A Hard Day's Night

(DVD - 2002)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Hard Day's Night
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A lively, good-natured spoof of "Beatlemania" portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the rock group.
Statement of Responsibility: Miramax Films ; a Walter Shenson production ; original screenplay by Alun Owen ; produced by Walter Shenson ; directed by Richard Lester
Title: A hard day's night
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002]
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 92 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964
Disc two, "Supplemental material": "Their production will be second to none" (interviews with the filmmakers); "With the Beatles" (cast); "Working like a dog" (the production crew); "Busy working overtime" (post production crew); "Listen to the music playing in your head" (George Martin); "Such a clean old man!" (memories of Wilfrid Brambell); "I've lost my little girl" (Isla Blair interview); "Taking testimonial pictures" (Robert Freeman interview); "Dressed to the hilt" (Gordon Millings interview); "Dealing with 'The men from the press'" (Tony Barrow interview); "They and I have memories" (Klaus Voorman interview); "Hitting the big time in the USA" (Sid Bernstein interview)
DVD-ROM features include: screenplay viewer; "Remember all the little things"; roundtable discussions; access to the DVD Destination Site; award-winning "A hard day's night" website archive
Contents: Disc 1. Feature. Things they said today: contemporary recollections about making the movie
Disc 2. Supplementary material
Credits: Director of photography, Gilbert Taylor ; editor, John Jympson ; musical director, George Martin ; songs by John Lennon, Paul McCartney.
Performers: The Beatles, Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington, Victor Spinetti.
Summary: A lively, good-natured spoof of "Beatlemania" portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the rock group.
Audience: MPAA rating G
System Details: DVD
Other Language: English and French language soundtracks; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Beatles Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Rock films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Publisher No: 18301
ISBN: 0788818317
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE H
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Jun 18, 2013
  • arbolito rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love it! Brings back silly happy times and just palin fun!

Feb 17, 2013
  • L52U rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome movie! One of my favorites in fact... lots of British humor too.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I think the planets must have aligned, or there was some other rare, cosmic force at work, to have brought these four talented, charismatic, mop-topped lads from Liverpool together. Their harmonies and melodies were just magical (the incredible producer Sir George Martin's brilliant musical direction and influence deserves a mention, as well). This 1964 'mockumentary', (which directly influenced the format of "The Monkees" TV show), captured a brief, magnificent snapshot of their skyrocketing, chaotic lives, almost fifty years ago. Hounded by the press, attacked by mobs of ferocious, hysterical girls, pressured by endless producers, agents, recording studios, stuffed shirts... And even though these twenty-somethings handled all that stress effortlessly... always smiling... they needed escape. Down a fire exit to run around like madmen in an empty field. Or poetically into the sky in a helicopter. With Paul's cheeky grandfather. A very clean old man. The Beatles were genius, and they changed the world. And my life, for the better, for always.

Oct 16, 2012
  • AmandaCRamos rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Not really a Beatles fan but this movie was very good. I liked it alot.I also like the songs from this movie.

Jan 05, 2011
  • crankylibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My 9 year old dissolves into uncontrollable giggles whenever we watch this. Let's face it: the Beatles were a group of overgrown kids sticking it to the stuffy adults. What's not to like?


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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Grandfather: "It's your nose, you know. Fans are funny that way, they take a dislike to things. They'll pick on a nose." Ringo: "Aw, you pick on your own."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Reporter: "What would you call that hairstyle you're wearing?" George: "Arthur."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Reporter: "How did you find America?" John: "Turned left at Greenland."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ringo: "I don't snore." George: "You do. Repeatedly." Ringo: "Do I snore, John?" John: "Yeah, you're a window rattler, son." Ringo: "That's just your opinion. Do I snore, Paul?" Paul: "With a trombone hooter like yours, it would be unnatural if you didn't." Grandfather: "Now, Paulie... don't mock the afflicted." Paul: "Ah, come off it. It's only a joke!" Grandfather: "Aye, it may be a joke to you, but it's his nose. He can't help havin' a hideous great hooter! And his poor little head, tremblin' under the weight of it!"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Reporter: "Are you a mod or a rocker?" Ringo: "Um, no. I'm a mocker."


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Apr 06, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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