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Help!

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Ringo possesses a sacrificial ring, which he cannot remove from his finger. As a result, the Beatles are chased from London to the Austrian Alps to the Bahamas by religious cult members, a mad scientists and the London police.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Capitol Records, Inc., 2007
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE H
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (153 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([16] p. : col. ill., ports. ; 18 x 13 cm.)
Alternate Title: Beatles Help!

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Jan 01, 2015
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Of course, because it stars The Beatles, Help! is the one film that you simply wouldn't dare give a low rating to (or, would you?), even though, aside from a few good moments, it wasn't all that funny, nor was it entertaining enough to hold my interest for very long.

In fact, a lot of the time, I found Help! to be downright stupid, its juvenile mentality specifically geared to the non-thinking, Beatle-crazed teens of that screwed-up era of Pop Music History.

Naturally, Help! was just another opportunity to showcase The Beatles and promote their latest album of #1 hit songs, which included such tunes as Ticket To Ride, You're Gonna Lose That Girl, and, of course, the film's title tune, "Help!".

The truth of the matter is - As hopelessly inferior as it was, had this film starred any other Pop group, other than the likes of The Beatles, then you can surely bet that it would've probably killed those band members' careers as musicians, like, pronto!

Besides having a really weak script that, at times, bordered on pure nonsense, I understand that a lot of Help!'s problems came directly from The Beatles, themselves.

At this early point in their music/movie careers The Fab 4 had just discovered the wonders of "marijuana". Since the boys were constantly engulfed in such a thick haze of dope smoke during filming, they couldn't remember their lines and were forever going into convulsions of uncontrollable tittering and giggling.

As you can well-imagine, the film crew came close, many times, to blowing their tops when scene after scene was botched by more fits of incessant "Beatle" laughter and another retake had to be done. Naturally, since this was "The Beatles" that we're talking about here, the crew kow-towed to every whim of Pop Music's new-found royalty, kept their mouths shut, and continued filming at a literal snail's pace.

Jul 20, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The KCLS has a second generation copy of the Beatles "Help". Souvenirs are included in the package which makes it fun. Please don't take any and thanks to KCLS for ordering this really cool edition of "Help".

Dec 10, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

Sep 05, 2012
  • Missumuch rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love it, watch it as much as I can. Beatles music from beginning to end, and an entertaining story line to boot. My fave songs. The storyline of them running from here to there because of this Ring is hilarious and the nutcase Priest chasing them with the hoods in brown skirts is actually the same actor from the original "OMEN" movie with Gregory Peck but with the Beatles, he's funny.
Always sad when its over, although the ending beach scene where everybodys fighting is glorious. And then this bit about the Singer Sewing Machine??!! I mean, the humor is madcap.... I loop it right back to the beginning.
Thanks-

Nov 17, 2011
  • bstudent rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

i thought it would be more music which is the only thing that saved this film. mostly quirky anticks, humor, etc...kinda funny but the music saves it.

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Dec 10, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“A joke is a very serious thing.” -Winston Churchill

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