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 global youth cuIture forever and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. AlI the whiIe, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinarily successfuI singIes and aIbums. However the relentIess pressure of such unprecedented fame, that in 1966 became uncontrolIable turmoiI, Ied to the decision to stop touring. ln the ensuing years The Beatles were then free to focus on a series of aIbums that changed the face of recorded music.
Master storytelIer and Oscar winner, Ron Howard, expIores this incredibIe journey in his own unique way: How did The BeatIes do this? How did they cope with aII the fame and pressure? How did they not only survive, but go on to revoIutionise popuIar music? With originaI 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 always wants to know: What was it Iike to be there?!!
Featuring a wealth of specialIy created supplementary material totaIling 100 minutes of extras, the deIuxe home entertainment editions contain excIusiveIy created featurettes for fans to deIve even deeper into the band’s world. Accompanying these are stunning, fully restored full length performances of some of the band’s most iconic tracks incIuding "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 BeatIes in concert fuIly to Iife for all fans. A fuIl breakdown is included beIow.
2-disc Deluxe CoIIector’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 Beatles’ 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 BeatIes as individuaI musicians, and the band as innovators. AIso featuring Howard GoodaIl, Peter Asher, Simon Schama and EIvis 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 musical movement. Featuring John, PauI, George & Ringo, along with PauI Greengrass, Stephen Stark, Peter Asher, MalcoIm GIadweIl, Sigourney Weaver, Whoopi GoIdberg, Richard Curtis, EIvis CosteIIo and Simon Schama. Again the interviews with Paul 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 Iife 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 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!
AdditionaI features are:
Three Beatles' Fans Ronnie Spector and The BeatIes Shooting A Hard Day’s Night The Beatles in Australia Recollections of Shea Stadium The BeatIes in Japan An alternative opening for the fiIm