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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 »


The film states that the clues began to appear in the albums after Paul's Death on November 9th 1966. However, the first three albums that the clues appeared in ("Rubber Soul", "Yesterday... and Today" and "Revolver") all were released before the date of Paul's supposed death ("Rubber Soul" being the earliest in December 3rd 1965). See more »

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21 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Growing up in the 1960's I was a huge Beatles fan and remember vividly the "Paul is dead" hoax back in the fall of 1969. Naturally, out of curiosity, I also looked at the clues that I heard about on the radio and, like an immature 15 year old, I played my Beatles records backwards. The only thing I really got out of it all was that I ruined some of my records in the process.

When I saw this "mockumentary" on Amazon I bought it, again out of curiosity. Unfortunately, my curiosity got the best of my wallet and nothing else. The "voice" was not George Harrison's, but a cheap imitation. Also, what was really insulting to the intelligence of core Beatles fans was the film's awful chronological inaccuracies. For example, "George" talks about the album "Rubber Soul" and it's song contents that offered clues to Paul's demise. Unfortunately, this album was recorded in the Fall of 1965 and released by Capital/EMI for Christmas of that year; a FULL year BEFORE Paul's fatal accident in November, 1966.

"George" states that "Yesterday and Today" (which was only released by Capital in the US and not in the UK) was made AFTER "Revolver". Again, bull twinkies. Revolver was released by EMI on August 5, 1966, almost a full THREE months before Paul's "accident"; "Yesterday and Today" was released in the late Spring of 1966, again a terrible inaccuracy in the timeline. In short: a lot of goofs, but possibly unnoticed by those who know nothing about Beatles music.

This film is an insult to George Harrison. George was a remarkably brilliant musician and couldn't possibly be inaccurate about these accounts.

If Paul's death was an MI5 cover up, then why didn't the CIA cover up Elvis' death in 1977? I'm sure that hundreds of Elvis fans would have jumped out of windows upon hearing about his death! Is MI5 more competent than the CIA? Never mind, you don't have to answer that question!

All in all, this film is awful. Don't waste your money on it.

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