Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Poster, trailer and cinema dates

Film poster for "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years".
Finally, The Beatles have released a film trailer and a poster, as well as information about what started as a documentary about The Beatles live concerts, but ended up as a broader perspective on the first part of their career, from 1962 to 1966.

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years will be getting a theatrical all-star world premiere in London on September 15th, and the same day it will also be screened in France and Germany. Other countries will follow, currently release dates have been published for Australia and New Zealand (September 16th) and Japan (September 22nd), in addition to the previously mentioned UK, France and Germany (September 15th).

Hulu will have the exclusive US streaming video on-demand rights to the film on SVOD beginning September 17th – marking the first feature film to debut on Hulu following its theatrical premiere. The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is the first film acquired by Hulu’s Documentary Films arm which will serve as a new home for premium original and exclusive documentary film titles coming to Hulu.

The film is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, The Beatles. It will explore their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film will focus on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.

Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

Richard Abramowitz’s Abramorama will handle the US theatrical release of the film that is set to be an event driven experience with a few special surprises planned for cinemagoers.



Of special interest is a brief sequence near the end of the trailer, featuring colour footage shot from behind the band, from the Washington DC concert, February 1964.

Link: TheBeatlesEightDaysAWeek.com

Credits:
Award-winning Editor Paul Crowder is the editor. Crowder’s long-time collaborator, Mark Monroe, is serving as writer. Marc Ambrose is the supervising producer.
White Horse Pictures’ Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award®-winner and Emmy® Award-winner Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment are producing with Ron Howard. Apple Corps Ltd.’s Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde are serving as executive producers, along with Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East and Nicholas Ferrall. Studiocanal is an anchor partner on the film, having acquired UK, France, Germany and Australia and New Zealand rights.

20 comments:

Brian Fried said...

Any idea who the Canada carrier is — because Hulu is blocked from us?

old man taylor said...

Revolution
The studio years

Just wanted to call that

old man taylor said...

Revolution
The studio years

Just wanted to call that

richard cornock said...

Yes i wa thinking that. The title does give the feeling that there will be a part 2. But is there really much more to say that hasn't been covered umpteen times before?

Mark McKendrick said...

Really disappointed that this movie went from being the suppos'ed "Live Project" to being just another interpretation of the same common drivel we've known about since 1962.

Beach Boys Opinion Page said...

From all apparent indications, the Washington DC footage is not "color footage", but simply the B&W footage colorized.

RAJ said...

The story we don't know? I suppose this film is going to be aimed at those who never saw "The Complete Beatles" or "Anthology" either. If you don't know the Beatles' story, this film will likely be quite enjoyable. If you already know the story, it will likely be yet another rehash of all the same stories.

old man taylor said...

Young people will love this movie as it will be new to them.i sure there
will be some "oh my god"moments for the old folks too.

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Matthew Love said...

I fear the worst.

winston o´boogie said...

Yes, that is correct.

Jon Gossard said...

Does anyone have any idea if this is going to be released on Blu-Ray?

KimA said...

do anyone know which all live footages there will be in the film? And what is the technical level? The Twist and Shout have scratches still on the picture...

Sime's World said...

Washinbgton footage is clearly colourised and the Tokyo '66 material appears inferior to other elements.

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Maxwell Edison said...

Both Tokyo '66 concerts have just been released on the underground in 'Anthology' quality..

RICK GARDNER said...

Japanese footage was shot by NHK network for broadcast, using STATE OF THE ART video gear for 1966. It was released on LaserVision in Japan, but not in US or UK. They may have just marked up the image for the trailer, for effect. Mark Lewisohn says it was Nippon TV network. Why was I thinking NHK for 50 years?

Martin said...

Will this film include the making of 'Rubber Soul' and 'Revolver'?
I too fear a 'same old, same old' scenario, and I hope the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Mike Myers and other showbiz luvvies aren't involved telling 'their Beatles story' for the umpteenth time...

Maybe part 2 would be more interesting? With all the rare and unseen stuff from 67 onwards (Knole Park, the 'Hey Bulldog' session, the alternate 'Walrus' etc) that has surfaced on the Revolver TV YouTube channel up for possible restoration and inclusion, a studio years film (and the formation and disintegration of Apple) could be a real challenge for the right director...

Randie said...

The description looks like it's great,and I really truly hope that this helps debunk this extremely ignorant,ridiculous,ludicrous stupid myth that The Beatles were ever a stupid,uncool,untalented boy band!



Oh and I hope it deals with how primitive,and limited their sound systems were in those days too and that it was amazing they sounded as good as they did live,nobody could have sounded great on those poor sound systems it was impossible. But The Beatles were so great,they would have even sounded good playing out of a cave.

Randie said...

Also there has never been a Beatles documentary made by an academy award winning,or by any big name producers or directors in movie theaters,there was the Oliver Stone documentary about The Doors,and Martin Scorsese Rolling Stones documentary and one on George Harrison not about The Beatles and there really should have been one made 20-30 years ago.And this is only on their touring years not their entire brilliant music career and they amazingly wrote and played 50 years worth of mostly great diverse music in on only an amazing 8 year recording career.