After last years Blu-Ray restorations of two Beatles films – Yellow Submarine and Magical Mystery Tour – Help!, The Beatles second full length feature film is coming to Blu-ray on June 24th, 2013 in Europe and June 25th, 2013 in North America. A DVD edition will also be released at the same time.
The new edition of the 1965 film will include an introduction by Richard Lester, the film’s director. With the 5.1 soundtrack, and about an hour’s worth of special features it’s sure to bring a new appreciation to the classic original that has The Beatles teamed up against the forces of the great swami Clang.
The Beatles songs featured in the film include “Help!,” Ticket To Ride,” “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away,” You’re Gonna Lose That Girl,” “The Night Before,” “I Need You” and “Another Girl.”
The special features include a 30-minute documentary on the making of the film, memories of the cast and crew, a detailed look at the process of restoring the film, a deleted scene, original theatrical trailers and radio spots used for promotion. There is also an appreciation message from Martin Scorsese in the booklet insert.
For more information or to order/pre-order your copy, click the Amazon links below.
1) The Beatles – Help! [Blu-ray] – 2013 Blu-Ray restoration w/5.1 sound of original 1965 Beatles film with approximately an hour’s worth of special features as described above. Also available as a standard DVD.
2) Help! – 2009 stereo remaster w/1986 re-mix of original 1965 LP. Contains all seven songs from the film plus 7 additional tracks.