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This documentary of the Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour has become a legendary, harrowing symbol of the tragic demise of the 'Peace and Love' era. After a successful tour across the United States, the Rolling Stones gave a free December concert at Altamont Speedway in California with the Grateful Dead (not seen performing), Ike and Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane, and the Flying Burrito Brothers (all seen performing one song each). The poorly planned show was fraught with problems from its inception. The band unwisely selected the Hells Angels motorcycle club to provide security, and after the pre-existing chaos was fuelled by very visible alcohol and drug abuse, the bikers resorted to violence to keep the stoned, restless, and often naked crowd in line. The result: dozens of injuries and the on-screen stabbing of a young African-American man (during 'Sympathy for the Devil,' no less) by one of the concert's 'staff security.'
In a manipulative but effective move, the Maysles brothers and Charlotte Zwerin filmed Mick Jagger in the editing room witnessing the on-camera murder for the first time. But aside from that unexpected drama, the film also works as a rock-and-roll document, capturing the band at their most relaxed, intoxicating, and electrifying.
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|Label||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Dimensions||190 × 135 × 14 mm|
|Weight (estimated)||124 g|
|Region code||Region 2 (Europa)|
|Lydformat||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Subtitles||Swedish Norwegian Romanian Portuguese Polish Dutch Hungarian French Finnish Spanish Greek|
|Please note||This movie may not be subtitled in English|