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The film itself hardly needs much comment from me - intended for a different audience in a different age it is now quite dated and rather non-PC, but it does still have some genuinely funny moments! What you buy HELP! for is the music - treat it like a collection of Beatles videos and you won't be disappointed! Some great, timeless music and the audio restoration is worth hearing.
Unless you are a Beatles completist you probably don't need this Blu-ray version if you already have the 2007 DVD release; if not then get this new version - if you have a Blu-ray player of course! Amazon has currently grouped reviews for different versions of HELP! with this release - any review dated before June 2013 will refer to an earlier release so check the date before assuming the review refers to this Blu-ray version! It's the Beatles- it's HELP! - so how could I give it less than five stars? Even if you only watch the whole film once - play the music often. Enjoy it!
Ringo's life is imperiled by an ancient sacrificial ring stuck on his finger. The ring makes him the target of a group of hilariously demented oriental mystics, who chase the boys from London to the Swiss Alps to the Bahamas.
But wait! There's more to this perfectly restored classic than meets the eye - namely an electrifying encoded Hi-Fi soundtrack, adding an unprecedented dimension to the original songs: HELP! "You're Gonna Lose That Girl," "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away," "Ticket to Ride," "I Need You," "Another Girl" and "The Night Before".
The visual execution of these songs is incredibly stylish - so just relax and experience this movie event, and let the memories of a lost era flood your mind!
The limited edition boxset includes a reproduction of the original script, a hardback book (featuring photographs taken on the sets, an introduction by Richard Lester and an appreciation by Martin Scorsese), a reproduction 1965 theatrical poster and 8 US theatrical lobby cards, as well as 2 DVD's-the first is the film, the second features documentaries, trailers etc.
Onto the film itself - I can't fault either the picture or sound quality, they're both amazing. I've heard some people say that this film is outdated/of its time, and I suppose in a way it is, but that doesn't mean that it's any less enjoyable. 'Help!', like 'A Hard Day's Night', is a great (and fun) film and you can see that The Beatles were having a blast making it.
This is a fantastic boxset all-round - BUY IT!!!
Richard Lester managed to be as brilliant as a director like The Beatles were as a music band: witty, british, unpredictable, pop and fine and funny as only few can be.
Of course the whole movie is a vehicle for Beatles music and songs (visually the best scenes of the film) still you can enjoy all the rest, have fun with the crazy touch and mood of the situations and the gags. Not just a musical masterpiece, but also a cinematographic one.
to the many.
'The Beatles' were of course - the ultimate 'Pop Group'
as in this film the music during the early years was fresh and
uncomplicated, very commercial and loved by all ( well most )
the story line....'Ringo' wearing a sacrificial ring he'd found
and finding himself hunted by those that wanted it back, trouble
being.....he can't get it off to give it back.
it'll make ya' smile now and then for sure......the bonus......
the music is great.
with songs such as the title track....'Help' a number one, also
'A Ticket to Ride' also a number one, along with enjoyable numbers
such as....'The night before' .....'You've got to hide your love away'
....'I need you' ....'You're going to lose that girl' ...'Another girl'
the seven songs release on side one of the 'Help' album. ( 1965 )
a little tale ... I was lucky enough to see many, many pop idols of
the day on stage live.......however, how many people do you know
that actually turned down the opportunity to see the fab-four perform
a good friend back then had secured tickets to see 'The Beatles' at
a venue around 40 miles away.......great opportunity.
must have been around mid 1963, the group would have been three hits
into their golden career....'Beatle Mania' had already taken hold, in
fact probably the most talked about subject of the time.
though I quite liked their songs released up to that time I wasn't
hooked to be honest.........I didn't take up the chance to see them,
a decision I've had to live with ever since....what an idiot ...eh ?
by the time their fourth and fifth singles charted 'She Loves You' then
'I want to hold your hand' I had woken up, realizing just how good the music
The Music, truly 'Magic'
the memories will come flooding back.
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Help arrives on blu ray with MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 1.67:1 encode. Help first appeared on DVD in 2000 as part of a 4 disc set, including also Magic Mystery Tour, The... Read more
a great film from the sixties from my all time favourite band,good value blueray dvd.Published 4 months ago by Robert Jones
Well here we are I am still buying tapes as my old machine still works perfectly touch wood this film is purely for nostalgia as I was in my teens when the Fab Four were at their... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Shirley Steadman