The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years is a 2016 documentary film directed by Ron Howard about The Beatles' career during their touring years from 1962 to 1966, from their performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final concert in San Francisco in 1966. The film was released theatrically on 15 September 2016 in the United Kingdom and 16 September in the United States, and started streaming on Hulu on 17 September 2016.
In the 1960s, the Beatles exploded on to the public scene, seemingly out of nowhere as the band's formative years of constant performing at home and in Hamburg, and Brian Epstein's grooming, finally paid off beyond their wildest dreams. Ron Howard isn't the first person I would have pictured directing a documentary about the Beatles, but "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years" is great in every way. It focuses on the period from 1963-1966, as the Fab Four traveled the globe. No surprise that they drew throngs of shrieking teenage girls everywhere that they went.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week-The Touring Years. Abramorama Release Date: September 16, 2016. Summary: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years documents 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 explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become the extraordinary phenomenon, The Beatles. The first two-thirds is the usual documentary-style coverage of the Beatles's Touring Years: 1962 - 1966.
A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966. Genre: Documentary, Music. Actor: Whoopi Goldberg, George Harrison, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Larry Kane, Elvis Costello.
In the ensuing years The Beatles were then free to focus on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music. Master storyteller and Oscar winner, Ron Howard, explores this incredible journey in his own unique way: How did The Beatles do this? How did they cope with all the fame and pressure? How did they not only survive, but go on to revolutionise popular music?
In The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. Oscar-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) explores the history of The Beatles through the lens of the group’s concert performances, from their early days playing small clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg to their unprecedented world tours in packed stadiums around the globe, from New York to Melbourne to Tokyo. The first feature-length documentary authorized by The Beatles since the band’s breakup in 1970, Eight Days A Week features rare and never-before-seen archival footage of shows and interviews, plus new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and numerous prominent observers.
The group’s fans today, of any age, are bound to welcome Eight Days a Week, in which Beatlemania’s mid-‘60s comet of joy and astonishment is thrillingly captured. One, The Beatles were hugely industrious during this period (apart from a brief lull in early 1966). Besides their extensive touring schedule and making movies, they were writing and recording songs at an astonishing clip, and the quality of that music is still blazingly evident today. The second point is that they survived the maelstrom, and especially the crucible of 1966, by being as tight and mutually supportive as four best friends could be.
Complete your The Beatles collection. Really great documentary about the touring days of a certain ultra-popular band directed by Ron Howard AKA Ritchie from Happy Days but unlike Happy Days, this film doesn't jump the shark and you'll have Happy Days listening to Beatles music soon after watching it! It's a great introductory piece for those who don't know much about The Beatles and you'll learn a lot about what it's like being in the most famous rock band in the world plus it's free.
|1-1||Documentary (The Ron Howard Film)||106:00|
|2-1||Words & Music||24:00|
|2-2||Early Clues To A New Direction||18:00|
|Full Length Performances The Beatles Live 1963-1965||(12:00)|
|2-3.1||She Loves You|
|2-3.2||Twist And Shout|
|2-3.3||Can't Buy Me Love|
|2-3.4||You Can't Do That|
|2-4||A Deeper Dive||43:00|
|2-5||An Alternative Opening For The Film||3:00|
|OPTBD3092||The Beatles||Eight Days A Week (The Touring Years) (2xBlu-ray, S/Edition, DTS)||Imagine Entertainment, White Horse Pictures, Polygram Entertainment, StudioCanal||OPTBD3092||UK||2016|
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|DAXA-5114||The Beatles||Eight Days A Week The Touring Years (3xBlu-ray, Dlx, Ltd, Multichannel, 5.1)||Kadokawa||DAXA-5114||Japan||2016|
|B0025750-59||The Beatles||Eight Days A Week (The Touring Years) (2xBlu-ray, S/Edition, DTS)||UMe, Imagine Entertainment, White Horse Pictures, Polygram Entertainment, Capitol Records||B0025750-59||US||2016|
|505656||The Beatles||Eight Days A Week (The Touring Years) (Blu-ray, DTS)||Imagine Entertainment, White Horse Pictures, Polygram Entertainment||505656||Europe||2016|