So, where are YOU going to be on April 20 when it hits the big screen?
Thanks for the tip, cosmicbadger! I just ordered the boxset from amazon.ca - as you say, it's a great price. Shame I'll have to wait a few weeks for it to arrive, but that's no problem. I was thinking of trying to hack my dvd player as you suggest, so I'll do that.
It is not written anywhere on the packaging or discs (that I can find) what region it is, but I imagine it is region 1.
By the way Shout Factory will not ship to Europe,but this set is available at a great price from Canada through amazon.ca for just Canadian$ 65.99 way cheaper than shout or amazon usa and a low shipping cost too.
you can usually unock the regions on a DVD player. Just google hack and your player model.
Does anyone know if this box set is region-free, or if it is available in Region 2 format for us Euro-Deadheads?
Well, I guess that essay and the booklet were also in the 2004 DVD release of the GD Movie and bonus disc, yes? (and not exclusive to the new Blu-ray package); new to me, though.
The February GD Bulletin emailing advertised Shout Factory's release of the 14-DVD All the Years Combine movies-&-video compilation, so I followed that link, and decided to order that bundled with the GD Movie Blu-ray (which comes with bonus DVD that I thought wasn't in the All the Years set, though it is). Anyway, the Blu-ray package's booklet (exclusive to that, not with the 14-DVDs set) has an excellently structured concise essay by Dennis McNally on the Movie's creation; best short-form writing accompanying a Gr Dead release that I've read in ages.
The page for the Blu-Ray of this REALLY needs to state that it is a Region-locked Blu-Ray. I bought it on the assumption that it's region-free, like other Dead releases, and I can't watch it because it's a US region Blu-Ray.
It's pretty rough that this wasn't advertised (although I'm happy to be corrected if it was advertised as such).
Check this out >
On November 1, the Grateful Dead Movie will see its first Blue-ray release through Shout! Factory. Originally released in 1977, the Grateful Dead Movie captures the Dead’s five performances at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom in October of 1974. These shows were the last to feature the famed Wall of Sound and sent the group on hiatus until the following year. The Blue-ray release includes a deluxe 2-disc set, with the film on both Blu-ray and DVD and an extensive slate of bonus features.
Included in the bonus features are a feature-length commentary with supervising editor Susan Crutcher and film editor John Nutt, documentaries “A Look Back,” “Making of the Animated Sequence” and “Making of the DVD,” in addition to an extensive photo gallery of production notes, photos, and other historical items.
Shout! Factory and Rhino Entertainment are also planning future releases of The Closing Of Winterland, Dead Ahead, Truckin’ Up To Buffalo, Ticket To New Year’s, Downhill From Here, View From The Vault, View From The Vault Vol. 2, View From The Vault Vol. 3, View From The Vault Vol. 4 and So Far, a film from 1987 that is only available on VHS and laserdisc.
Holy S#%*! It’s the COMPLETE Europe ’72 Box! On 73 Discs!
♪♫♥♫~♥☼ღ♥♪♫♪♫♥ The Music Never Stops ! ♥♫♪♫♪♥ღ☼♥~♫♥♫♪
The Grateful Dead Movie actually has been released on DVD. The only problem is the fact that it's overpriced since it's been out of print. I managed to buy a copy off Ebay. There is a second DVD that features material not shown in theaters, which is superb!
I had it on VHS but no longer have a player to play it on.