There aren’t too many things that I happen to be a rabid fan of, besides alcohol, sniffing glue and various powdered substances which are strictly medicinal, but I can easily count the Beatles in that list of fandom. It doesn’t matter how old you are, as the first true mega-group of the 20th century have created a legacy that will never fade. Fifty years ago, the Beatles hit cinemas with a project that captured the swinging sixties in all it’s glory. And now, A hard day’s night is coming back to the big screen.
Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play slapstick versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” A Hard Day’s Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time.
John, Paul, George and Ringo will be bringing the British invasion to theaters around the world from July 4, but of you’re keen to rather have it on home media, it’ll be hitting Blu-Ray on June 24.
Last Updated: April 30, 2014