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- CENTRAL: Audiovisual Collection
The last waltz
- BLU-RAY 781.66078 L3495 (CEN)
Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Starring: The Band (Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson) ; featuring: Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Muddy Waters, The Staples, Ringo Starr, Ron Wood, Dr. John, Paul Butterfield, Ronnie Hawkins.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 
1 videodisc (117 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 17 cm.)
MPAA rating: PG.
"More than just one of the greatest concert films ever made, The Last Waltz is an at once ecstatic and elegaic summation of a vital era in American rock music. Invited to capture the farewell performance of the legendary group The Band at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving, 1976, Martin Scorsese conceived a new kind of music documentary. Enlisting seven camera operators (led by director of photography Michael Chapman, and also including renowned cinematographers Vilmos Szigmond and László Kovács) and production designer Boris Leven to design the strikingly theatrical sets, Scorsese created a grandly immersive experience that brings viewers onstage and inside the music itself. That music--as performed by The Band and a host of other generation-defining artists, including Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, the Staple Singers, Muddy Waters, and Neil Young--lives on as an almost religious expression of the transcendent possibilities of rock and roll"--Container.
Originally released as a documentary in 1978.
Special features: New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Martin Scorsese, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack supervised and approved by musician Robbie Robertson ; two alternate soundtracks: the original 1978 2.0 surround mix, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio, and an uncompressed stereo mix from 2001 ; two audio commentaries, featuring Scorsese, members of The Band, members of the production crew, and performers Dr. John, Ronnie Hawkins, and Mavis Staples ; new interview with Scorsese, conducted by critic David Fear ; documentary from 2002 about the making of the film ; outtake ; interview from 1978 with Scorsese and Robertson ; trailer and TV spot.