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219 of 237 people found the following review helpful
on July 29, 2010
This is horrible. They could have made an interesting Paul Is Dead film with all the old clues, but they didn't even get the simpliest facts straight. They say Paul dies in 1966. They then say the Beatles put clues in their songs. Some awful samples: The say they recorded the album "Yesterday and Today" (which was never an album they recorded, but left over tracks) after he died. On that album they claim that John wrote Yesterday for Paul. "Yesterday" was released in 1965 on the Help LP. They even played it in concert in 1966, before the date they claim that Paul died. The Rubber Soul album was recorded before the 1966 date that they say Paul died, but they cite clues in the songs and on the cover. The have the fake George Harrison voice say that John and Paul wrote "Only a Northern Song". George himself wrote it and sang it. They claim that Heather Mills was the girl in the car with Paul when he died (marrying him after Linda died on a bribe to reveal the truth) That was 1966. She was born in 1968. if she was an adult in 1966, she would be almost Paul's age now. Not even close. There are many more instances of simple facts they could have gotten right, and it would have been an interesting piece of fiction, instead of a horrible joke. Really shoddy fact checking on a band whose facts are easy to find.
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130 of 148 people found the following review helpful
on June 24, 2010
Without question the most tasteless, moronic and inaccurate DVD I've ever seen.

"George's" duplicated voice sounds like a cross between the old cartoon version and Peter Sellers Inspector Clouseau. The glaring mistakes throughout this dreadful grave rob makes this an insult to any Beatle fan.

If there was an option for no stars I would have chose that....shame on all involved.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2010
I just watched the film on pay-per-view cable TV. There are some things about it that are clearly impossible, and not difficult for anybody to verify who wants to satisfy him/herself that the "last testament" tape of George Harrison is phoney.

In this "documentary", it is alleged that the cover photo on the Rubber Soul album was distorted to conceal the fake Paul ("Faul")'s face. Supposedly, this must have happened after November 1966, when, according to the film, Paul died. But Rubber Soul was released in December 1965 in Great Britain when, according to the film, the real Paul still had 11 months left to live.

Ditto for the withdrawn album cover photo for the US release Yesterday and Today: the film alleges that raw meat and baby dolls are shown as references to Paul's death, but the album was released in June 1966, five months before Paul allegedly died.

And the film says the album cover for Revolver used a drawing instead of a photo to conceal the inexact likeness of the new fake Paul, but Revolver was released in August 1966, three months before Paul supposedly died according to the film.

These album release dates are not obscure - go look them up yourself:

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Any 10-year-old with normal intelligence could easily have verified these facts. That Joel Gilbert did not bother to do so can only be taken as an insult to the intelligence of his audience, unless the film is supposed to be a spoof, and its inaccuracies are intended to be so obvious that they are funny. But the film doesn't come across as a spoof, and I didn't think it was funny.

The fake "George" gives himself away by his pronunciation and expressions. The first clue I noticed was the pronunciation of "Berkshire". The person speaking on the tape pronounces it "Burkshir", as an American who is trying to sound British would. The British pronunciation sounds more like "Barkshir". "George" also refers to "Berkshire, England". This coupling of the names of towns, cities or counties with their states or countries is a feature of American speech. A British person would regard the recitation of the state or country as redundant and unnecessary, and would be afraid of insulting his audience by suggesting the listener does not know that Berkshire is in England. For example, a British person would never say "Paris, France" like an American would. If asked why, the British person would say "Of course Paris is in France!" The purported "George" of the tape does this again when he refers to "Minneapolis, Minnesota". I can't think of a town or city called Minneapolis that exists anywhere in the world but in Minnesota. OF COURSE Minneapolis is in Minnesota.

If Paul McCartney doesn't sue Joel Gilbert, I can only guess it is because Paul figures he has enough money already and a lawsuit would only create free publicity which this pathetic film definitely does not deserve.
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89 of 108 people found the following review helpful
on August 18, 2010
Just considering that Paul McCartney wrote some of the most brilliant songs of his career AFTER the supposed date of his death ought to put an end to this nonsense once and for all. Think about it..."Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", an album that was largely Paul's idea, began recording AFTER his alledged death and replacement. I'm mean REALLY what are the chances that they could not only find someone that looks just like the original Paul McCartney (in an astonishingly short amount of time) but is also an even MORE brilliant songwriter? The odds would have to be absolutely astronomical!

