Monday, 5 May 2008

STONED IN AUGUST: GIMME SHELTER HITS R2


Rolling Stones buffs will be pleased to hear that GIMME SHELTER will be released in the UK on 11th August. The long wait is almost at an end as we're promised fully restored picture and sound, together with a 40 page booklet crammed with photos and essays concerning the infamous events at Altamont. The DVD - released by Warner Home Video - will include a director's commentary track and backstage outtakes of The Rolling Stones when they played New York's Madison Square Gardens.

I used to own the wonderful Criterion edition of this documentary but had to sell it on when we needed a little extra cash. Needless to say, I'm delighted to be able to have the opportunity of viewing it again and look forward to renting it later this year.

2 comments:

  1. I'm stunned this isn't out in the UK...easily one of the best music films ever. Everything from the shot of Keith sleeping in the studio, to the concert footage, to that final chilling still of Mick is astounding.
    I love the extras as well, especially the backstage footage of Mick with Ike and Tina.
    Great stuff...enjoy the disc!

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  2. Yes, I've been astonished it hasn't been available until now. I really miss my Criterion disc, and agree with you that this has to be one of the best music films around.

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