'US Generation: 1982 The US Generation'
(Police, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, et al / Blu-ray+DVD / NR / 2018 / Plum Media - MVD Visual)
Overview: 'The Us Festival: 1982 The US Generation' is an in-depth look at one of the most influential music festivals of all time.
Blu-ray Verdict: 'The US Festival: 1982 The US Generation' is from award-winning filmmaker and rockumentarian, Glenn Aveni. Also serving as the films director, this magnificent flashback in time - co-Directed by Jay Cederholm and produced by Bruce Gibb and Rich Schmig - blends rare concert footage and insightful interviews with both organizer chit-chat and glorious early-'80s performances.
At its heart though, the film tells the story of the groundbreaking 1982 Us Festival - an epic three-day event featuring an eclectic and unprecedented lineup boasting some of the biggest names in music.
All performing live in front of over one million people at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA, The Us Festival was the brainchild of Apple visionary Steve Wozniak, who wanted to create something that was a true celebration of Americana.
Cultivating positive vibes and building a deep sense of community through the power of technology and music, highlights include performances by chart-topping superstars, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, alt-rock trio The Police, blues rock heroes Fleetwood Mac, guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana, retro-chic favorites The B-52s, and new wave icons The Cars.
This wondrous Blu-ray+DVD package also contains archived appearances by Johnny & Joey Ramone, Carlos Santana, Sting, Ric Ocasek, Danny Elfman, and Fred Schneider; plus exclusive sit-downs with festival founder Steve Wozniak, Mick Fleetwood, Eddie Money, Marky Ramone, Kate Pierson, Stewart Copeland, and Mickey Hart, among others.
Produced by Icon Television Music, Inc., Plum Media, and in association with Us Festival original founders Unuson Corporation, 'US Generation: 1982 The US Generation' is, without a shadow of a doubt, a documentary that shows it like it was, so to speak.
A glorious age for music, a time when everyone wanted to speak, and everyone had something upbeat to say, and a time when it just plain seemed like it was a much bigger, better, loved-filled world back then. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Interview Outtakes with Stewart Copeland, Mick Fleetwood and Steve Wozniak
Director Glenn Aveni's "making of" Audio Commentary Track
A Look at the Characters
A Look at the Series
Ridley Scott on "The Terror"
'US Generation: 1982 The US Generation' Official Trailer