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14 May 2014
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A couple of Wogblog entries on the upcoming A Hard Days Night 50th Anniversary releases.

Contrary to earlier reports the screening of the film in Leeds isnt the only one in Europe, it will also be getting shown in Italy (so Leeds or Italy are your options so far if in Europe).

Excerpts from the UK DVD report (in quotes)

The cover

Second Sight approached award-winning design studio La Boca to illustrate a new poster for the release of the film’s new restoration. Second Sight’s Managing Director Chris Holden said: 

‘We love La Boca’s work and knew they would be the people to create something special for this iconic film’

The bonus content for the UK dvd is reported on amazon as

  • In Their Own Voices - a new piece combining 1964 interviews with The Beatles with behind-the-scenes footage and photos

  • You Can't Do That: The Making of A Hard Day s Night

  • a documentary by producer Walter Shenson including an outtake performance by The Beatles

  • Things They Said Today - featuring director Richard Lester music producer George Martin, screenwriter Alun Owen and cinematographer Gilbert Taylor

  • Picturewise - a new piece about Richard Lester s early work featuring a new audio interview with the director

  • Anatomy of a Style - a new piece on Richard Lester s methods

  • New interview with author Mark Lewisohn

  • Audio commentary with cast and crew

  • New 50th Anniversary Trailer

  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the hearing impaired

and so omits some of the features on the US dvd.

Why? Who the hell knows! Just give everyone the same damn release and stop all this bits and pieces crap. Looks like it may have to be the US import as the one to buy.

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

Von Bontee said
Yeah, it's pretty ugly but who really cares? It's not like you'll be staring at the cover while the discs are actually playing. I'll reserve my outrage for something like a colourized 3-D version of the film - now that's an abomination.

I do agree with you here, but that is kind of like saying Sgt Pepper's would've been exactly the same with a simple portrait of The Beatles

OK, when you put it that way, I understand your (and Father McCartney's) point. I'd be as annoyed as anybody about bad album cover art. For various reasons, I just don't regard DVD/Bluray covers the way I do album covers - I don't see them as anything other than functional. Which I guess doesn't make a lot of sense on my part.

I still think "this has really burst my bubble, I was so looking forward to this" is a bit of an overreaction, but whatever.

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You can already purchase or rent the newly restored version of A Hard Day's Night in the US on iTunes (news courtesy of WogBlog). [x-posted to the news thread]

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^^ Someone said that Ringo looks like American comedian Soupy Sales, and I can't get that out of my mind now.

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parlance said

^^ Someone said that Ringo looks like American comedian Soupy Sales, and I can't get that out of my mind now.

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OMG he does look like Soupy! I can't unsee that now, either.

That American one is better, but only just. What's up with the "Star Trek" font and the overall sci-fi vibe?? It would've been so easy & logical to just go with an original 1964 movie poster.

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vonbontee said

parlance said

^^ Someone said that Ringo looks like American comedian Soupy Sales, and I can't get that out of my mind now.

parlance

OMG he does look like Soupy! I can't unsee that now, either.

That American one is better, but only just. What's up with the "Star Trek" font and the overall sci-fi vibe?? It would've been so easy & logical to just go with an original 1964 movie poster.

Cause this version of Hard days Nights takes place in SPACE! where the Beatles join Captain James T. Kirk and and explore strange new worlds with the power of rock and roll.

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