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Great Rockumentary, Average Film
, 11 April 2006
This review is from: Jimi Hendrix [Special Edition] [DVD]  (DVD)
This is a re-mastered, expanded version of the original DVD release, which has been unavailable for some time.
The difference between the two is the additional bonus material, such as the expanded interviews with the musical friends, colleagues, relatives and irrelevant types who appeared in the original release. The sound seems improved on the earlier release but the film quality is variable as before.
As a 'rockumentary', it's fine, with clips from concerts great (Monterey, Berkeley) and so-so (Isle of Wight), interspersed with interviews interesting (such as Pete Townshend) and irrelevant (Germaine Greer?!). The acoustic Hear My Train a Comin' is a gem. But with no narration to hold it together, this doesn't really hang together as a film.
Anyway, if you're a Hendrix fan, you have to have this, even if you own the original release.
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