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Academy Award-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.” It explores their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film focus’s on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.
Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.
Produced by White Horse Pictures & Imagine Entertainment.
Executive produced by Apple Corps Ltd., Whitehorse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.
THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK - THE TOURING YEARS
Running Time: Approx. 106 mins.
- HD Standard 1080p
- Feature Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- BD Region All
- Dolby Stereo
- Master Audio 5.1
- Dolby 5.1
Subtitles: English HOH, French, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Romanian and Russian.
Packaged in standard amaray case.
NR – Not Rated
About the Director
Produced by White Horse Pictures & Imagine Entertainment. Executive produced by Apple Corps Ltd., Whitehorse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.
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Superb job on this film....A MUST BUY for all hardcore Beatles fans !
At the end of the film, along with a special segment showing the entire Shea Stadium concert - - all of us gray hairs stood up and applauded ! Even a few of the younger folks in the audience joined in !! So much fun.....BUY THIS ! :)
Couple of comments: this documentary is directed by none other than Ron Howard, with the full cooperation of Paul, Ringo and the Lennon and Harrison estates. Howard and his team must have roamed the earth to come up with all of the fantastic footage, and make some pointed comments along the way (the Beatles had a contractual provision prohibiting segregated shows in the South, a remarkable stand considering the circumstances). The sound quality has been painstakingly remastered as best as possible. As a lifelong Beatles fan who was too young to have seen them in person or fully appreciate what all took place half a century ago, this movie is sheer delight from start to finish. The theater version came with a 30 min. bonus feature immediately after the end titles, namely "The Beatles At Shea Stadium", their set from August 15, 1965. It absolutely blows the mind what happened there. Watching the crowd is as much fun as it is watching the guys. Here again, the old footage has been restored and remastered.
"Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years" opened this weekend on a single screen for all of Greater Cincinnati, at my local art-house theater. I couldn't wait to see it. The Saturday matinee screening where I saw this at was PACKED to the rafters, to my surprise and delight. On my way out of the theater, there was already a long line waiting for the next screening. It seems this movie is hitting a nerve, and this has the looks to be a solid success on the art-house theater circuit. If you love the Beatles, you do not want to miss this. "Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Loved the extras, especially Pete Best recognition as their "early drummer" (not that I don't like you, Ringo!).