on. I can say that this DVD is a middle-of-the-road concert experience.The performances themselves vary greatly in music style, and there seems to be little bit for everyone. The footage isn't of great quality, as this DVD has artifacting all over the place all the time (even on the menu screens). It's not really distracting that much, as the music is the main priority here. And that said, the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix leaves much to be desired. All they've done is put the performance in the front 3 speakers and shoved the crowd to the back - it could have been mixed MUCH better than that. Also of note is that the loading time on this disc is the slowest I have ever seen - expect at least a 5 second delay between menus and a 10 second delay on start-up.If you're looking for a variety of musical styles and performances of the late 90's, this is a good choice if you can look past it's technical shortcomings. If you're only a fan of one or two of the artists, it's really not worth it. Everything on this disc screams mediocrity."
Great for the bands, but lacked for those who had attended..
dackley | 11/16/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Please oh please give us a woodstock video that reflects more woodstock life footage. You know, not just the music, but what the woodstockers were doing before, during and after the music. Don't get me wrong the bands were great, but in my eyes that was only 50% of the experience! Woodstock '99 I miss you :("