The Grateful Dead Movie [Blu-ray]
|Price:||CDN$ 49.04 & FREE Shipping. Details|
Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfilment centres, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA products qualify for FREE Super Saver Shipping
If you're a seller, Fulfilment by Amazon can help you increase your sales. We invite you to learn more about Fulfilment by Amazon .
The Grateful Dead Movie [Blu-ray]
The only Grateful Dead video to have received a theatrical release (in the mid-'70s), this film is a real time capsule. See Keith and Donna Godcheaux as integral parts of the band! See the Wall of Sound! See the trippy animation! See Jerry with all-black hair! The photography and sound are crude and not on par with those in some of the more recent Dead videos, notably Ticket to New Year's or Downhill from Here, but its earnestness, and its focus on an era in the Band's history with little other video documentation, more than make up for the lack of polish. There's some above-average music, too, especially "Eyes of the World" and the ever-irresistible "U.S. Blues." --Anne Hurley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
The Grateful Dead archive team did a phenomenal job fixing this film. The audio improvements made for the DVD release and then up graded here in HD audio are mind blowing (great documentary in this package looking at how they did it). You get am HD transfer of both the original 4 track mix (Done by Garcia) plus the 5.1 mix made for the films DVD release. The HD print of the film is near perfect for a film originally shot on 16mm. This is a must for any Dead fan. It is also a must for any lover of Rock music especially if you like music from the late 60's early 70's.
The only reason this is not getting 5 out of 5 for me is because the bonus disc is only on DVD. Most cases I would not care about that but this set has an additional 90 minutes plus of concert footage on the bonus disc. It would have been really nice to see an HD transfer of that film. It would even be better to have an HD Audio transfer for that as well!
There does not seem to be an overwhelming amount of film of the dead before the late 1980's so it's great to see this out. In one of the documentary they say there is enough film to make another release. Man I hope that comes true!
Oh, the impatience of youth. Somehow I never quite got around to seeing them again. I still enjoyed their music, but as the concerts became bigger and bigger and more and more crowded, I lost all interest in attending one. I am mildly agoraphobic and besides, who wants to wait in line all day to get a bracelet which will ultimately allow you to purchase a ticket--if you're lucky.
Well, this is as close as I'm gonna get to the 70's style concert experience. And it's pretty darn good. It's nice to see Jerry still alive and without even a touch of grey. Eerie to hear Bill Graham talk about having a plane to catch. The Deadheads we observe are still kind of innocent and goofy--and kind of likeable in their own spacy way. Not a scene I'd want to be reliving in 2002 certainly, but it does evoke a kind of nostalgia for what was really a more innocent age.
And the music is grand. The Dead's languid sound was earthy and experimental at the same time. They always maintained that they were a jug band at heart, and there's truth in that assertion-- if you mean a jug band from outer space. Anyway, this video has a lot of wonderful moments, as well as a few where those of us of a certain age will be scratching our heads and saying, "Well, we were pretty SILLY back then, I guess!" Worth repeated viewings, in any event, even if you'll never ever wear tie-dye again.
This film is an excellent view of the band at the end of one of their many peaks over the years. It features much fine music, as well as many insightful views of the scene that had come to surround them. Jerry Garcia himself edited over 150 hours of film to come up with this 2hr, 20 minute bit of history.
This is a high-quality endeavor from start to finish. Whether you've been 'on the bus' since the beginning, or never got the chance to go to see the band in person, this film is a must see for fans of all ages.
Most recent customer reviews
I remember when I couldn't wait for this movie to come to the big screen every few years. It is awesome. It is The Grateful Dead at their best. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004 by Leslie Berg
The Grateful Dead Movie is a total gas from start to finish. It documents a pretty amazing scene, when 90 percent of the audience was tripping and enjoying an intense journey... Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2003
I am amazed at how many younger fans I know who have not seen this classic.
There is NOTHING LIKE the Grateful Dead Movie. Read more
This is one of the most important video documentaries w live footage from the Oct Winterland '74 shows. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2002
Rather than simply focus on the musicians playing on stage (though a lot of this is done), the film meanders through pre-concert setup with Bill Graham and the roadies interacting,... Read morePublished on July 31 2002 by Francis P. Ferguson
...especially if you actually get to see and hear the band (not just the concert attendees). Allow me to elaborate:
Ok, I know that this review will probably get a lot of... Read more
This is one of the best Concert Film's ever made. The shows were actually filmed October 16-20, 1974, right before they took a year off to make Blues For Allah & work on solo... Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2001 by Amppcguru
This movie captures all the energy and excitement of a real Grateful Dead concert. Having seen several concerts in person, I have to say that this is the best way to recapture your... Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2000 by Richard Sullivan
I had more fun watching this video. Jerry is in top form, I adore Donna, Bobby looks like he's 16, but wasn't he? It was just a blast from the past! Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2000 by Vickie Murphy