The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Blu-ray
Posted September 16, 2016
StudioCanal will release on Blu-ray Ron Howard's film The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years. The release will be available for purchase on November 21.
In addition to the standard release, StudioCanal will have available for purchase an exclusive Deluxe Edition.
Synopsis: Academy Award-winner Ron Howard's highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles' phenomenal early career The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years.
Featuring rare and exclusive footage from the early Beatles' journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles' career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world's acclaim.
Ron Howard's film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, "The Beatles."
DELUXE EDITION CONTENT AND SPECIAL FEATURES:
Blu-ray - Feature presentation
Bonus Blu-ray Disc (containing approx. 100 minutes of extras, highlighted below)
64 page booklet with an introduction from director Ron Howard, essay by music journalist 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 influence 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 Goodall, Peter Asher, Simon Schama and Elvis Costello. The interviews with Paul and Ringo are unseen.
Early Clues To A New Direction (18 mins) - A special feature touching on The Beatles as a collective, the importance of humour, the impact of women on their early lives and songwriting, and the band as a musical movement. Featuring John, Paul, George & Ringo, along with Paul Greengrass, Stephen Stark, Peter Asher, Malcolm Gladwell, Sigourney Weaver, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Curtis, Elvis Costello 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 early 1960's are brought vividly to life by those who worked closely with them at that time including fan club secretary Freda Kelly, Allan Williams an early manager, and Leslie Woodhead multi-award winning documentary film director.
The Beatles in Concert (12 mins) - Five great but rarely seen full length performances of The Beatles live in concert - Twist and Shout, She Loves You, Can't Buy Me Love, You Can't Do That and Help!
ADDITIONAL STANDARD BONUS FEATURES:
Three Beatles' Fans
Ronnie Spector and The Beatles
Shooting A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles in Australia
Recollections of Shea Stadium
The Beatles in Japan
An alternative opening for the film