June 9, 2009
Warner Home Video
- Runtime: 225 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
Special, digitally-remastered widescreen edition of the Academy Award-winning documentary, with forty minutes of footage not included in the original film. Released in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the legendary music festival, this nearly four hour tape features a who's who of sixties rock and folk icons in blazing performances.
WOODSTOCK was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996.
Shot in Woodstock, upstate New York August 1969, in Technicolor. The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was produced by Michael Lang (Executive Producer), John Roberts, Joel Rosenman and Arthur Kornfeld. Produced by Wadleigh-Maurice, Ltd.
It is estimated that the cost of the festival was about $3.3 million, with $1.7 million collected from ticket sales (the promoters declared the event free after it became apparent that they were not equipped to deal with the mass of people who showed up). Although the original partners lost about $250,000 of their own money and owed the rest to a bank, they managed to recoup their losses a decade later through the royalties from this film and the soundtrack.
Tickets to the original event were priced at $18. The 25th anniversary celebration of Woodstock, Woodstock '94, held August 12 - 14, 1994, was budgeted to cost $30 million, with tickets going for $135.