By Fred Topel | Image property of respective holders
While this two disc set is packed with extras both on disc and included in the elaborate package, don’t get your hopes too high for the movie. Woodstock looks faithful to its source. It’s totally clean but the materials make it so that it wouldn’t quite expand on the detail or clarity.
On DVD: Woodstock
The film was presumably shot on the fly with what would have been the only portable cameras at the time, small film stock. As such you still see the grain, and the color’s look like ‘60s film, not natural colors. You see the effect of color saturation in some of the stage lighting and nighttime performances.
It’s a great looking version of Woodstock. Surely at an old drive-in or road show the print would have gotten mighty dinged up. Now you get to see the best possible version of the film from that concert they never expected to be so big.