Thursday, 4 August 2011

Scorsese's film about George Harrison - Special features

Deluxe  Edition of George Harrison - Living In The Material World
Here's the bonus material on this film:
George plays the Uke*
Here Comes The Sun
Dispute and Violence
Deep Blue*
Paul McCartney interview
Jeff Lynne interview
Damon Hill interview
Growing Up in Liverpool interview*
Neil Aspinall interview*
The Inner Light interview*
Gordon Murray interview*

* Exclusive to the Deluxe Edition.

Extra in the box (Deluxe edition only):
- Audio CD featuring never-before-heard tracks available exclusively within this package
- 96-page book - featuring never-before-seen photographs, illustrations and reminiscences from friends, including a Foreword by Martin Scorsese and an Introduction by Paul Theroux
- 2 x Exclusive Lithographs
- Integrated easel back for photo display
- Beautiful Collectable Picture Frame Packaging

Directed by Martin Scorsese, George Harrison – Living in the Material World is a stunning double-feature-length film tribute to one of music’s greatest icons. Containing a wealth of previously unreleased material, this Deluxe Edition contains 2 DVDs, a Blu-ray, a CD of never-before-heard tracks (available exclusively in this edition) and a 96-page book to accompany the film--all beautifully packaged within a collectable picture-frame box.

In Living in the Material World, Scorsese uses never-before-seen footage from George Harrison’s childhood, throughout his years with The Beatles, through the ups and downs of his solo career, and through the joys and pain of his private life, to trace the arc of George’s journey from his birth in 1943 to his passing in 2001. Living in the Material World features private home videos, photos and never before heard tracks to chronicle the incredible story of the extraordinary man.

Despite its epic reach, the film is deeply personal. Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, among many others, talk openly about George’s many gifts and contradictions and reveal the lives they shared together. In every aspect of his professional, personal and spiritual life, until his final hours, George blazed his own path.

As his friend John Lennon once said: "George himself is no mystery. But the mystery inside George is immense. It’s watching him uncover it all little by little that’s so damn interesting."

The BBC will show the documentary on TV in the UK in November.
In the USA, HBO has acquired the North American broadcast rights to the documentary, which will debut in two parts — on October 5 and October 6, 2011 — exclusively on HBO.


Brian Fried said...

Any word on whether HBO will be releasing this on DVD/Blu as well?

I want the extra CD, but the Blu is useless to people in North America because it's the wrong frame rate — PAL instead of NTSC.

Wogew said...

Are you sure it will be PAL? I'd think it'd be NTSC worldwide like most video discs. All PAL players and PAL TV's can play back NTSC content...

flooms2323 said...

Is the book by Olivia Harrison the same as the book in the dvd package?

Wogew said...

No, it's not.

brianfulmer said...

Thanks a lot for getting back to me on that.

leesa said...

As far as I can tell there are no NTSC versions of this Commentary. I've only seen PAL versions... which is a real drag.

I would love to see all the bonus features. And... I understand there are even more Bonus Features on the Deluxe version... I am so confused.

leesa said...

Sorry for being a noodle, Mr Wog. I didn't realize you generously listed the difference in the versions (above).

Thanx so much!