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 blu-ray.com:
- 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)
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