|Finally on Blu-ray (USA A1 region coded)|
Synopsis: From the director of K-PAX, Hackers, and Skeleton Key, and starring Sheryl Lee (Twin Peaks), Stephen Dorff (Blade, Cold Creek Manor), and Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) BACKBEAT is an energetic musical drama chronicling the pre-fame Beatles as they head to Hamburg in search of success. As they gain popularity, the "fifth Beatle," bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff), falls in love and ultimately must choose between his best friend John Lennon (Ian Hart), his new love Astrid Kirchherr (Sheryl Lee) – and the greatest rock-and-roll band in the world.
Winner of the London Film Critics Circle's British Newcomer of the Year Award and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Film Music, the 1993 film features a soundtrack that includes music from Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), David Pirner (Soul Asylum) and Mike Mills (R.E.M.).
Special Features and Technical Specs:
- A Conversation with Astrid Kirchherr
- Deleted Scenes
- Interviews with Iain Softley and actor Ian Hart
- Iain Softley interview for the Sundance Channel
- Audio commentary with Iain Softley, Ian Hart, and Stephen Dorff
- TV Featurette
- Casting Session
- Optional English subtitles for the main feature