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The US Criterion Import of AHDN blu ray is now available to buy on Amazon UK.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Criter.....ht+blu+ray

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I have a confession. I've never seen the original. If I don't watch the original between now and next Sunday, I will end up seeing the restored version first when I go see it at the theater with @Expert Textpert. How sacrilegious would this be? Will I get excommunicated from the forum?

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I'm pretty sure the DVD I have is the one from the 90's or 2000's (don't know when the last one came out). 

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The last one was 2002 i think thru Miramax. 

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meanmistermustard said
The last one was 2002 i think thru Miramax. 

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Yep, that's the one I have. Thanks

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I meant to put my post above (142) into this thread instead of the scholarly thread on the remixing of the movie so I moved that conversation here.

So, the 2002 the one you have, @IveJustSeenAFaceo, has a digitally restored soundtrack and an enhanced picture. I'm not into this kind of stuff. How does that make it different from the original? What type of enhancements were done? How does the sound seem different?

I hope those questions aren't too daft. They probably are. But, I'm still curious to know.

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I don't know the differences, as my 2002 copy is the only version I've ever seen. Sorry.

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Beatles Rarities on the new release.

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Ahhh Girl said

I meant to put my post above (142) into this thread instead of the scholarly thread on the remixing of the movie so I moved that conversation here.

So, the 2002 the one you have, @IveJustSeenAFaceo, has a digitally restored soundtrack and an enhanced picture. I'm not into this kind of stuff. How does that make it different from the original? What type of enhancements were done? How does the sound seem different?

I hope those questions aren't too daft. They probably are. But, I'm still curious to know.

I never saw anything before the Miramax release, so I don't know how the picture was enhanced. It looked fine to me, though. The soundtrack seemed a little too loud in comparison with the voices. I think I remember turning it up and down.

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meanmistermustard said
The last one was 2002 i think thru Miramax. 

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You are aware a Blu Ray version came out 2 years ago, right????  It definitely won't be any better, but may offer more outtakes and extra's.

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Had no idea about the blu-ray. Thanks Bongo.

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LA Times article on the Catalina screening with Patti Boyd.

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Ringo looks back on AHDN 50 years later.

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@ahhh girl asked about digital movie restoration and such.  I know a little.

First of course they go to the earliest copy available.  On the soundtrack, they apply noise reduction, speed & tone changes as necessary to sync with the video.

 the most noticeable thing about the video cleanup is it should be sharper. 

I can't directly address the 2002 version but this is the standard classic movie restoration process (classic movies are my second love).  A/V2002.

The guy who is working on the A/B sessions probably knows way more about this than I.

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Examiner's review of the 2014 reissue.

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I posted a pic from last night's Don't Knock the Rock festival's AHDN opening at Cinefamily of director Allison Anders giving the intro, and sharing her memories of seeing the film several times when it first came out. She said she screamed her way through it every time, and only heard the dialogue when she saw it a drive-in, where she couldn't scream. 

She also credits AHDN with jumpstarting her career as a filmmaker. For those unfamiliar with Allison Anders, she's actually name-checked by Paul in Many Years from Now, which I have to think is the ultimate nod for a diehard fan.

Ms. Anders did giveaways that included the poster for the latest release. I knew the answers to all of them but one (about Charlotte Rampling), but since I was volunteering, I didn't think it was appropriate to raise my hand to answer any of them.

This was the most fun I've had volunteering so far. I wore my Paul tour t-shirt, and got many compliments on it. After the screening, I overheard a man asking Ms. Anders about the additional performance that didn't make it into the film. She hadn't heard about it, so I jumped in and told him the song ("You Can't Do That") is available on the new DVD/Blu-Ray set.

If you have the chance to watch the film on a big screen, you should. I was noticing nuances in facial expressions I hadn't picked up on a smaller screen. And it's just so much fun to see it with other enthusiastic fans. Later, I told the volunteer coordinator that if he needs me for other screenings this week, I'm happy to help out. :-D

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Ringo looks back on AHDN 50 years later.

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This article convinced me that the 2002 version is a must-buy.  There are lots of extras - interviews, another Peter Asher documentary, etc.

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Saw AHDN in a theatre tonight!  It was so amazing to see it on a big screen, huge Beatle faces to look upon (they were so cute and so young), see their personalities come through, and the sound and picture were really clean.  (So was Paul's grandfather.)  I noticed and understood things I hadn't before and their instruments are really cool to look at, too.  I wished that the audience could have let loose and screamed or whatever but everyone was too old and the place was really intimate, like 20-25 people tops.  The film seemed to play by much faster than I remember but it was a really great treat.  If you can see AHDN in theatres, do it, how many times in your life can they put The Beatles in the movies?

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Awesome! I will be seeing ADHN on Sunday...the day after I see Ringo.

Have fun at Paul's concert! Perhaps you will bump into Zig. Though you probably won't know it. I'm not sure, but I doubt he looks like his avatar. If you do Zig, sorry.

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Ahhh Girl said
Awesome! I will be seeing ADHN on Sunday...the day after I see Ringo.

Me and my uncle are also seeing it on Sunday.  It's at the local "art" theater (not xrated, good offbeat movies), so it will be small and intimate at least :)

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