April Criterions

Monterey Pop (single-disc edition) - On  a June weekend in 1967, at the height of the 'Summer of Love,' the Monterey  International Pop Festival ushered in a new era of rock and roll and launched  the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, as well as  showcasing veteran performers such as Simon & Garfunkel, The Mamas &  the Papas, The Who, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar. Filmmaker D.A.  Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing those moments that have become  legend. Now available for the first time as a single-disc release.   

Cat: CC1623D   
Title: Monterey Pop
UPC: 7-15515-01732-9   
SRP: $29.95   
Prebook date: 3/7/06
Street date: 4/11/06  

Jimi Plays Monterey/Shake! Otis at Monterey -  Jimi  Hendrix and Otis Redding arrived in California virtually unknown. Hendrix  exploded at Monterey, flooring an unsuspecting audience with his maniacal  six-string pyrotechnics. Redding, venerable star of Memphis' Stax record  label, seduced the 'love crowd' in one of his best performances, which would  be his last. Featuring the entire Monterey sets of these legendary musicians,  and now available for the first time as a single-disc release.   

Cat: CC1624D   
Title: Jimi Plays Monterey/Shake! Otis at Monterey
UPC: 7-15515-01742-8   
SRP: $29.95   
Prebook date: 3/7/06
Street date: 4/11/06  

The 400 Blows - François  Truffaut's first and most personal feature film, told from the perspective of  the director's lifelong cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel. Sensitively  recreating the trials of Truffaut's own childhood, The 400  Blows unsentimentally portrays aloof parents,  oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a  lifetime. Available after a long absence as a single-disc release.   

Cat: CC1625D   
Title: The 400 Blows
UPC: 7-15515-01752-7   
SRP: $29.95   
Prebook date: 3/7/06
Street date: 4/11/06

Elevator to the Gallows - In  this, his debut feature film, director Louis Malle captures the hidden beauty  of Jeanne Moreau, the brilliant camerawork of Henri Decaë, and the musical  force of Miles Davis in a tightly constructed film noir experience that  launched his and Moreau's careers.   

Cat: CC1627D   
Title: Elevator to the Gallows
UPC: 7-15515-01772-5   
SRP: $39.95   
Prebook date: 3/21/06
Street date: 4/25/06

Harlan County, U.S.A. - In  1973, when the Brookside coal miners voted to join the United Mine Workers  union, The Duke Power Company refused to sign the union's contact. The  struggle that broke out between the company and the workers was brilliantly  documented by Barbara Kopple in this Academy Award­winning documentary. With  a haunting country and bluegrass soundtrack, Harlan County,  U.S.A. is a powerful, sometimes heartbreaking record  of the thirteen-month struggle between a community fighting to survive and a  corporation dedicated to the bottom line.   

Cat: HAR120   
Title: Harlan County, U.S.A.
UPC: 0-37429-20832-8   
SRP: $39.95   
Prebook date: 3/21/06
Street date: 4/25/06

Grey Gardens (two-disc edition) - Meet  Big and Little Edie Beale‹high society dropouts, mother and daughter,  reclusive cousins of Jackie O.‹thriving together amid the decay and disorder  of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion. This intimate portrait has since  become a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and  philosopher queen. Now available as a two-disc edition with newly available  supplements.   

Cat: CC1629D   
Title: Grey Gardens
UPC: 7-15515-01792-3   
SRP: $39.95   
Prebook date: 3/21/06
Street date: 4/25/06

 




 

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