Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Europe: "A Hard Day's Night" for July

Photo taken while The Beatles filmed a scene for the movie trailer
While Criterion Collection has revealed plans for the upcoming remastered and restored USA edition of "A Hard Day's Night", UK distributor Second Sight Films have been silent, except for this announcement on their Facebook page: "A HARD DAYS NIGHT 50th Anniversary release is coming this Summer. The film will be in selected cinemas from July 4th when it will also begin an Extended Run of 2 weeks at BFI (British Film Institute) Southbank with a special preview and talk by Richard Lester on July 3rd. It will also be available to download from this date and be followed on July 21st by the Blu-ray and DVD release. More details will follow soon..."

This confirms the initial report by NME about the film being released on July 21st, which is a little less than a month after the USA release, on June 24th. Amazon (UK) still has not released the upcoming film for pre-ordering, and the film is still not announced on Second Sight Film's regular website. Formatwise, it is still unclear whether the European Blu-ray will be available on it's own, or if it will follow the pattern of the USA edition, where the Blu-ray is bundled with a regular DVD in a dual format package.

Dual format Blu-ray/DVD release from Criterion

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