A Film About Jimi Hendrix (Deluxe Edition)

June 28, 2005

This deluxe DVD release features a newly remastered and remixed audio soundtrack in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround sound and is loaded with more than 75 minutes of previously unreleased bonus features.

The original 1973 Joe Boyd biography of Jimi Hendrix has long been considered one of the defining posthumous statements of the legendary artist’s magnificent career. The Deluxe Edition features the original 103-minute theatrical film presented in its original 16:9 letterbox format and features a newly remastered 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround sound audio track. This insightful documentary presents numerous interviews with Jimi Hendrix plus several of his contemporaries, friends and family members including Pete Townshend, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Little Richard, Lou Reed and his father James “Al” Hendrix. Interview footage is interspersed with live performance footage from Monterey Pop, Woodstock, Atlanta Pop Festival, Isle Of Wight Festival and many other concert appearances.

The Deluxe Edition features three special programs available for the very first time including the 63-minute film From The Ukulele To The Strat which features previously unreleased interviews with Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Buddy Miles, Eddie Kramer, Eric Barrett, Gerry Stickles, Al Brown, John Hammond, Linda Keith, Al Hendrix, Freddie Mae Gautier and Fayne Pridgon, all of which were filmed in 1972 during production of the original film, but not included in the final version of the theatrical presentation.

Also featured in the Enhanced Program is a newly cut version of Jimi Hendrix’s performance of “Stone Free” from the July 4, 1970 concert at the Atlanta Pop Festival. Previously released in edited form outside of the United States as part of 1992’s Jimi Hendrix At The Atlanta Pop Festival, this newly produced 6-minute video features Jimi’s original performance, restored and uncut for the very first time.

Finally, Jimi’s originally studio engineer Eddie Kramer breaks down the mix of “Dolly Dagger.” This 6-minute film was originally film at Jimi’s Electric Lady Studios in 1972 during the production of the original film, but is now being included on the Deluxe Edition release for the very first time.

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