- Director's Commentary and Introduction by Eric Idle
- Selected Memoirs by Eric Idle
- Deleted Scenes
- Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 13, 2001
- Originally Released: 1978
- Label: Rhino Theatrical
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scenes/Outtakes
- Introduction: Eric Idle
- Audio Commentary: Eric Idle - Director/ Star
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus:
Interactive Photo Album
Songs - Only Play Feature:
- Full-Motion Menus
- Selected Memoirs by Eric Idle
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Dan Aykroyd &
Eric Idle &
Art Direction by
Gary Weis &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by
Entertainment Weekly - 03/30/2001
"...The movie is both a razor-edged needling and a sweet homage to an era when love was indeed all anyone seemed to need..."
Mojo - 12/01/2004
"[An] unrestrained deconstruction of the group's legend and perfectly nuanced send-up of the 1970s Tony Palmer rock-doc."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Follow four mop-topped young Brits whose right choice of trousers (tight) gets them a lifetime recording contract despite their lack of musical ability. Overcoming that, they produce monumental albums like Sgt. Rutter's Only Darts Club Band
, which, along with appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and a concert at Che Stadium, cement their world domination of pop music. But, as with their Fab Four namesake, artistic differences and various other problems threaten to derail Rutlemania.
This Beatles parody, the brainchild of "Monty Python's" Eric Idle, originally aired as a skit on "Saturday Night Live." Audience response was so overwhelming that "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels decided to go ahead with a full production, enlisting "SNL" players John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, and Dan Aykroyd, to name a few.
Includes The Rutles' wonderfully warped songs "Ouch!," "Piggy In The Middle," "Cheese And Onions," "Get Up And Go" and many other twisted yet familiar-sounding tunes.
THE RUTLES is a hilarious send-up of the myth and reality--mostly the myth--of the Beatles. Created by Monty Python's Eric Idle and produced by SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE creator Lorne Michaels, this mockumentary contains cameos from Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Ron Wood, Bill Murray, and even one of the mocked himself, George Harrison. To make the comedy all the more exciting, this version was banned from United States television. Songs include: "Hold My Hand," "Number One," "Love Life," "Living in Hope," "Get Up and Go," "Cheese and Onions," "Doubleback Alley," and many others. It is not a stretch to say that without THE RUTLES--ALL YOU NEED IS CASH, there might never have been a SPINAL TAP.
- 1.Hold My Hand
- 2.Number One
- 3.With a Girl Like You
- 4.I Must Be in Love
- 6.Living in Hope
- 7.Love Life
- 9.Good Times Roll
- 10.Doubleback Alley
- 11.Cheese and Onions
- 12.Another Day
- 13.Piggy in the Middle
- 14.Let's Be Natural
- 15.Get up and Go
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
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