The Beatles ‘Help!’ coming to Blu-ray in June

Universal Music is set to release The Beatles Help! on Blu-ray this summer.  The 1965 film will be released on high def June 25th in the U.S. and June 24th in the U.K., and will feature a newly restored version of the movie with a 5.1 audio soundtrack and over an hour of bonus features.

Richard Lester directed the film about the band protecting drummer Ringo Starr from an Eastern religious cult after he obtained a sacrificial ring that cannot be removed from his finger.  Help! features seven classic Beatles tracks.

Special features include, courtesy of

  • The Beatles in Help! – a 30-minute documentary about the making of the film with Richard Lester, the cast and crew, including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of The Beatles on-set.
  • A Missing Scene – a film outtake, featuring Wendy Richard
  • The Restoration of Help! – an in-depth look at the restoration process
  • Memories of Help! – the cast and crew reminisce
  • 1965 Theatrical Trailers – two original U.S. trailers and one original Spanish trailer
  • 1965 U.S. Radio Spots (hidden in disc menus)


Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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