Special Collector's Edition includes Feature Film Plus 100 Minutes of Extras & 64 Page Booklet!
In The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, Oscar-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) explores the history of The Beatles through the lens of the group's concert performances, from their early days playing small clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg to their unprecedented world tours in packed stadiums around the globe, from New York to Melbourne to Tokyo. The film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.
After their legendary North American television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, The Beatles transfixed the U.S. and the tremors were felt worldwide, transforming music and pop culture forever with their records and television appearances. The Beatles' extraordinary musicianship and charisma also made them one of the greatest live bands of all time. The first feature-length documentary authorized by The Beatles since the band's breakup in 1970, Eight Days A Week features rare and never-before-seen archival footage of shows and interviews, plus new interviews with McCartney, Starr and numerous prominent observers. The film captures the exhilaration of The Beatles' phenomenal rise to fame as well as the toll it eventually took on the band members, prompting them to stop touring altogether in August 1966 and devote their prodigious musical energy to the series of ground-breaking studio recordings for which they are best known today.
Featuring a wealth of specially created supplementary material totaling 100 minutes of extras, the deluxe editions contain exclusively created featurettes for fans to delve even deeper into the band's world. Accompanying these are stunning, fully restored full length performances of some of the band's most iconic tracks including "Twist and Shout" and "She Loves You" recorded at the ABC Theatre, Manchester in 1963 and "Can't Buy Me Love" at the NME Awards, 1964, in London, bringing the experience of seeing The Beatles in concert fully to life for all fans.
Special Collector's Edition Features:
• Blu-ray feature disc
• Blu-ray Bonus Disc (containing approx. 100 minutes of extras)
• Words & Music (24 mins)
• Early Clues To A New Direction (18 mins)
• Liverpool (11 mins)
• The Beatles in Concert (12 mins)
• Three Beatles' Fans
• Ronnie Spector and The Beatles
• Shooting A Hard Day's Night
• The Beatles in Australia
• Recollections of Shea Stadium
• The Beatles in Japan
• An alternative opening for the film
• 64 page booklet with an introduction from director Ron Howard, essay by music journalist and author Jon Savage and rare photos from The Beatles' private archive