Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years [Documentary] [Blu-Ray Disc]

  • Artist: The Beatles
  • SKU: 5632905
  • Release Date: 11/18/2016
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Songs


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  • Don't Be Nervous, John
  • She Loves You
  • Where Are We Going, Fellas?
  • Twist And Shout
  • Number 1 In America
  • All My Loving
  • The Guy Who Got Us Famous
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • We Wrote On The Road
  • Can't Buy Me Love
  • You Can't Do That
  • The Fantasy Version Of The Beatles
  • Roll Over Beethoven
  • 25 Cities In 30 Days
  • Boys
  • The Studio Was Our Little Haven
  • Doing A Film Again
  • Help!
  • Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
  • The Biggest Show Of Them All
  • Dizzy Miss Lizzie
  • More Experimental
  • Nowhere Man
  • The Beatles Circus
  • Don't Let Me Down/I've Got A Feeling


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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Specific Look at a Specific Time

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    Nesta
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    The latest Beatles documentary looks at a very specific time, from right before they invaded America until they stopped touring (and a little beyond, actually). While familiar, it does cover some new ground. Concentrating on the spiraling media circus surrounding the Beatles phenomenon, it does a good job of showing how it became less fun over time, starting out great and turning first into a chore and then a dangerous situation. Technically, film and video was gathered from all over the world for this documentary and it is an impressive achievement, aged media looking and sounding good in the Blu Ray age. This story has been told before but not this concise, and hearing from people outside the Beatles camp - reporters, spectators, and even roadies - was perhaps the best part. The two disc version has some really nice special features on the second disc for a change. The original documentary must have been longer in scope, because there is a lot of material about the early Liverpool days of the band not covered in the main film. Besides five complete song performances there are a few other expanded short documentaries that were very nice, and the total time of the documentary is nearly double. Overall, a worthy purchase, but really aimed at the older nostalgia age group or casual Beatle fan.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid new doc on the Fab Four.

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    TTC817
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    The Beatles changed the face of music forever, and remain one of the most popular rock and pop bands of all time. In fact, many people to this day, young and old alike, still call them a favorite band. This even includes people that weren't around in the band's heyday. This is a doc from the legendary Ron Howard looking at the band when they were on the road, incorporating rare footage and new and vintage interviews. Many fans that were touched by the band over the years, including other celebrities from various walks of life, are interviewed, and share their experiences. Eight Days a Week is not going to supplant The Beatles Anthology as the definitive documentary on the band; but it wasn't exactly meant to either. Admittedly, die-hard fans of the group probably are not going to learn a whole lot of new stuff here, but when you watch the doc, the real draw is going to be the rare footage. Exactly how "rare" it all is is debatable, but I say plenty of content I had not before. It hones in on the band's "touring years" and has plenty to say. Fans of the Beatles will want to give this one a watch, and over 100 minutes worth of bonus content included will make it all the more compelling a few. Recommended.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Toppermost package with one regret

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    DVDdave
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    I'm a start by saying that I am a huge Beatles fan. I have purchased all sorts of Beatles merchandise for many years and have a pretty extensive video collection. I saw the film during its limited theatrical run not really expecting to see anything new. Most everything I had seen before but the quality of the film was much better than I had ever seen before. My favorite new footage was an interview clip during which George Harrison flicks his cigarette ashes upon the head an unsuspecting John Lennon. Ron Howard did an excellent job with this epic undertaking. The extras were great but my one complaint is that the complete ashes Stadium film was not included. Theatregoers were treated to that bonus after the credits rolled for the film. It's nitpicking, I know, and I know that Apple doesn't wanna give anything away for free that it can make us pay for at a later date (cough cough "Let It Be" cough cough!). In any case, this film will appeal to music lovers just discovering the Beatles as well as diehard Beatlemaniacd alike. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting, but...

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    Texanrogue
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    I was led to believe by reviews and product descriptions that the 2 disc version had complete live concerts on the 2nd disc, which is reasonable because actual Beatle concerts were usually 30 min. or less. like the album they were promoting. But NO, there are only short excerpts, some rudely interrupted with narration and some of the film clips are faded and not color corrected. How hard is it to color correct nowadays?? Not hard at all. The short scenes from the Shea stadium concert are excellent quality leaving you dying for the whole concert, but NO, just a few short minutes for you, most of which show the crowds, like we are paying $35 to see that garbage.5 secs. and we get it, you don't need to keep showing crowds. The interviews with the Beatles are of course good, but you know what? We would like to actually see the Beatles play. Who woulda guessed that?! Not Ron Howard & crew. Quite the mystery it is.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Early Beatles designed for everyone

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    CJBB
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    A lot of young listeners just hear processed music. Many have probably never heard the Beatles, or if they did, they just thought of them as a bunch of old guys, half of them dead. The raw power of real talent performing without earplugs or in some casing without being able to hear each other is a real ideal of what a fantastic group can do. Can you imagine having to do 3 part harmony at Shea Stadium and not being able to hear the guy playing next to you due to the fans screaming for the entire concert? They did it, and proved why the should always be heard and remembered. This excellent 2 disc set shows The Beatles the way those of us who lived through their rise remember them. It shows the talent, the sweat, some of the problems. But it is worth owning for the music and for the honest portrayal of a singular music group.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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    Dean
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    I was a little apprehensive to buy "Eight Days a Week" only because I already own the 'Beatles Anthology". I was wrong. I bought the Deluxe version, disc one is the documentary, and disc two is the extra features. The documentary goes from the very early years of pre-Beatlemania, to the rooftop concert from 'Let It Be". I'm not sure the interviews with Whoopi Goldberg or Sigourney Weaver, were necessary, and you get the feeling by the end of the film, the band was TIRED of being on the road. Disc 2 includes interviews with all for Beatles, throughout the years, and people that knew them through their 'bigger than life' career. Disc 2 only goes to 1965. This is an excellent documentary that shows 'musical history' in the making. Ron Howard outdid himself and did his homework to put this film together . Bravo !!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beatles fans rejoice!

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    revird
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    Entertaining and informative documentary covering the history of the Beatles' years on stage. The surprise is that the film continues beyond 1966 when the Beatles stopped touring. It briefly explores their years in the studio and the five albums made after 1966. It culminates w/ their rooftop performance atop Abbey Road studios. Included are dozens of film clips and stills of the group rarely, if ever, seen by fans before now. Guaranteed to bring a smile to all who were there or wish they were. A second disc of of special features covers even more details of the band's early years and includes rarely seen live performances. A thick booklet filled w/ pics and commentary on how the Beatles became the personification of the 60's youth culture completes the package.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW!!!

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    Bluesboy1
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    I am a fan for 50+ years. Between what I own, have seen or read, I honestly did not expect much new material. Nevertheless, I felt compelled to buy this. I already owned the standard dvd. When I purchased a blue ray system, I had to buy the deluxe version. If for nothing else, the bonus disk material was worth the purchase. There is a quite a bit of new material that I have never seen. The sound quality really blew me away. I could actually hear all the live performances, which was basically everything. Considering that they operated as The Beatles for only a few years, it is nothing short of amazing. If anyone is still wondering what all the fuss about the Beatles is 50+ years in, this package explains it all. They are truly a timeless phenomena.

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