Director MARTIN SCORSESE's visual and aural masterpiece captures the heart soul and spirit of an entire generation. Arguably the best concert documentary ever this is the 1976 film account of the celebratory final concert of legendary group The Band at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom. To make this an unforgettable farewell performance The Band's leader ROBBIE ROBERTSON called upon mentors friends and musical influences to join them on stage during a marathon concert that la
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Director MARTIN SCORSESE's visual and aural masterpiece captures the heart, soul and spirit of an entire generation. Arguably the best concert documentary ever, this is the 1976 film account of the celebratory final concert of legendary group The Band at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom. To make this an unforgettable farewell performance, The Band's leader ROBBIE ROBERTSON called upon mentors, friends, and musical influences to join them on stage during a marathon concert that lasted for over 5 hours until nearly 2.30am. The concert features incredible performances from an amazing array of musical talent such as NEIL YOUNG, RINGO STARR, ERIC CLAPTON, MUDDY WATERS, ROBBIE ROBERTSON, NEIL DIAMOND, BOB DYLAN, EMMYLOU HARRIS, RON WOOD, JONI MITCHELL, VAN MORRISON and more... With this line up of legends, the feeling that this event should be documented led Robertson to meet with Scorsese who was in the middle of filming New York, New York. As a fan of The Band's music and with his experience as assistant director of Woodstock, Scorsese agreed to film THE LAST WALTZ. Scorsese recruited expert film makers including cinematographer pals Michael Chapman (The Last Detail, Taxi Driver, The Fugitive), Vilmos Zsigmond (Deliverance, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Two Jakes), and László Kovács (Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Ghostbusters) as well as production designer Boris Leven (West Side Story, The Sound Of Music, Fletch). The film captures one of the greatest events in rock 'n' roll history...what started as a concert became a celebration. And now the legend is available on DVD for the first time... Actors The Band, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Dr. John & Director Martin Scorsese Certificate Universal Suitable for All Year 1978 Screen Widescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1) Subtitles French ; Italian ; Spanish ; Dutch ; Norwegian ; Swedish ; Danish ; English for the hearing impaired ; German for the hearing impaired Duration 1 hour and 57 minutes (approx)
Martin Scorsese's 1978 documentary chronicling the farewell concert by The Band, featuring guest appearances from, among others, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Neil Diamond and Joni Mitchell. The performance took place at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving Day, 1976, and marked the end of the group's 16 years of touring. The film also includes interview footage with all five members in which they discuss their experiences on the road.