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The Beatles Anthology 

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An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands.
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1996   1995  
Top Rated TV #17 | Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Paul McCartney ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
George Harrison ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
Ringo Starr ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
George Martin ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
Neil Aspinall ...  Himself / ... 6 episodes, 1995-1996
Derek Taylor Derek Taylor ...  Himself 6 episodes, 1995-1996
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Storyline

This series is a documentary on the life and times of the Beatles. It features clips from many of their songs as well as in-depth descriptions of their songs, tours, and lives. Written by Marc A. Frigon

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (DVD)

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4:3
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Trivia

The idea for this retrospective first came up in 1970. Apple Corps collected as much archive footage of the band as they could from around the world. Neil Aspinall then assembled a 90 minute documentary tentatively titled "The Long and Winding Road". Plans for the completion of the project lay dormant until 1980 when all four of the former members of the Beatles agreed to a television special which was to have featured a mini-concert at its conclusion. The project was to have been broadcast sometime in the early 80's. However these plans where interrupted when John Lennon was murdered on December 8, 1980. See more »

Quotes

George Harrison: [on The Beatles' second visit to Shea Stadium] Yeah, okay I don't remember ever going there twice...
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Alternate Versions

A longer 10-hour "director's cut" is available on DVD and contains additional music, interviews and other material not in the televised edition. Some material from the original version, however, is missing in the longer version, including "Real Love". See more »

Connections

References Jailhouse Rock (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Please Please Me
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
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The most comprehensive documentary of the greatest band ever!
10 April 2003 | by vjose10See all my reviews

This is indeed the most comprehensive documentary (or "rockumentary") of the greatest band/artist of all time. Although the total length of the newly released 5-DVD box set lasts for more than 11 hours, it sure doesn't feel like it! It doesn't drag a bit at all, and you will be thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. This is essential, not only for all Beatles fans, but also for anyone with even a passing interest in pop/rock music! This collection easily supersedes any previous Beatles documentaries... including the fabulous "The Compleat Beatles"(released in 1982), which is out of print anyways.

Enjoy!!!


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