Two Classic Documentaries Starring Bob Dylan Available for First Time on Blu-ray Disc
D.A. Pennebaker’s Cinema Verite Masterwork “Dont Look Back”& Murray Lerner’s “The Other Side of the Mirror – Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965” Available on Blu-ray Everywhere Tuesday, April 26
Bob Dylan fans and film aficionados alike have reason to celebrate on April 26, when a pair of classic documentaries, each chronicling and illuminating different aspects of Bob Dylan in the 1960s, will be released on state-of-the-art Blu-ray disc (BD) for the very first time.
Both D.A. Pennebaker’s Dont Look Back, a pioneering masterwork of cinema verite, and Murray Lerner’s revelatory musical time-capsule The Other Side Of The Mirror – Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965, provide indispensable glimpses into Dylan and his pivotal role as an American artist in the 1960s, each film capturing an earlier era with heart-breaking immediacy.
Dont Look Back â€“ Blu-ray Edition (Tuesday, April 26, 2011) – Docurama Films
New Video’s Docurama FilmsÂ® presents the first Blu-ray release of “Dont Look Back,” newly mastered in High Definition (HD) and featuring a brand new and exclusive interview with D.A. Pennebaker, the film’s director, and renowned rock and culture critic Greil Marcus.
The Blu-ray edition also includes bonus material from the 2007 DVD release: Highway 65 Revisited; Five Additional Uncut Audio Tracks; Commentary by D.A. Pennebaker and tour road manager Bob Neuwirth; Alternate Version of the “Subterranean Homesick Blues” Cue Card Sequence; Original Theatrical Trailer.
When acclaimed documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker (Monterey Pop, The War Room) filmed Bob Dylan during a three-week concert tour of England in the spring of 1965, he had no idea he was about to lens one of the 1960s most iconic feature films. Â Wanting to make more than just a concert film, Pennebaker decided to seek out both the public and private Bob Dylan. With unobtrusive equipment and rare access to the elusive performer, he achieved a fly-on-the-wall view of one of the most influential musicians of any era — and redefined filmmaking along the way.
New Video launched Docurama FilmsÂ® in 1991 with Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back, the first feature documentary ever available on DVD. Twelve years and 250 award-winning, highly-acclaimed documentary titles later, Docurama continues to discover and release the greatest non-fiction films of our time while spreading the word about filmmakers who are taking the form to new heights.
The Other Side Of The Mirror – Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 (Columbia/Legacy)
Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings are releasing, for the first time on Blu-ray disc, The Other Side Of The Mirror – Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963 – 1965. Â An essential film in the Bob Dylan cinematic canon, The Other Side Of The Mirror brings together more than 80 minutes of exquisitely lensed performances, 70% seen here for the first time, drawn from three seminal years in the artist’s ever-evolving career.
Produced and directed by Academy Award winner Murray Lerner (From Mao To Mozart: Isaac Stern In China), The Other Side Of The Mirror – Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963 – 1965 opens a window into a critical epoch in American cultural history as reflected in the musical transformations of Bob Dylan’s galvanizing watershed performances at the Newport Folk Festival in 1963, 1964, and 1965.
“This is a different kind of film, in a sense, from what I usually make,” said Murray Lerner. Â “We decided on no narration, no pundit interviews, no interviews with Dylan. Â Nothing except the experience of seeing himâ€¦ . That to me is exciting. Â Just the clear experience gives you everything you need.”
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR – BOB DYLAN LIVE AT THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 1963 – 1965
All I Really Want To Do (7/24/1965 â€“ afternoon workshop)
North Country Blues (7/26 afternoon workshop)
With God On Our Side (with Joan Baez â€“ 7/26 afternoon workshop and 7/28 night performance)
Talkin’ World War III Blues (7/26 night performance)
Who Killed Davey Moore? (7/27 afternoon workshop)
Only A Pawn In Their Game (7/26 night performance)
Blowin’ In The Wind (with The Freedom Singers, Joan Baez, and Peter, Paul and Mary â€“ 7/26 night performance)
Mr. Tambourine Man (7/24 afternoon workshop)
It Ain’t Me, Babe (with Joan Baez â€“ 7/24 night performance)
With God On Our Side (with Joan Baez â€“ 7/26 night performance)
Chimes Of Freedom (7/26 night performance)
If You Gotta Go, Go Now (7/24 afternoon workshop)
Love Minus Zero/No Limit (7/24 afternoon workshop)
Daytime Rehearsal with his electric band
Maggie’s Farm (with his electric band â€“ 7/25 night performance)
Like A Rolling Stone (with his electric band â€“ 7/25 night performance)
Mr. Tambourine Man (7/25 night performance)
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (7/25 night performance)
Bonus Feature: Interview with director Murray Lerner