Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The Beatles' A HARD DAY'S NIGHT 50th Anniversary theatrical restoration

One of the greatest movies of all time is set to sweep back into theaters this weekend. Here is a media release of special interest to those who live in Southern California...

The Beatles' A HARD DAY'S NIGHT 50th Anniversary theatrical restoration / re-release, opening nationwide on Friday, July 4th  

Special LA sneak preview this Thursday, July 3rd

Exuberant Pop culture phenomenon A HARD DAY'S NIGHT opens nationwide this July 4th in a 50th Anniversary Re-Release, with a state of the art digital restoration from the 35mm original camera negative, and new sound mix approved by sound producer Giles Martin.  The final result was approved by director Richard Lester, and is in its original theatrical aspect radio of 1.75:1.  (more info below).

This exuberant classic will open theatrically nationwide on July 4th in over 100 theaters,  including The Cinefamily in Los Angeles, Friday July 4 - Thursday July 10th.

** Special sneak preview screening in Los Angeles at the Cinefamily, 
as the opening night of their annual
Don't Knock The Rock Film and Music Festival
Thursday, July 3rd, 7:30 p.m., Cinefamily
Screening presented by filmmaker and fest founder Allison Anders & Tiffany Anders
with special guests, giveaways, and after-party.

Opens July 4th Nationwide
Opening in Los Angeles at The Cinefamily, Friday, July 4th - Thursday July 10th

Special Sneak Preview Screening July 3rd, 7:30pm - Opening Night of Don't Knock The Rock Music and Film Festival

Dir: Richard Lester | UK 1964 | Black and White | 1.75:1 | 87 Minutes

Cinefamily Info:

Nationwide Screenings:

New Trailer:

Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan 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 wily, exuberant 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.

About the Restoration:
Using the latest in digital restoration technology, the Criterion Collection was able to restore A Hard Day's Night from the 35mm original camera negative, which, though incomplete, was in excellent condition. The missing material was taken from two original interpositives. The image was scanned in 4K resolution on a Scanity film scanner to retain the character of the film's original printing stock without any generational loss, and the raw data was carefully treated using a variety of digital tools to remove dirt, scratches, flicker, and other damage. The final result was approved by director  Richard Lester, and is in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.75:1.  

1 comment:

newwavegeo said...

I'd love to see this new version of the film.