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Wattstax 30th Anniversary Special Edition

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DVDSKU: 180323-71189-1
UPC: 085393499723
Part No: 34997
Weight: 0.10 lbs
Condition: New

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Product Types: Products | Movies & TV
Lines: Cult Cinema Icons | Throwback Space
Formats: DVD
Genres: Comedy | Cult Cinema | Documentary | Music Videos | Musical
Studio: Stax Records | Warner Bros.
Original U.S. Release: February 4, 1973
Item Release Date: January 10, 2006
Rating: R
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On August 20, 1972, more than 100,000 people attended what came to be known as “The Black Woodstock.” Wattstax – The Special Edition is the 30th anniversary release of the film that documented that historic event and includes the once-lost original ending featuring Isaac Hayes’ performances of “Theme From Shaft” and “Soulsville.”

Wattstax is a chronicle of black life seven years after the Watts race riots, as well as what comedian Richard Pryor – who delivers several hilarious segments – called “a soulful expression of the black experience.”

Special Features

  • Rolling Down A Mountain: Original 1973 ending, performed by Isaac Hayes
  • Audio and video commentaries by Chuck D and music historian Rob Bowman
  • Audio commentary by Isaac Hayes, Director Mel Stuart, Executive Producer Al Bell and others
  • DVD ROM Features: Links to Wattstax website and related sites
  • Original 1973 theatrical trailer
  • Special Edition 2003 trailer
  • Complete Albert King performance of I'll Play the Blues For You


  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Region: 1
  • Runtime: 103
  • Audio: Dolby Surround 5.1 Stereo
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen

Cast: Albert King | Carla Thomas | Debra Manning | Eddie Floyd | Eric Mercury | Ernie Hines | Freddy Robinson | Frederick Knight | Isaac Hayes | Jesse Jackson | Jimmy Jones | Johnnie Taylor | Kim Weston | Lee Sain | Little Milton | Louise McCord | Luther Ingram | Mel Hardin | Melvin Van Peebles | Ossie Davis | Rance Allen | Richard Pryor | Ruby Dee | Rufus Thomas | Sonny Warner | The Bar-Kays | The Dramatics | The Emotions | The Newcomers | The Staple Singers | The Temprees | Tim McPherson | William Bell
Directors: Mel Stuart
Project Name: Wattstax

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