Jimi Plays Berkeley (1971)
IMDb Rating 7.3
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jimi Hendrix Himself
Billy Cox Himself (Bass)
Mitch Mitchell Himself (Drums, Percussion)
There is no denying it: Jimi Plays Berkeley ain't The Last Waltz. Visually, Peter Pilafian's direction and camerawork look like a student film compared to Scorsese's rock masterpiece. Instead of thanking fans and formally saying farewell to the road, Hendrix's manager Michael Jeffery created an exploitation film to simply squeeze as much cash he could out of the overworked guitarist. Despite the cheesy documentary footage, clips of silly protesters, butchered songs ("Hear My Train A Comin'" is literally chopped in half!), and the continuously shaky head shots, Jimi Plays Berkeley is great. Why? Because of Hendrix's flawless performance with Mitch Mitchell on drums and Billy Cox on bass. The band never sounded better live, and Eddie Kramer's 5.1 surround remix on the DVD really lifts the sound to a new level. In addition, the DVD includes the entire audio recording of Jimi Plays Berkeley: 2nd Set, arguably Hendrix's best live performance ever recorded. It's just perfect. --Rob Bracco
Movie Details
Genre Music
Director Peter Pilafian
Producer Peter Pilafian
Writer Peter Pilafian
Studio Universal - Music
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating G
Running Time 55 mins
Movie Release Date 9/13/1971
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 1
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/15/2002
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 602498608432
Release Date 2003
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Dolby
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