Taking Woodstock (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Ang Lee Starring: Demetri Martin Emile Hirsch

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Studio Universal
SKU 212584915
UPC 025192037160
UPC 14 00025192037160
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 12/15/2009
Rating Rating
Rock Bands
Theatrical Release
True Story
Editors Note
Note Ang Lee (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) directs this film about the beginnings of the epic and legendary 1969 Woodstock Festival, which took place in Bethel, New York.
Hollywood Reporter "Lee delivers an entertaining light comedy about a real-life person who somewhat inadvertently helped the whole iconic concert to take place." 05/16/2009
Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] gentle, anecdotal comedy that has oodles of nostalgic charm, as the locals of the Catskills find themselves swept up in an event whose transformative power changed a generation." 05/18/2009
Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "This is a comedy with some sweet interludes....TAKING WOODSTOCK has the freshness of something being created, not remembered." 08/26/2009
Los Angeles Times "[A] meticulously rendered and achingly authentic portrait of a time and a place....The filmmaker has an acutely sensitive eye for family and tradition..." 08/26/2009
Movieline "It's as adventurous a film as Lee has ever made, utilizing split-screens, zoom lenses, kinetic slides in the mud, astonishingly long DeMillian takes featuring hundreds of stalled cars and a cast of thousands..." 08/27/2009
Entertainment Weekly "Lee captures the fractious, joyful, monstrously evolving mass it all was." -- Grade: B- 09/04/2009
Washington Post ?Lee makes a series of fascinating choices in TAKING WOODSTOCK, starting with the decision not to film Woodstock, the concert....He?s managed to make a moving that, for all its sweetness, is surprisingly subversive.? 08/28/2009
Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "Lee shows the experience from the outskirts...we see Woodstock as most attendees saw it: down among the mud and chaos...' 11/02/2009
Ang Lee
Demetri Martin
Emile Hirsch
Cast & Crew
Demetri Martin - Star
Emile Hirsch - Star
Liev Schreiber - Star
Imelda Staunton - Star
Eugene Levy - Star
Dan Fogler - Star
Jeffrey Dean Morgan - Star
Eric Gautier - Director of Photography
Elliot Tiber - Source Writer
Tom Monte - Source Writer
Michael Hausman - Executive Producer
James Schamus - Screenwriter
James Schamus - Producer
Ang Lee - Producer
Celia D. Costas - Producer
Danny Elfman - Composer
Ang Lee - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2009
UPC 00025192037160
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 121 minutes
Color Color
English, Spanish, French
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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