If you are a Beatles fan, go see this in the cinema! The restoration of old concert footage is thrilling for anyone who ever wanted to see the Beatles perform; even if you have seen this footage before, you haven't seen it like this. Perhaps the best part was the Bonus Reel after the film, an amazing restoration of the 1966 documentary film The Beatles At Shea Stadium.
The extra 30 minutes footage of The Beatles 1965 concert at Shea Stadium after end credit is the reason you spent some money to buy a ticket of this movie. Oh yes, it was digitally restored to 4K resolution. Well, in my opinion, watching The Beatles in high definition is a f*cking PERFECTION! A compliment to the director and his crews...
The remastered footage is a treat, but this film is nothing you haven't heard, seen, read before. If you are part of the 99% of the population that cannot deny the Beatles' cheekiness and charm, then you'll enjoy this enough regardless.
When Howard shows the rare clips he located of the Beatles performing this is really a treat. However, too much of the film reviews the well-known history of the touring years (recording, etc). I understand that some of that history is necessary to put the touring in context, but I was looking forward to real nitty-gritty type information about their live act over that period of time. I found it to be too broad.
Ron Howard's brilliant new documentary of the Beatles on tour in the early sixties when they were just 19. They were so neatly dressed by Brian Epstein for Twist and Shout. We now know how remarkable and irreplaceable they were and this film pours a deluge of euphoria all over us. They released 'With the Beatles' in November '63 after Kennedy was shot and America raged with race and nuclear atoll tests.
An affectionate look at the Beatlemania phonomenon, put together with genuine love and respect. This presents some delightful new footage and is a wonderful time capsule of a defining moment in popular music history.
Full of fantastic footage and made with love and appreciation for their music. There are some great moments - such as the band refusing to play in segregated venues in the south - that I had no about before. Really enjoyable.