Eight Days A Week to premiere in London Sep 12
Eight Days A Week - Special edition for Japan
Posted by Roger Stormo
Monday, September 05, 2016
On stage at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan, 1966.
Long time Beatles fan Yosi Noz wrote to us and told us that it has been announced that the Japanese edition of the "Eight Days A Week - The touring years" film has been specially edited for the screening in Japan. It will have a longer edit of the band's visit to Japan in 1966, as well as footage from their concerts at the Budokan Hall. We don't know how much footage from Japan there is in the international cut of the film, and we have no knowledge about other country-specific editions of the film. One could imagine that for instance the Australian version of the film could include more footage from the Beatles' visit there.
Yesterday, The Beatles released the clip "Boys", which features unseen colour footage from the 1964 Hollywood Bowl concert performance synched to the Hollywood Bowl version of the song. Just 29 seconds of the clip, which is taken from the upcoming documentary, is on preview. To see the clip in full, you'll need to sign up for Apple Music, or you may purchase it from iTunes. A complete performance is not filmed, so this clip also features unrelated footage from The Beatles on tour.
The Hollywood Bowl booklet reveals that the film will be out in home cinema formats in November.