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Message To Love: Isle Of Wight (Region 1 DVD)

Released on 20 August 2012

Featuring: The Who, Jimi Hendrix & The Doors

Format: DVD | Rating: Not Rated

5.0 out of 5 (1 customer review) | Write a review

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This is a Region 1 DVD - it will only play on Region 1 or multi-region DVD players

Message to Love has captured on film what many have called the last great rock festival. In 1970, half-a-million flower children set sail for the Isle of Wight, an island off the south of England for a five-day event in search of peace, love and understanding. Amidst the chaos of what's been called "Britain's Woodstock" many of those hippie ideas were lost.

The long awaited feature film documents one of the most significant events in rock `n' roll history. Two hours of footage highlights legendary performances by The Who, Joan Baez, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Free, The Moody Blues, Ten Years After and Jethro Tull, and the last stage performance of Jim Morrison with the Doors, and by Jimi Hendrix, 18 days before his death.

Their music stands the test of time, as does this film, as it recalls the sheer hedonism of hippydam, the backstage backstabbing that almost wrecked the festival, and the final passing of an age of innocence, the last great event.
  • Interview with director Murray Lerner
  • Interactive Menu
  • Scene Access

customer Reviews

 Average rating (1 review)


| | See all Saundazzz's reviews (54)

I bought this out of interest in the festival scene of the late 60s, being a huge fan of a lot of the music from that era, and hearing that this was the "last great festival" of it's time. I was neither alive at the time nor was I present at the festival so I cannot comment on whether it provides an accurate portrayal of the festival's (seemingly chaotic!) events. I did, however, thoroughly enjoy the film!
The footage really has survived extrememly well and at times it is hard to believe you are watching footage that is over 40 years old, the sound quality is perfect too and the whole thing has been edited perfectly to give you a mixture of footage of musicians performing, as well as interviews from different people involved in the festival as well as it's attendees, those that paid and those that didn't!!
The bands and performers in the film are among the best ever, The Doors, The Who, Hendrix, Joni Mitchell etc., and the makers of the film have selected their best known songs too, which is a nice touch as you can still recognise artists who you aren't all that familiar with.
Overall I would say this is a brilliant film, which is a must have for fans of music from this era.

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ActorsThe Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Moody Blues, Free, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Miles Davis, Ten Years After & Jethro Tull
DirectorMurray Lerner
CertificateNot Rated
ScreenFullscreen 4:3
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo
Duration2 hours (approx)