Four decades ago, innovative filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker chronicled the ’65 tour of 23-year-old American rock poet named Bob Dylan. This influential and intimate film, Dont Look Back, originally released in 1967, became the gold standard for music documentaries and helped to define the genre.
Now, Docurama® commemorates this landmark achievement with the ultimate version on DVD — Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back – 65 Tour Deluxe Edition. The 2-disc collector’s set, highlighted by a digital transfer of the original film, also features Pennebaker’s brand new, hour long film, Bob Dylan 65 Revisited, the original 1968 companion book to the film and more. More than just a concert film, this ground-breaking documentary is a window into the spirit of the ‘60s, and one of the poet-musicians whose words and songs defined a generation. On February 27, Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back – 65 Tour Deluxe Edition will be available for the collectible price of $49.95 SRP.
“One of the ten greatest rock films of all time” – Rolling Stone
A must have for every Dylan fan, classic rock music collector and cinematography guru, Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back – 65 Tour Deluxe Edition features the meticulously digitally remastered original feature film, as well as Bob Dylan 65 Revisited, Pennebaker’s newly edited feature culled from countless hours of never-before-seen archival footage shot during the tour through England, providing a fresh “fly on the wall” perspective of the young musician on the road and on the rise. The definitive set also contains two photo-laden books – a rare, collectible reproduction of the 168-page companion Dont Look Back book and a “Subterranean Homesick Blues” flip book, providing a frame-by-frame look at what many consider to be the very first music video.
Also featured are a full-length audio commentary by Pennebaker and Dylan’s tour manager (and artist in his own right) Bob Neuwirth, as well as a new Bob Dylan 65 Revisited commentary by the pair. Additional bonus material includes an alternate version of the now-famous “Subterranean Homesick Blues” cue-card sequence, and the original theatrical trailer, a D.A. Pennebaker filmography, a Bob Dylan discography, and cast and crew biographies, all housed in collectible packaging, assuring fans an immersive Dylan experience in three mediums: film, music and print.
I’ll be putting up more info and links to “Dont Look Back,” video and audio streams, courtesy of Docurama so watch this space!