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Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison (2010)

In this mockumentary spoof of "Paul Is Dead" theories, the summer of 2005, a package arrived at the Hollywood offices of Highway 61 Entertainment from London with no return address. Inside ... See full summary »

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In this mockumentary spoof of "Paul Is Dead" theories, the summer of 2005, a package arrived at the Hollywood offices of Highway 61 Entertainment from London with no return address. Inside were two mini-cassette audio tapes dated December 30, 1999 and labeled "The Last Testament of George Harrison". A voice eerily similar to Harrison's tells a shocking story: Paul McCartney was killed in a car crash in November of 1966 and replaced with a double! British intelligence, MI5, had forced the Beatles to cover up McCartney's death to prevent mass suicides of Beatle fans. However, the remaining Beatles tried to signal fans with clues on album covers and in songs. Until now, the "Paul is Dead" mystery that exploded worldwide in 1969 was considered a hoax. However, in this film, the mysterious voice on the tapes reveals a secret Beatles history, chronicling McCartney's fatal accident, the cover up, dozens of unknown clues, and a dangerous cat and mouse game with "Maxwell," the Beatles' MI5 ... Written by Highway 61 Entertainment

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Possibly for legal reasons, the title on the DVD case is "Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison?" while the on-screen titles lack the question mark. See more »

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The film states that the final album recorded was 'Let It Be'. However in reality that album was recorded months before 'Abbey Road'. There was even a bootleg album of the 'Let It Be' sessions leaked to the public before 'Abbey Road' was released September 1969. See more »

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Wow............I don't even think I can give this a star rating.
20 April 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Most Beatles fans will already know the infamous urban legend of McCartney being replaced by the other Beatles. This "documentary" adds the original spin that MI5 was behind the mass deception (there you go). As a serious air-tight case for conspiracy it fails from the start. The first three albums with "clues" were actually released before the supposed death date of McCartney given in the film itself(!). As a mockumentary it's over long and boring. Given that it's meant to be George's "last testament", fake George seems to waffle on much about the "clues" like a wikipedia article, missing out on a chance to expanded on the insane "behind the scenes" story.

The voice over that's meant to be Harrison sounds nothing like him or anything even a resembling a Liverpudlian accent. As a piece of camp, the grim tone and gory "dead McCartney" pictures are too on the nose for this fun for fans – making seem more like a Faces of Death style feature then a fanboy "what-if" film. And the final scenes cross the line from being stupid to just plain offensive.

In the right hands, it could of been a fun idea, but instead tyhe mess comes off as sleazy.


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