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1 September 2010 (USA) See more »
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In this mockumentary spoof of "Paul Is Dead" theories, the summer of 2005, a package arrived at the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Paul McCartney ... Himself

George Harrison ... Himself

John Lennon ... Himself

Ringo Starr ... Himself

William Campbell ... Himself

Directed by
Joel Gilbert 
 
Produced by
Joel Gilbert .... producer
 
Original Music by
Wayne Peet 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Belanger 
Joel Gilbert 
 
Sound Department
Wayne Peet .... sound effects editor
Wayne Peet .... sound mixer
 
Animation Department
Andrew Peers .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Danielle Arnold .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ken Lasaine .... musician: guitar
Ellington Peet .... musician (drums)
Wayne Peet .... composer: additional music
 

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USA:95 min
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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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Factual errors: 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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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Better ways to get a point across, 6 September 2010
Author: OldFlattop from United States

This thing had the serious look and feel of one of the old "Faces of Death" videos, and that took its integrity away right from the start. Unfortunately, "Faces of Death" had a much higher reality factor than this "documentary." Discard any notion that the alleged Harrison tapes have any reasonable provenance. 1) The voice is obviously not Harrison's. 2) The story told is far too detailed. If Harrison was attempting to lay out the conspiracy, it is doubtful he would explain what everyone already knew. More likely, he would say, "Remember all those clues about Paul? Well, they were all intentional and here's why." 3) The quality of the tapes is far too good to have been recorded on a micro-cassette recorder. 4) Harrison would have certainly remembered that he worked on "Rubber Soul" before the alleged McCartney death.

The intention is clearly to use a fictional framework to propound a theory of government involvement with the Paul McCartney death hoax. A better way to go about it would have been the time-honored documentary tradition of actually talking to people. Certainly, you could drum up at least a handful of interviewable people who would relish the notion of damning Her Majesty's government. Even supermarket tabloids can get independent verification of obvious lies.

So, as a documentary, this one fails. As an informative piece about the McCartney death rumors, it provides no information that has not been seen or heard elsewhere. I saw nothing here that was new to me, but, then again, I've followed this rumor since 1970.

If you are new to the McCartney rumors, this would be a good place for basic information. Books on the subject are plentiful, and the Internet (really) is a good source of information.

In a way, it's a shame to treat this subject in such a slipshod fashion. The McCartney death hoax is a powerful sociological issue. Personally, I believe that the Beatles set out to create the rumor, and toyed with us for several years with clues. I do not buy the MI5 angle whatsoever. I do, however, subscribe to the theory that the co-opting of the Beatles' lyrics by Charles Manson had a chilling effect on what might have been the eventual revelation of the hoax as real and not necessarily ill-intentioned.

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