Restored Beatles Film Arriving on DVD
A restored version of the Beatles’ first film is arriving on DVD.
A digitally restored version of A Hard Day’s Night is being readied for release on both DVD and Blu-ray.
Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr told Access Hollywood that he had a lot of fun on set and recalls one scene that wasn’t planned.
Ringo said that one day, he showed up to shoot and had come “directly from a nightclub” and was unable to remember his lines. That’s when director Richard Lester got the idea to just follow Ringo around with a camera and capture him being sad and lonely. Ringo said he got a lot of praise for that scene and it’s funny because he wasn’t acting. He said he really did feel “dejected and miserable.”
Richard Lester was involved in the new release and even gave his blessing to the restoration of his original work. Giles Martin, who is the son of the Beatles producer George Martin worked on restoring the audio and soundtrack for the film.
The restored version of A Hard Day’s Night comes with the documentaries You Can’t Do That: The Making of A Hard Day’s Night, Things They Said Today and In Their Own Voices, which features never before seen photos, behind the scenes action and interviews from 1964 plus other additional bonus material.
The restored version of A Hard Day’s Night will be out July 4; in time for its 50th Anniversary.