At Zabriskie Point, United States' lowest point, two perfect strangers meet; an undergraduate dreamer and a young hippie student who start off an unrestrained romance, making love on the dusty terrain.
Vicenarian Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss. Excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Never saw the original theatrical release, but this DVD is only 55 minutes or so. There's no Bill Graham interview stuff, he just hops on stage and introduces a few of the bands. The opening credits seem to run forever, sucking up a lot of that minuscule hour of video. Possible the most egregious (to me) error is that during Jefferson Airplane's clip, they show a ton of footage of outdoor scenes (crowds, rallies, concerts) and occasionally closeups of Grace, Paul and Marty. I suspect this was in the original film this way, and probably because the stage footage sucked but they wanted to include the Airplane.
All that's the bad news. The good news is that this DVD has two complete songs by Quicksilver (featuring plenty of guitar work by John Cipollina), most of a song by It's a Beautiful Day, two pieces by Hot Tuna, a rave-up tune by Cold Blood: all this is worth the price of the DVD. The video is extreme wide-screen, mostly split in two parts, sometimes three and sometimes overlapping montage. If you're looking for footage of old heroes, you could do worse than this.
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