Street Date 11/9/04

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The Grateful Dead Movie
2-DVD Set order

3O years after the Grateful Dead’s celebrated “Farewell Concerts,” the keepers of the vault have gone back to the original theatrical motion picture film negative, restoring it to reflect the original majesty of a truly spectacular event in High Definition widescreen. Originally shot with seven cameras to capture all of the emotion and energy of the original concerts, this DVD will celebrate the legend of the Grateful Dead like no other.

“The Best Rock and Roll Film to Date”
- N.Y. Daily News

The Grateful Dead Movie - DVD
SRP $29.95 - DVD encoding for All Regions

A full-length feature film concert with animation by famed Gary Gutierrez, starring the Grateful Dead.

It’s an exact portrait of its subject, the Dead’s music and its attendant scene. Though the intense close-ups of Garcia’s hands on the fret board depict the stops and starts and remarkable flow of improvisation perhaps better than any other film, the movie naturally includes the audience and a representation of the Dead experience as a whole. Garcia knew perfectly well that the Dead included the crew, the instruments, the sound system, the Dead Heads, and the guy selling pizza in back. And, he and Crutcher got it all in.

Like most Grateful Dead projects, The Grateful Dead Movie was substantially improvised and required massive amounts of really peculiar synchronicity to work, and somehow came out great in the end.

What you’ve ultimately got is Jerry Garcia’s vision of what Dead concerts, at that time and place, were all about.


  • U.S. Blues
  • One More Saturday Night
  • Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
  • Truckin'
  • Eyes of the World
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Playing in the Band
  • Stella Blue
  • Casey Jones
  • He's Gone
  • Morning Dew
  • Johnny B. Goode
  • It Must Have Been the Roses

The Grateful Dead Movie in its entirety transferred from the original 35mm film negative in High Definition and presented in 1.77:1 widescreen aspect ratio

  • Dolby Digital 5.1 presentation of the original theatrical audio mix
  • New Dolby Digital 5.1 audio mix, mixed from the master multi-track tapes
  • New Dolby Digital 2.0 audio mix, mixed from the master multi-track tapes
  • Feature-length commentary with supervising film editor Susan Crutcher and editor John Nutt
  • English subtitles option on entire movie
  • Total running time of Disc 1: 135 minutes

DVD Special Features:

  • More than 95 minutes of never-before-seen concert footage, including:
    • Uncle John’s Band • Sugaree • The Other One> Spanish Jam> Mind Left Body Jam> The Other One • Scarlet Begonias • China Cat Sunflower> I Know Your Rider • Dark Star • Weather Report Suite
  • Bonus Songs transferred from the 16mm camera-original film negative
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 audio mix on all Bonus Songs, mixed from the original multi-track tapes
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 audio mix on all Bonus Songs, mixed from the original multi-track tapes
  • Visible Lyrics option on all Bonus Songs
  • "Making of The Grateful Dead Movie" documentary film
  • "Making of the Animated Sequence" documentary film
  • "Making of the DVD" documentary film
  • Television commercial for "Mars Hotel" album from 1974
  • Multi-camera and multi-track audio demonstration
  • Extensive photo gallery of production notes, photos, film stills and other historical items from the Movie's production
  • Total running time of Disc 2: 150 minutes


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