I’m not going to say too much about The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years. The critics loved this movie, as did audiences. There’s lots of archival footage that we haven’t seen, and the clips have been edited together masterfully. You are going to see concert clips, press conference clips, hotel rooms, recording studios, and the shocking response of the young female fans. (Why are they crying?) It is really enjoyable to take this trip down memory lane, particularly during this tumultuous political climate.
But — I would have preferred a more complete retrospective of their lives. I could sacrifice some of the abundant content of their early lives to get some of the clips of The Beatles after 1966. Sure, I know that that wasn’t director Ron Howard’s intention or vision, but that’s just me.
You won’t be disappointed with a view of this film, and it’s a great reminder that there was a time when music could cross partisan boundaries, and bring us together in agreement. – [DVD] [Blu-Ray]
DVD Release Date: 11/15/16