The Beatles Help! (2-DVD)

Help! (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1965
  • Label: Capitol
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Slipcase
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary: "The Beatles in HELP!" - Exclusive behind the scenes footage.
    • Featurette:
      1. The Restoration of HELP!
      2. Memories of HELP!
    • Trailers:
      1. U.S. Theatrical Trailers (2)
      2. Spanish Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Easter Eggs: 1965 U.S. Radio Spot

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 10/20/1995
"...Entertaining....[The music] is wonderful and the European scenery and eyeful..." -- Rating: B+
Rolling Stone - 11/15/2007
4 stars out of 4 -- "[N]onstop slapstick, even more like a cartoon than the later, animated YELLOW SUBMARINE..."
Uncut - 12/01/2007
3 stars out of 5 -- "[C]heck out the filters on 'Another Girl' and the insouciantly inventive editing on 'Ticket To Ride,' not to mention the gorgeous kaleidoscopic end credits..."
Empire - 01/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] musical interludes, absurdist humour and director Richard Lester's nutty invention and energy..."

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Beatles | British | Rock Legends

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: August 9, 1965
  • World premiere at the London Pavilion Theatre, July 29, 1965.
  • Part of the film was shot on location on Paradise Island in the Bahamas in February 1965.
  • Originally, HELP! had the working title EIGHT ARMS TO HOLD YOU, but the band changed the title after failing to produce material relating to it.
  • The film was "respectfully dedicated" to the memory of Mr. Elias Howe, whom in 1846, invented the sewing machine.
  • Songs include "Help!," "You're Gonna Lose That Girl," "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away," "The Night Before," "Another Girl," "Ticket to Ride," and "I Need You".
  • The film, along with A HARD DAYS NIGHT, was restored over a span of four years. Original prints were discovered in U.S. warehouses, while some restoration work was done from prints with German subtitles.
  • The restored version of HELP! was shown on the American Movie Classics cable channel on July 2nd, 1996, during the station's fourth annual "Film Preservation Festival."

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  • Sales Rank: 93,304
  • UPC: 5099951034795
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