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5 items from 2014


Blu-ray Review – A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

22 July 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A Hard Day’s Night, 1964.

Directed by Richard Lester.

Starring Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell and Norman Rossington.

Synopsis:

A look into the (hard) day and night adventures of The Beatles.

Many who haven’t yet seen A Hard Day’s Night will still be familiar with some of the 50 year-old tropes featured in the film. The opening alone has been parodied and referenced dozens of times (Austin Powers, for one) and many of people would have certainly heard at least one song off the soundtrack. The trouble is, many haven’t actually seen the film that houses all these wonderful pieces of pop culture. However, with the 50th anniversary rerelease, the opportunity to seek it out comes even easier, and more luxuriously, thanks to a beautifully remastered soundtrack and an incredibly crisp picture.

We follow the “Fab Four” on what it supposed to look »

- Gary Collinson

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Film Review: It’s Been ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ Then, Now & Forever

5 July 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – If you are lucky enough to have the 50th Anniversary edition of “A Hard Day’s Night” playing in your area, drop everything and go see it, especially if you’ve never seen it before. The Beatles – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – are ageless and timeless in a new print restoration and sound remastering of their 1964 debut film.

Rating: 5.0/5.0

There is no way to describe the luck and timing of the music phenomenon called “The Beatles.” They were four guys in a rock band, but they virtually influenced everything the 1960s had to offer, due to the perfect moment they entered the arena and fired their creativity into the mass production era of record albums and baby boomers. Their first film was a coming together of the right screenwriter (Alan Owun) and the perfect director (Richard Lester), who captured a zeitgeist as it was happening »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Re-Viewed: A Hard Day's Night, Richard Lester's Beatles brilliance

4 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

You only need look at the opening scene of A Hard Day's Night, Richard Lester's fleet-footed day in the life of The Beatles, to see just how much of an impact the film has had. As the first chord of the title track rings out and the group evade screaming fans to board a train to London, it's clear that this was the moment the music video was born.

A Hard Day's Night pre-dated MTV by almost two decades, but the channel would probably never have existed had it not been for Lester's beautiful synchronisation of music with images here. 50 years on from its original release, and with a new digital restoration heading back to cinemas, this film is still as fun and lively as ever.

It was Lester's anarchic short The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (starring Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers) that caught the attention of The Beatles and studio United Artists, »

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

2 July 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

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 »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Review: "A Hard Day's Night"- Restored 50th Anniversary Theatrical Release

1 July 2014 3:19 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Mark Cerulli

After a meticulous 4K restoration by none other than the Criterion Collection, the Beatles’ first film, A Hard Days Night, was unveiled at La’s Raleigh Studios. Yes, the image was crisp and clean, not a smudge or scratch in sight. (No surprise there as the film’s director Richard Lester personally approved the restoration.) And yes, the music sounded glorious in a new 5.1 mix. In fact, George Harrison’s iconic opening riff on the title track just about knocked this Cinema Retro scribe off his seat! But what was really special about this whimsical film was watching it through the prism of fifty years. From frame 1, we know how we lost both John Lennon and George Harrison. We are living with climate change, al-Qaeda, overpopulation and deforestation, so this movie is a welcome relief, capturing a simpler time in a quainter London which was then still »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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