Independent British distributors Second Sight Films have revealed that they will be working on a Blu-ray release of director Richard Lester's A Hard Day's Night. In 1965, the film was nominated for two Academy Awards.
The distributors are yet to make a formal announcement detailing this upcoming release.
The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) head for London to appear on television, accompanied by their manager and Paul's grandfather (Wilfrid Brambell). Grandad gets into some trouble at a casino and then convinces Ringo to strike out on his own, but the boys find him just in time to play the big concert. Richard Lester's freewheeling directorial style set the tone for the Swinging Sixties.
I hope its better than my Canadian Alliance Blu ray ! Criterion is also releasing A Hard Days Night I hear ? I hope it has a Mono, and Stereo audio tracks to choose from. Great news anyway. Let it Be maybe in the fall I hope ! Happy 50th anniversary ! Beatles Forever !! Love it, Thank You !
Giles Martin, son of the Beatles' record producer Sir George Martin and co-producer of their "Love" Cirque Du Soleil surround remixes, tweeted that he's been working on 5.1-channel music remixes for the songs utilizing the original recording session masters and work parts at EMI...this should, at the very least, sound spectacular for the music alone!!!
Good news. But I will not pre-order... at least not before having read a review of the final product. Now what's this news about a Criterion edition? Given Criterion's long standing reputation for stellar bonus features, could they just smuggle in "Let it Be" as a hidden feature? Without anyone's permission ..?