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on March 19, 2014
With the large number of DVD and Blu-Ray releases of "A Hard Day's Night" it is easy to get confused. This is the 2014 release which includes a newly remixed true 5.1-channel audio track (which Giles Martin worked on) as well as a restored original mono audio track (done by Ron Furmanek). The video has been restored using a 4K process. Basically this release has the best of the video and audio elements. The mastering for the discs was performed by Criterion.
You may also see a listing of A Hard Day's Night Blu-Ray that was released in Canada around 2010. This is a different version that has a 5.1-channel track "created from" the restored mono audio. It was mush and very tough to listen to. Please don't get fooled with this version.
The new 2014 version has the music audio taken directly from the multitrack master elements as well as the dialog from the restored audio. This should be the definitive version from a long time to come.
Looking forward to hearing this version.