A Hard Day's Night

A Hard Day's Night

DVD - 2014 | Director-approved DVD special edition.
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"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, uncluding 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."--Back cover.
Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
Edition: Director-approved DVD special edition.
ISBN: 9781604658545
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. 1 folded sheet (9 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
video file,DVD video,region 1


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May 30, 2017

I think this is one of those love/hate films - you will either love it, or you will hate it (find it extremely self-indulgent and scattered). Where you land is almost entirely decided by whether you are a Beatles fan or not. If you are a Beatles fan, you will love the nostalgia, the music, and the fun antics in the film. If you are not a Beatles fan, you might find the film like a spoiled child, self-indulgent and immature. This film was not made to be an achievement of cinema - this film was made to delight Beatles fans. And I think most Beatles fans will be delighted to watch it.

LPL_IlkaI May 20, 2017

The quintessential Beatles film by Richard Lester is now a part of the Criterion Collection! This classic black and white film is a must see for any Beatles fan, both novice, and die hard alike. This brilliant film is fifty odd years old and still ages supremely. You would be hard pressed to not enjoy the humorous high jinks that the Fab Four find themselves in!

May 17, 2017

I like the Beatles but this movie is garbage. No plot, no point, only 3 or 4 funny parts, made solely to secure distribution rights to the songs.

Feb 24, 2016

great movie

Feb 20, 2016

Yay! Play it loud! Such a fun movie.

arbolito Jun 18, 2013

Love it! Brings back silly happy times and just palin fun!

Feb 17, 2013

Awesome movie! One of my favorites in fact... lots of British humor too.

AmandaCRamos Oct 16, 2012

Not really a Beatles fan but this movie was very good. I liked it alot.I also like the songs from this movie.

Apr 06, 2012

I think the planets must have aligned, or there was some other rare, cosmic force at work, to have brought these four talented, charismatic, mop-topped lads from Liverpool together. Their harmonies and melodies were just magical (the incredible producer Sir George Martin's brilliant musical direction and influence deserves a mention, as well). This 1964 'mockumentary', (which directly influenced the format of "The Monkees" TV show), captured a brief, magnificent snapshot of their skyrocketing, chaotic lives, almost fifty years ago. Hounded by the press, attacked by mobs of ferocious, hysterical girls, pressured by endless producers, agents, recording studios, stuffed shirts... And even though these twenty-somethings handled all that stress effortlessly... always smiling... they needed escape. Down a fire exit to run around like madmen in an empty field. Or poetically into the sky in a helicopter. With Paul's cheeky grandfather. A very clean old man. The Beatles were genius, and they changed the world. And my life, for the better, for always.

crankylibrarian Jan 05, 2011

My 9 year old dissolves into uncontrollable giggles whenever we watch this. Let's face it: the Beatles were a group of overgrown kids sticking it to the stuffy adults. What's not to like?


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Apr 07, 2012

Reporter: "How did you find America?" John: "Turned left at Greenland."

Apr 07, 2012

Reporter: "Are you a mod or a rocker?" Ringo: "Um, no. I'm a mocker."

Apr 07, 2012

Reporter: "What would you call that hairstyle you're wearing?" George: "Arthur."

Apr 07, 2012

Ringo: "I don't snore." George: "You do. Repeatedly." Ringo: "Do I snore, John?" John: "Yeah, you're a window rattler, son." Ringo: "That's just your opinion. Do I snore, Paul?" Paul: "With a trombone hooter like yours, it would be unnatural if you didn't." Grandfather: "Now, Paulie... don't mock the afflicted." Paul: "Ah, come off it. It's only a joke!" Grandfather: "Aye, it may be a joke to you, but it's his nose. He can't help havin' a hideous great hooter! And his poor little head, tremblin' under the weight of it!"

Apr 07, 2012

Grandfather: "It's your nose, you know. Fans are funny that way, they take a dislike to things. They'll pick on a nose." Ringo: "Aw, you pick on your own."


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