Monterey Pop

Monterey Pop

The Animals
Director: D.A. Pennebaker Cast: The Animals
The Animals
, Country Joe & the Fish
Country Joe & the Fish
, Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey
D.A. Pennebaker

Blu-ray (Color)

View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Thursday, June 17


The first concert film of the rock & roll era, Monterey Pop is an invaluable record of some of the major musical figures of the late 1960s. The organizers of the Monterey International Pop Festival, held June 16-18, 1967, wisely chose to record the proceedings on film for commercial distribution. Even if some of the festival's big acts -- the Byrds, the Grateful Dead, and Buffalo Springfield -- didn't make the final cut for various reasons, the roster of performers who did reads like a who's who of the era: Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, the Who, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & the Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin), Simon & Garfunkel, and the Mamas & the Papas (that group's leader, John Phillips, was one of the festival's principal organizers). The festival's "international" tag is well-earned by one performer in the film: Ravi Shankar, whose final-day performance was one of the festival's highlights and closes the movie on an exuberant note. Though the festival seemed to be anticipating nearby San Francisco's Summer of Love, the film chooses to concentrate on the musical performers, with only brief intimations of the burgeoning counterculture.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/12/2017
UPC: 0715515206617
Original Release: 1968
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:19:00
Sales rank: 14,578

Special Features

New 16-bit 4k restoration supervised by Director D.A. Pennebaker, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack; Alternate soundtrack featuring a 5.1 surround mix by recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio; Two hours of performances not included in Monterey Pop, from the Association, Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Blues Project, Buffalo Springfield, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the Byrds, Country Joe and the Fish, the Electric Flag, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, the Mamas and the Papas, the Steve Miller Blues Band, Moby Grape, Laura Nyro, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiny Tim, and the Who; Audio Commentary from 2002 featuring Pennebaker and festival producer Lou Adler; New and archival interviews with Adler and Pennebaker; Chiefs (1968), a short film by Richard Leacock, which played alongside Monterey Pop in theaters; Audio Interviews with festival producer John Phillips, festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby; Photo essay by Elaine Mayes; Festival program; Trailers and radio spots; Plus: A booklet featuring essays by critics Michael Chaiken and Armond White

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Animals Actor
Country Joe & the Fish Actor
Roger Daltrey Actor
John Entwistle Actor
Art Garfunkel Actor
Jimi Hendrix Actor
Jefferson Airplane Actor
Janis Joplin Actor
Keith Moon Actor
Otis Redding Actor
Ravi Shankar Actor
Paul Simon Actor
Pete Townshend Actor
Who Actor
Mamas & the Papas Actor
Canned Heat Actor
Peter Albin Actor
Big Brother & the Holding Company Actor

Technical Credits
D.A. Pennebaker Director,Cinematographer
Lou Adler Producer
James Desmond Camera Operator
Barry Feinstein Camera Operator
Richard Leacock Camera Operator
Albert Maysles Camera Operator
John Phillips Producer
Nicholas Proferes Camera Operator
Nina Schulman Editor

Customer Reviews