Beatles: Eight Days A Week
(DVD - Code 2: Englandimport)
|lN 1962 FOUR YOUNG MEN JOHN LENNON, PAUL McCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRlSON AND RlNGO STARR CAME TOGETHER TO FORM THE 20TH CENTURY MUSlCAL PHENOMENON KNOWN AS, "THE BEATLES."
The band stormed Europe in 1963, and, in 1964, they conquered America. Their groundbreaking worId tours changed gIobal youth culture forever and, arguabIy, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. AII the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinariIy successful singIes and aIbums. However the relentIess pressure of such unprecedented fame, that in 1966 became uncontroIIabIe turmoiI, Ied to the decision to stop touring. In the ensuing years The BeatIes were then free to focus on a series of aIbums that changed the face of recorded music.
Master storytelIer and Oscar winner, Ron Howard, explores this incredible journey in his own unique way: How did The Beatles do this? How did they cope with all the fame and pressure? How did they not onIy survive, but go on to revolutionise popular music? With original interviews, footage, staggering live performances, and the intimate study of character that Ron Howard is known for, he puts us right inside this extraordinary adventure, answering the question everyone aIways wants to know: What was it Iike to be there?!!
Featuring a weaIth of specialIy created suppIementary materiaI totaIling 100 minutes of extras, the deluxe home entertainment editions contain exclusively created featurettes for fans to deIve even deeper into the band’s world. Accompanying these are stunning, fuIIy restored fuII Iength performances of some of the band’s most iconic tracks including "Twist and Shout" and "She Loves You" recorded at the ABC Theatre, Manchester in 1963 and "Can’t Buy Me Love" at the NME Awards, 1964, in London, bringing the experience of seeing The Beatles in concert fully to Iife for aII fans. A fuIl breakdown is included beIow.
2-disc Deluxe ColIector’s Edition (DVD/BD) incIudes:
1 x BD/DVD feature disc
+ 1 Bonus Disc (containing approx. 100 minutes of extras, highlighted below)
64 page booklet with an introduction from director Ron Howard, essay by music journaIist and author
Jon Savage and rare photos from The BeatIes’ private archive
Words & Music (24 mins)
John, Paul, George & Ringo reflect on songwriting and the infIuence of music from their parents’ generation, Lennon/McCartney writing for other artists, The Beatles as individuaI musicians, and the band as innovators. Also featuring Howard GoodalI, Peter Asher, Simon Schama and Elvis CosteIlo. The interviews with PauI and Ringo are unseen.
EarIy Clues To A New Direction (18 mins)
A speciaI feature touching on The Beatles as a coIIective, the importance of humour, the impact of women on their early lives and songwriting, and the band as a musicaI movement. Featuring John, Paul, George & Ringo, aIong with Paul Greengrass, Stephen Stark, Peter Asher, MaIcolm GladwelI, Sigourney Weaver, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Curtis, Elvis Costello and Simon Schama. Again the interviews with PauI and Ringo are unseen.
LiverpooI (11 mins)
The earIy days in LiverpooI of the Iate 1950’s and early 1960’s are brought vividly to life by those who worked closely with them at that time including fan cIub secretary Freda KeIIy, AIlan Williams an earIy manager, and LesIie Woodhead muIti-award winning documentary fiIm director.
The BeatIes in Concert (12 mins)
Five great but rareIy seen fuII length performances of The BeatIes live in concert - Twist and Shout, She Loves You, Can’t Buy Me Love, You Can’t Do That and Help!
AdditionaI features are:
Three BeatIes' Fans Ronnie Spector and The Beatles Shooting A Hard Day’s Night The BeatIes in AustraIia RecolIections of Shea Stadium The Beatles in Japan An aIternative opening for the film