The film has been digitally restored in 4K resolution
In celebration of Independence Day in America, Janus Films has released The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night in 100 cities nationwide.
Janus Films has released a new clip of the to celebrate the theater showings.
For the 50th anniversary of its world premiere in London, the epoch-making music movie has been digitally restored in 4K resolution from the original camera negative by the Criterion Collection’s restoration team giving the film a dazzling new look. The resulting image, approved by director Richard Lester, will feature a soundtrack remixed and remastered for modern 5.1 sound systems by producer Giles Martin at Abbey Road Studios.
A Hard Day’s Night in which the bandmates play versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,””I Should Have Known Better,”and “If I Fell,”A Hard Day’s Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time.
Fans can click here to see if there’s a showing near them. It’s also available via Video On Demand (VOD) outlets.
The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 21st as part of Janus Film’s Criterion Collection featuring a monaural soundtrack and a new 5.1 surround soundtrack made by Apple Records—presented in uncompressed monaural and DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray. The three disc boxed set contains an audio commentary, a new documentary containing interviews from The Beatles from 1964 with behind-the-scenes footage and photos, a making of documentary, a 2002 documentary about the film, deleted scenes, trailers and more.
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