View Full Version : Sunshine Daydream in Hi Def

Keith Millea
07-21-2013, 07:28 PM
Hey Now.......

Well,It took 41 years,but the finished product looks wonderful.Yes,the Grateful Dead,"Sunshine Daydream" concert is in the theaters on August 1.It features a Hi Def. transfer,along with a 5.1 surround soundtrack.

My Turf...My Tribe...4 Tickets in Hand...Check It Out...

On a blistering summer day(105*) in 1972, the Grateful Dead took the stage on the grounds of the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Ore. for what would become one of the most legendary concerts of the band’s storied history. This summer, fans across the U.S. will finally get to see this, the most highly sought after Grateful Dead show captured on film, when NCM Fathom Events presents the previously unreleased concert “Sunshine Daydream” as part of “Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies 2013 (http://www.fathomevents.com/?utm_source=Fathom&utm_medium=PR&utm_campaign=MeetUp13/#!sunshine-daydream)*.” Broadcast to select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. local time, “Sunshine Daydream” spotlights the band’s epic performance against a pastoral background in the Oregon countryside. Shot originally on 16mm film and painstakingly restored to HD resolution, this special event encapsulates the quintessential Dead Head experience.


Keith Millea
07-21-2013, 08:03 PM
The official trailer:You have to sign in at Youtube.HaHa


The Low Resolution Bootleg for those who can't make the theater show...


Happy Trails....

David Healy
07-21-2013, 08:21 PM
The official trailer:You have to sign in at Youtube.HaHa


The Low Resolution Bootleg for those who can't make the theater show...


Happy Trails....

thanks for the memories...

Keith Millea
08-04-2013, 08:32 PM
Just a brief review:

A nice daydream....My ex-wife (she was actually at the concert),youngest son,and I made it to the show.I still had one extra ticket and like any dedicated deadhead,gave it away to someone.I need all the good Karma I can get.

The remastered movie is not the same as the bootleg version.There is new footage added,which all seems to come from Ken Kesey's Documentary " Magic Trip..Ken Kesey looks for a Kool place".This is just added filler because I think they just didn't have enough good quality film to work with.The movie has been remastered in Hi Definition and it looks much better than the old bootleg,but there is still a lot of graininess in some of the film.I think there was too much deterioration of the film stock.The sound was excellent.

This is a great concert film and it ranks up there with the best from the Grateful Dead.Most Grateful Dead concert Videos come from the late eighties-early nineties,and while technically superior,they lack that early "magical" feeling that was evident in the 60's and 70's.

If I had a choice of watching just one Grateful Dead concert video,that one would no doubt be "The Grateful Dead Movie".This is an October 1974 concert in San Francisco at Winterland.Check it out sometime:


Oh,and my wife recognized the woman dancing at 4:15 in the trailer as one of her friends that went with her to the concert.Hey Now.....

Keith Millea
08-04-2013, 08:46 PM
The Grateful Dead movie...still up on Youtube:


Magda Hassan
08-04-2013, 11:07 PM
Great background Keith, thanks!