A Hard Day's Night - 50th Anniversary Restoration
In 1964 the biggest band on the planet made their big screen debut with A Hard Day's Night, a groundbreaking film that presented a typical day in the life of The Fab Four as they tried to outrun screaming fans, find Paul's mischievous grandfather, deal with a stressed TV producer and make it to the show on time. Directed with unrelenting verve by Richard Lester, whose innovative techniques paved the way for generations of music videos, the film's frenetic mix of comic escapades, legendary one-liners and pop perfection captured a moment in time that defined a generation. The most iconic band in music history had arrived.
This new 4K restoration is approved by director Richard Lester, and includes the original mono soundtrack as well as newly created 5.1 surround and stereo mixes supervised by sound producer Giles Martin at Abbey Road Studios.
Audio presented in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, uncompressed stereo and mono.
In Their Own Voices - a new piece combining 1964 interviews with The Beatles with behind-the-scenes footage and photos
You Can't Do That: The Making of A Hard Day's Night - a documentary by producer Walter Shenson including an outtake performance by The Beatles
Things They Said Today - featuring director Richard Lester, music producer George Martin, screenwriter Alun Owen and cinematographer Gilbert Taylor
Picturewise - a new piece about Richard Lester's early work featuring a new audio interview with the director
Anatomy of a Style - a new piece on Richard Lester's methods
New interview with author Mark Lewisohn
Audio commentary with cast and crew
New 50th anniversary trailer
First released: Monday 21st July 2014
- Distributor: Metrodome
- Region: B
- Discs: 1
- Subtitles: English SDH
- Catalogue: 2NDBR4035
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