Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I Do Appreciate You Being 'Round

The Beatles Help! DVDHelp! is finally seeing the light of day again on DVD October 30, The Beatles just announced today.

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.
Right, the story. Yeah, that's important. Better yet:
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:

*'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'
It is naturally digitally restored and comes with plenty of extras:
*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 restoration process.

*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.
Very, very nice. Watch a trailer for the release here. Any other announcements today tomorrow?

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