This DVD is surely just more cash-grubbing junk, shamelessly digging for gold in the Beatles' legacy.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2010
This has to be the biggest insult. This is so sad, and disgusting. The estates of John Lennon, and George Harrison along with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr should bring legal action against the producer of this obsurdity. The so called voice of George Harrison is laughable. The voice was said to be on an old cassette tape, and yet it is as clear as if it were taped today. How do they get away with this? Amazon, please stop selling this.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2010
Please, please don't waste your time or money on this so-called documentary. I expected a documentary tracing the Paul McCartney death rumors that spread in the U.S. in the late '60s and the clues that were used at the time as "proof." Instead, it's a pathetic attempt to "prove" that McCartney really was killed in a car accident in 1966 and that Britain's MI5 forced the other Beatles to cover up his death by substituting a look-alike in his place. It even claims that the MI5 threatened to kill the remaining Beatles if they didn't cooperate. The story is told through a preposterous narration supposedly taped by George Harrison shortly after he was attacked in his home by an intruder. As other reviewers have pointed out, the film is filled with errors regarding dates and events, so if the filmmaker was trying to be serious, he could have at least made sure that his facts were correct. As I was watching the film, some of it was so laughable that I began to wonder if it was supposed to be a joke. But if it was intended as a spoof of some kind, the filmmaker failed miserably, and using a fake George Harrison as the narrator is an insult to the memory of the late Beatle. "The Rutles" was a spoof; this film is a disgrace.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on September 8, 2010
This is without a doubt the most horrible "PAUL IS DEAD" DVD I have ever seen. Absolutely the worse. Can't believe I spent money on this. Tomorrow it will be my dog's new frisbee.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2010
I thought this DVD might be interesting or, at least, fun to watch.
It is neither.
You will be angry if you buy it.
The voice of George Harrison is so poorly done it's embarrassing.
ABSOLUTE JUNK!
One star because I couldn't give it a minus rating.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on September 25, 2010
As many others have pointed out, this film is full of glaring inaccuracies. The narrator's voice (inferred to be George Harrison) is a pathetic imitation. At points where they show old interviews with Harrison, you can hear him pronounce words differently than the narrator, and you can hear a pretty obvious difference in the quality of his voice. The narration itself is obviously not recorded on a hand held tape recorder. There is no background noise whatsoever. As a sound engineer, I can tell the narration was obviously recorded on a condenser mic. In fact I'm willing to bet money if you took audio clips from the narration and analyzed them, you would see that they contain frequencies a hand held tape recorder cannot capture. I think the worst thing about this film is that it makes extremely insulting accusations against many people, most of whom are not even alive. Its just insane to imagine that Harrison would recount details of the Beatles that everyone already knows and are irrelevant to his story. Its also a stretch that he would go through every album and point out every specific "clue" that was left. There's a point where he talks about a photo in a poster contained in the White Album, and he describes its placement in the collage of pictures. Not to mention the narrator alleges he recorded this tape in the hospital after being stabbed. Most people who have just gone through such a traumatic experience are rarely that lucid about details from 40 years prior. I just can't complain enough about this film. I feel like I've wasted valuable time watching it, and I'm wasting more valuable time writing this in the hopes that other people will not watch it. The idea of the people who made this getting any money for it is sickening.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 16, 2011
Conspiracy theories really interest me whether I ultimately believe them or not. This movie didn't disappoint, but there are so many anomalies to the anomalies, I can't go along with it. Either this is propaganda pushed out by MI6 to cover up the cover up and throw us off with obvious errors, or the Highway 61 Entertainment is really silly.

As so many people have already pointed out, the album dates vs. Paul's death don't coincide; Heather Mills looks too good to actually be in her 60s; and one of the biggest slips/errors in my opinion is when "George Harrison" refers to Paul being killed only 3 miles from the studio. Don't the British use kilometers?

UPDATE: England does use miles. I learned something new!
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