Wattstax: The Special Edition

Warner Bros   (1972) / Region 1   5.00   See All Reviews
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Wattstax: The Special Edition

"Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" says the opening song. Wattstax, they dynamic film of the 1972 Los Angeles event attended by over 100,000 concertgoers and first billed as the "black Woodstock," getcha plenty. Its performances burn with vitality. It forays into the neighborhood are a time capsule of pride and pain. And the Richard Pryor comedy riffs that provide the film's running commentary are a treasure all by themselves.

New generations can now experience the 30th- Anniversary Special Edition that restores the film's infamous last ending performances by Isaac Hayes. Funk, R&B, Gospel, Blues, Soul - whatever your groove is, it's here, with a sparkling, remastered Dolby 5.1 Digital soundtrack. You haven't gotten down till you've flapped to "Do The Funky Chicken". Spread your wings!


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added May 24 2004
  • Production Year 1972
  • Empire SKU 608068
  • UPC Code 085393499723
  • Studio  Warner Bros
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL


Audio and Video Commentary by Rap Activist/Musicologist Chuck D and Music Historian Rob Bowman

Audio Commentary by Isaac Hayes, Director Mel Stuart, Executive Producer Al Bell and others

"Rolling Down a Mountain: Isaac Hayes performs the original 1973 version's finale
Complete Albert King performance of "I'll Play the Blues for You
Original 1973 Trailer

2003 Special Edition Trailer


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)



  • Mel Stuart
  • Larry Shaw


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