Wattstax (30th Anniversary Special Edition)

Wattstax (30th Anniversary Special Edition)

30th Anniversary Special Edition

Editorial Review
They called Wattstax the "black Woodstock," but there are many differences between that seminal hippie event and the 1972 concert documented in this 30th-anniversary special-edition reissue. Woodstock was all about peace, love, and music. Wattstax, held three years later in Los Angeles, had those elements as well; but as this 103-minute film reminds us, it was a more socio-politically charged event, with its emphasis on black pride and the simple opportunity for African Americans to assert that, in opening speaker Jesse Jackson's words, "I am somebody." There's also a good deal less music in this film than in the Woodstock movie. As the title suggests, a host of great Stax Records artists (including Rufus and Carla Thomas, the Bar-Kays, the Staple Singers, Albert King, and show closer Isaac Hayes) performed, but much of Wattstax doesn't even take place inside the L.A. Coliseum, where the concert was held, but rather in the churches and shops and on the streets of Watts itself (music fans would be better off checking out the Wattstax double CD). Wattstax, in fact, is much less a music movie than a chronicle of black life seven years after the Watts race riots, as well as what comedian Richard Pryor (who delivers several hilarious but scathing bits) calls "a soulful expression of the black experience." --Sam Graham
Price History
Condition:
Searching Stores
Found at 0 Stores
Store Condition Price Total Buy Link Availability & Info
Store: Amazon.com Condition: Brand New Price: $13.99 Total Price: $13.99 Buy It from Amazon.com Want it delivered by Wednesday, December 27?
Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.
Store: USTrade Condition: Brand New Price: $17.83 Total Price: $17.83 Buy It from USTrade Want it delivered by Wednesday, December 27?
Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.

Order Fulfilled By Amazon.com
Store: MovieMars-com Condition: Brand New Price: $13.52 Total Price: $13.52 Buy It from MovieMars-com Want it delivered by Thursday, January 4?
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout.
Store: streetlight_records Condition: Brand New Price: $13.53 Total Price: $13.53 Buy It from streetlight_records Want it delivered by Thursday, January 4?
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout.
Store: super_star_seller Condition: Brand New Price: $14.84 Total Price: $14.84 Buy It from super_star_seller
Store: RoundmediaUSA Condition: Brand New Price: $16.47 Total Price: $16.47 Buy It from RoundmediaUSA
Store: sjeisen Condition: Brand New Price: $14.22 Total Price: $14.22 Buy It from sjeisen Want it delivered by Thursday, December 28?Order it in the next

Order Fulfilled By Amazon.com
Store: Green Orbit Condition: Brand New Price: $14.83 Total Price: $14.83 Buy It from Green Orbit
Last updated: January 29, 2020 at 02:27 EST. Pricing information is provided by the listed merchants. GoSale.com is not responsible for the accuracy of pricing information, product information or the images provided. Product prices and availability is subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on amazon.com or other merchants at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of the product. As always, be sure to visit the merchant's site to review and verify product information, price, and shipping costs. GoSale.com is not responsible for the content and opinions contained in customer submitted reviews.

Tags

Find similar products to the Wattstax (30th Anniversary Special Edition)

Details

Name:
Wattstax (30th Anniversary Special Edition)
Manufacturer:
Warner Home Video
UPC:
085393499723
GTIN-14:
00085393499723

Set Your Price Alert

Reviews courtesy of Amazon: