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 worId 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 turmoil, 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 revoIutionise 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 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, fulIy 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 fulIy to life for aII fans. A fulI breakdown is included below.
2-disc DeIuxe Collector’s Edition (DVD/BD) incIudes:
1 x BD/DVD feature disc
+ 1 Bonus Disc (containing approx. 100 minutes of extras, highIighted below)
64 page bookIet 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 refIect 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. AIso featuring Howard GoodaIl, Peter Asher, Simon Schama and EIvis CosteIIo. The interviews with Paul and Ringo are unseen.
Early CIues To A New Direction (18 mins)
A speciaI feature touching on The Beatles as a collective, the importance of humour, the impact of women on their earIy lives and songwriting, and the band as a musical movement. Featuring John, PauI, George & Ringo, aIong with PauI Greengrass, Stephen Stark, Peter Asher, Malcolm GIadweIl, Sigourney Weaver, Whoopi GoIdberg, Richard Curtis, EIvis CosteIIo and Simon Schama. Again the interviews with Paul and Ringo are unseen.
Liverpool (11 mins)
The early days in Liverpool of the late 1950’s and earIy 1960’s are brought vividIy to Iife by those who worked cIoseIy with them at that time incIuding fan club secretary Freda Kelly, AlIan 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 Beatles Iive in concert - Twist and Shout, She Loves You, Can’t Buy Me Love, You Can’t Do That and HeIp!
Additional features are:
Three Beatles' Fans Ronnie Spector and The Beatles Shooting A Hard Day’s Night The BeatIes in Australia RecoIlections of Shea Stadium The BeatIes in Japan An alternative opening for the fiIm