Warner Sets Specs, New Date for 'Woodstock' Blu-ray

Posted Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 08:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke

In a rare street date advancement, Warner has announced a new June date for 'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music,' which will hit Blu-ray as a massive three-disc set with hours of bonus features.

As previously reported, Warner had set a July 28 release date for the epic Blu-ray, as well as revealed initial specs for the classic rock documentary.

The studio has now issued final details, as well as a new street date -- fans will be able to snatch up 'Woodstock' over a month earlier than expected, on June 9.

As confirmed earlier, a nearly four-hour cut has been assembled from newly-found elements under the supervision of director Michael Wadleigh. Remastered and scanned in at 2K resolution, the Director's Cut will be presented across two BD-50 dual-layer discs in 1080p/VC-1 (2.20:1) video. A new Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround audio mix has also been created with the participation of original chief engineer Eddie Kramer.

Extras are copious, and fall under three extensive new documentaries: "The Museum at Bethelwoods: The Story of the Sixties & Woodstock," "Woodstock: Untold Stories," "Woodstock: From Festival to Feature." Content includes filmmaker interviews, fan recollections, rare footage, archival still material, and no less than eighteen bonus performances.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray is a Custom Playlist feature, and a BD-Live-enabled Media Center that will offer downloadable content, Live Community Screenings and a My WB Commentary function.

Tech specs will see a BD-50 dual-layer disc with 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video (1.85:1) and DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround audio.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $39.99.

You'll find the latest specs for 'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 9.

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Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music: Ultimate Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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