Help 2-Disc DVD to be released on October 30th

Most people argue that A Hard Day’s Night is The Beatle’s best film.  I have to disagree.  I will feverishly argue that Help! is their film masterpiece.  I love the James Bond spoofs, the wonderful colors, and that killer flat with the bed in the floor.  Awesome.

It looks like the long-awaited DVD release of Help! is on its way to DVD.  It will hit shelves on, my birthday, October 30th.  It will come in a sing-disc, and two-disc deluxe edition.  It looks like they will be doing it up right this time around.  If you guys feel the need to get your favorite blogger anything for his birthday this year, I think this will fit the bill.

UPDATE: The Beatles Official website has been updated too!  There is a GREAT animated Help! header on the main page.  You can also view the trailer for the film on their website.

Here’s what we’ve read.

Apple Corps Ltd have announced the eagerly anticipated DVD release of The Beatles’ second feature film ‘Help!’ on October 30th (October 29th ROW) which will be marketed and distributed by EMI Music.

Directed by Richard Lester, who also directed the band’s debut feature film ‘A Hard Days Night’, ‘Help!’ made its theatrical debut in 1965. The story follows The Beatles as they become passive recipients of an outside plot that revolves around Ringo’s possession of a sacrificial ring, which he cannot remove from his finger. As a result, he and his bandmates John, Paul and George are chased from London to the Austrian Alps and the Bahamas by religious cult members, a mad scientist and the London police.

In addition to starring the Beatles, ‘Help!’ has a witty script, a great cast of British character actors and features 7 classic Beatles tracks, including:
— ‘Help!’
— ‘You’re Going To Lose That Girl’
— ‘You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away’
— ‘Ticket To Ride’
— ‘I Need You’
— ‘The Night Before’
— ‘Another Girl’

The DVD will be a 2-disc set. Disc 1 will feature the original film digitally restored with a newly created 5.1 soundtrack, while Disc 2 contains an hour of extra features, including:

— The Beatles in Help!:  30 minute documentary about the making of the film with Richard Lester, the cast and crew.
Includes exclusive behind the scenes footage of The Beatles on set.
— A Missing Scene Featuring Wendy Richard
— The Restoration of Help!
— An in depth look at the restorationprocess.
— Memories of Help!
— The cast and crew reminisce
— Theatrical Trailers
— 2 US trailers and 1 Spanish trailer.
— 1965 US Radio Spots
— Hidden in disc menus.

There will be 2 editions of the DVD — a standard digipack and a deluxe boxed set that will contain a reproduction of Richard Lester’s original annotated script, 8 lobby cards and a poster, plus a 60-page book with rarely seen photographs and production notes from the movie. Both the deluxe book and the standard booklet feature an introduction by Richard Lester and an appreciation by Martin Scorsese.

Source: Yahoo


4 Responses

  1. I am so excited about this. Help has always been my favorite. (And yes, I totally wanted a bed in my floor and didn’t understand why my parents wouldn’t accommodate me.)

    “Please say no more.”
    “I can say no more!”

  2. a hard days night, yellow submarine, the beatles anthology now help… great news…i hope magical mystery tour is next with many bonus items too and of course the number 1 dvd, is let it be…….. i love help, the another girl video is my favorite.. ” hey be attle”

  3. oct 30th is my birthday, too, yaeh!

  4. In 1979, the BBC screened the Beatles’ “Let It Be” film, so I was able to see it (although it was via a black and white set).
    What impressed me the most was the (now legendary) rooftop performance from the 30th January 1969 — that was by far and away the best part of the film. Just imagine being able to witness that event. I have never been able to forget it, so I was amazed to read in The Daily Mail in 2002 that this film was going to be digitally restored for release on DVD — unfortunately, we are still waiting for an announcement.
    I hope we won’t have to wait too much longer — it’s been nearly 40 years!!

    Regards to all.

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