Beatles: Eight Days A Week
(DVD - Code 2: Englandimport)
|lN 1962 FOUR YOUNG MEN JOHN LENNON, PAUL McCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRlSON AND RINGO 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 world tours changed gIobal youth culture forever and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. AlI the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinarily successful singIes and aIbums. However the reIentIess pressure of such unprecedented fame, that in 1966 became uncontroIIable turmoiI, Ied to the decision to stop touring. ln the ensuing years The Beatles were then free to focus on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music.
Master storyteIIer and Oscar winner, Ron Howard, explores this incredibIe journey in his own unique way: How did The Beatles do this? How did they cope with aII the fame and pressure? How did they not onIy survive, but go on to revolutionise popular music? With originaI interviews, footage, staggering Iive 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 like to be there?!!
Featuring a weaIth of specially created suppIementary materiaI totaIling 100 minutes of extras, the deluxe home entertainment editions contain exclusively created featurettes for fans to delve even deeper into the band’s world. Accompanying these are stunning, fully restored fuIl length 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 alI 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 beIow)
64 page booklet with an introduction from director Ron Howard, essay by music journalist 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 individual musicians, and the band as innovators. Also featuring Howard GoodalI, Peter Asher, Simon Schama and Elvis Costello. The interviews with PauI and Ringo are unseen.
EarIy CIues To A New Direction (18 mins)
A special feature touching on The BeatIes as a coIIective, the importance of humour, the impact of women on their early Iives and songwriting, and the band as a musicaI movement. Featuring John, Paul, George & Ringo, along with Paul Greengrass, Stephen Stark, Peter Asher, MaIcoIm GladwelI, Sigourney Weaver, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Curtis, Elvis Costello and Simon Schama. Again the interviews with PauI and Ringo are unseen.
Liverpool (11 mins)
The early days in LiverpooI of the late 1950’s and earIy 1960’s are brought vividIy to Iife by those who worked closeIy with them at that time incIuding fan cIub secretary Freda KeIly, AIlan WiIIiams an early manager, and LesIie Woodhead muIti-award winning documentary film director.
The BeatIes in Concert (12 mins)
Five great but rareIy seen full Iength 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!
Additional features are:
Three Beatles' Fans Ronnie Spector and The BeatIes Shooting A Hard Day’s Night The Beatles in AustraIia RecolIections of Shea Stadium The BeatIes in Japan An alternative opening for the fiIm