Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (DVD)

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Ron Howard directs this documentary which follows The Beatles during their touring years from 1962-1966. After quickly conquering the British music scene in the early 1960s, the band went on to play in front of sell-out stadium audiences all around the world. Featuring live performance footage and archive interviews, the film also includes insight from band members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as they recount their experiences and memories from the time.

Product Details

Barcode
9317731130564
Department
Movies & TV
Released
23 Nov 2016
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Documentary
Region
Region 4
Language
Arabic, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Polish, Slovene, Turkish, Slovak, Bulgarian, Romanian, Hung
Studio
Sony
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
138 min
Age Restriction
12
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
Release Year
2016
Running Time
106 min
Language
English
Working Title
Untitled Beatles Documentary
Categories
Dramas / British / Concert / Concert Footage / Documentary / Music (General) / Musicians / Rock Bands / Rock Music
US Box Office
$2.0 million
Official Website
http://www.thebeatlesliveproject.com/#home
Ratings
IMDb
7.8
Rotten Tomatoes®
96%
Metacritic
72
Synopsis
Director Ron Howard (RUSH, APOLLO 13) takes a look back at the years when the Beatles were still a touring band, from their early performances in Europe in 1963 to their decision in 1966 to quit playing publicly in order to focus on their work in the studio. This documentary features archival footage of the Beatles' legendary concerts, as well as interviews with surviving band members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and famous fans such as Whoopi Goldberg, Sigourney Weaver, and Elvis Costello.
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Poster for Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
Cast & Crew
Director
Ron Howard
Screenwriter
Mark Monroe
Director of Photography
Caleb Deschanel / Bradley Haskell / Wolfgang Held / Paul Lang / Dark Nel / Tim Suhrstedt / Michael Wood / Jessica Young
Hairstylist
Michael Braun / Sophie Brown / Lauren Kaye Cohen / Sandy Linter
Sound
Cameron Frankley
Sound Re-Recording
Chris Jenkins
Set Decorator
K.C. Fox
Makeup
John Bellas / Michael Braun / Sophie Brown / Haley Coates / Lauren Kaye Cohen / Maury Hopson / Rachel Leidig / Sandy Linter / Linda McGovern / Tracy Raffelson
Camera Operator
Victor Avila
Performer(s)
Beatles
Interviewee
Whoopi Goldberg / Elvis Costello / Malcolm Gladwell / Howard Goodall / Eddie Izzard / Larry Kane / Richard Lester / Kitty Oliver / Sigourney Weaver
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"Ron Howard is a studio craftsman who specializes in crowd-pleasing entertainment...THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK focuses on the band during their crowd-pleasing years: the era between 1962 and 1966 when they toured the world, delivering smiling and effervescent performances..."
A.V. Club (15 Sep 2016, )
Hollywood Reporter
"THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK supplies a month-by-month account of the band's brief tenure as a live band. Predictably full of great performing footage and incorporating new interviews with the too-few surviving witnesses..."
John DeFore (16 Aug 2016, )
Los Angeles Times
"It's no surprise that a documentary on the Beatles and their music is a treat, but the fact that it is not an unalloyed pleasure is a bit unexpected."
Kenneth Turan (15 Sep 2016, )
New York Times
"[J]ust try watching it without smiling.....Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the surviving Beatles, provide fresh interviews, and John Lennon and George Harrison are heard in clips, all of them reflecting on what it was like to ride the beast."
Neil Genzlinger (15 Sep 2016, )
Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 4 -- "[The film] catches the exhilarating kick of Beatlemania as the band toured 15 countries from 1963 to 1966....The documentary rightly keeps coming back to the music and the band's delight in making it."
Peter Travers (15 Sep 2016, )