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"A Hard Day's Night" 50th Anniversary UK Screenings And Video Release

  • CinemaRetro
Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

The year is 1964 and Beatlemania is in full swing. The biggest band on the planet are about to make their big screen debut. The film is A Hard Day’s Night, a seminal piece of filmmaking that shows The Beatles as they’ve never been seen before.

To celebrate its 50th Anniversary the film will be presented in a new 4k digital restoration approved by director Richard Lester, with three audio options - a monoaural soundtrack in addition to newly created stereo and 5.1 surround mixes supervised by sound producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios. The film will be in cinemas, on-demand and available to download from 4 July, followed by a special edition Blu-ray and two-disc DVD release on 21 July 2014, courtesy of Second Sight Films.

A Hard Day’s Night will have an Extended Run at BFI Southbank
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Ted Dicks obituary

Composer of witty hits for Bernard Cribbins and the theme for the TV series Catweazle

The composer Ted Dicks, who has died aged 83, was best known for the comic songs Right, Said Fred and The Hole in the Ground. The producer George Martin, who commissioned them, praised both songs for their "clever lyrics and quirky melodies, which hung together so neatly, leaving plenty of space for us to create a sound picture. All we had to do was add the right sound effects and musical arrangements." Dicks also wrote television scripts and theme songs for films and television, including the cult children's series Catweazle (1970-71).

He was born in north London, the son of a postal worker, Fred Dicks, and his wife, Violet. He attended Hornsey School of Art before being called up for national service. Following his two years in the Raf, Dicks won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art.
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Movies You Never Got Around To Watching But Always Wanted To See

  • HeyUGuys
Sky Movies HD have got quite a good season coming up called ‘Movies You Never Got Around To Watching But Always Wanted To See’ and this sort of thing is perfect for people who aren’t sure what movies they should watch.

Their week of films starts Monday 11th Oct – Sunday 17th Oct and includes classic and groundbreaking movies like Jurassic Park, Jaws, Cool Hand Luke and Dead Poets Society.

Have a look at the list below including the date and time it will air and I’ve given trailers for each movie, when it’s on TV and some of my favourite clips for some of the movies too.


Mon 11th 5.45pm Dead Poets Society

Director: Peter Weir

Cast: Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Welker White, Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Charles

Synopsis: Set in an exclusive boys preparatory school in 1959, a newly appointed English teacher uses unconventional techniques to inspire his students in classic poetry.
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