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In 1964, the Beatles had just recently exploded onto the American scene with their debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show." The group's first feature, the Academy Award-nominated "A Hard Day's Night," offered fans their first peek into a day in the life of the Beatles and served to establish the Fab Four on the silver screen, as well as to inspire the music video format. Songs: I'll Cry Instead, A Hard Day's Night, I Should've Known Better, Can't Buy Me Love, If I Fell, And I Love Her, I'm Happy Just to Dance with You, Ringo's Theme (This Boy), Tell Me Why, Don't Bother Me, I Wanna Be Your Man, All My Lovin', She Loves You.
None of the remaining Beatles participated in the DVD supplements for A Hard Day's Night, but you get an abundance of the next best thing. The film's surviving cast and crew members were assembled for an extensive series of retrospective interviews, resulting in a totally fab tapestry of detailed reminiscence. Virtually all of the major and minor players are included, from director Richard Lester and musical director George Martin, to publicists, Beatles' friends, and key offscreen personnel. The result is a vivid portrait of British film production in the early '60s, placing A Hard Day's Night in rich context to further appreciate its groundbreaking audacity. Particularly amusing are vintage clips from the Brit-com Steptoe and Son in a tribute to character actor Wilfrid Brambell (a.k.a. Paul's "very clean" grandfather), and a Ringo remembrance by actor David Janson (from the film's memorable "Ringo's Theme" sequence). Best of all is an interview with Klaus Voorman, whose connection with the Beatles goes back to Hamburg in the early '60s (pre-Beatlemania), and whose affectionate, still-vivid memories add a wonderful touch of intimate nostalgia. Arguably, these and other interviews create a more fan-friendly portrait than the Beatles could've provided. With extensive DVD-ROM features including Alun Owen's original first-draft screenplay and an extensive Web site archive, the Hard Day's Night DVD is definitely not grotty! --Jeff Shannon
Glad I got my copy of this before they changed it... You can really hear Paul's true voice... The new copies or some copies have changed his voice completely, as seen on VH1.Published 5 months ago by Jeniffer
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It's the cropped version .Same as the miramax DVD the only difference is the 1080 size picture and lossless audio (which looks and sounds amazing on a HD tv). otherwise identical to the DVD.
Just check which region your in as it is a region assigned release....
Aug 11, 2010 by R. Bone | See all 12 posts
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I found this article. I am weary because it was not a big deal in the news. Maybe not an official release. Expensive, though. If its not HD 5.1 or 7.1 audio, then I dont want it.
Sep 29, 2009 by Ricardo L. Vasallo | See all 2 posts
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I would include Backbeat, The Compleat Beatles, and Birth of the Beatles before I Wanna Hold Your Hand. (And what is I Am Sam?)
Nov 21, 2009 by Jim from D-town | See all 6 posts
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