Stop Worrying ... Help! Is on the Way!

Apple Corps Ltd Proudly Announce the DVD Release of the Beatles Film

'Help!', October 30th



Sep 04, 2007, 01:00 ET from Apple Corps Ltd

    LONDON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Corps Ltd have announced the
 eagerly anticipated DVD release of The Beatles' second feature film 'Help!'
 on October 30th (October 29th ROW) which will be marketed and distributed
 by EMI Music.
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     Directed by Richard Lester, who also directed the band's debut feature
 film 'A Hard Days Night', 'Help!' made its theatrical debut in 1965. The
 story follows The Beatles as they become passive recipients of an outside
 plot that revolves around Ringo's possession of a sacrificial ring, which
 he cannot remove from his finger. As a result, he and his bandmates John,
 Paul and George are chased from London to the Austrian Alps and the Bahamas
 by religious cult members, a mad scientist and the London police.
     In addition to starring the Beatles, 'Help!' has a witty script, a
 great cast of British character actors and features 7 classic Beatles
 tracks, including:
     -- 'Help!'
     -- 'You're Going To Lose That Girl'
     -- 'You've Got To Hide Your Love Away'
     -- 'Ticket To Ride'
     -- 'I Need You'
     -- 'The Night Before'
     -- 'Another Girl'
     The DVD will be a 2-disc set. Disc 1 will feature the original film
 digitally restored with a newly created 5.1 soundtrack, while Disc 2
 contains an hour of extra features, including:
     -- The Beatles in Help! -- 30 minute documentary about the making of the
        film with Richard Lester, the cast and crew. Includes exclusive behind
        the scenes footage of The Beatles on set.
     -- A Missing Scene -- Featuring Wendy Richard
     -- The Restoration of Help! -- An in depth look at the restoration
        process.
     -- Memories of Help! -- The cast and crew reminisce
     -- Theatrical Trailers -- 2 US trailers and 1 Spanish trailer.
     -- 1965 US Radio Spots -- Hidden in disc menus.
     There will be 2 editions of the DVD -- a standard digipack and a deluxe
 boxed set that will contain a reproduction of Richard Lester's original
 annotated script, 8 lobby cards and a poster, plus a 60-page book with
 rarely seen photographs and production notes from the movie. Both the
 deluxe book and the standard booklet feature an introduction by Richard
 Lester and an appreciation by Martin Scorsese.
     Watch the 'Help!' DVD trailer here:
 http://emicat.edgeboss.net/wmedia/emicat/beatles/help_trailer_us.wvx
 
     CAST
     The Beatles:
     John...................................................John Lennon
     Paul...................................................Paul McCartney
     George.................................................George Harrison
     Ringo..................................................Ringo Starr
     Clang..................................................Leo McKern
     Ahme...................................................Eleanor Bron
     Foot...................................................Victor Spinetti
     Algernon...............................................Roy Kinnear
     Superintendent.........................................Patrick Cargill
     Bhuta..................................................John Bluthal
     Jeweller...............................................Peter Copley
     Doorman................................................Alfie Bass
     Abdul..................................................Warren Mitchell
     Lawnmower..............................................Bruce Lacey
     Cross channel swimmer..................................Mal Evans
     Women in street....................Dandy Nichols and Gretchen Franklin
 
     PRODUCTION
     Director...............................................Richard Lester
     Producer...............................................Walter Shenson
     Screenplay.................................Marc Behm and Charles Wood
     Story by...............................................Marc Behm
     Director of Photography................................David Watkin
     Production Manager.....................................John Pellatt
     Art Director...........................................Raymond Simm
     Colour Consultant and Titles...........................Robert Freeman
     Costume Designer.......................................Julie Harris
     Musical Director.......................................Ken Thorne
     Songs composed by........................John Lennon and Paul McCartney
                                                      and by George Harrison
     Songs performed by.....................................The Beatles
     Songs produced by......................................George Martin
 
                                www.beatles.com
 
 

SOURCE Apple Corps Ltd