Archive for ‘Films’

May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

In 1967, John Lennon starred in the comedy film How I Won the War, which was shot in Almeria, Spain, during a break in The Beatles’ schedule. Lennon played Musketeer Gripweed, and the movie was centered around a British platoon fighting in World War II.

Wishing a happy Memorial Day to all readers, and thanking all of those who have fought for our country!

May 20, 2012

RIP Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb, singer of the group The Bee Gees, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 63.

Robin, along with his brothers Barry and Maurice, starred in the 1978 film Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a poorly received musical based on characters from Beatles songs. Many believe the movie was a “career killer” for The Bee Gees, as well as its other star Peter Frampton.

RIP Robin Gibb.

May 20, 2012

‘Let it Be’ on DVD

The Beatles’ documentary film Let it Be has been out of print since the 1980s. Reportedly, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney have been hesitant to re-release it due to the negative nature of the film. However, Starr recently mentioned in an interview with Rolling Stone that he believes a DVD release is possible.

Additionally, director Michael Lindsay-Hogg has stated that Let it Be will come out on DVD and Blu-Ray in 2013. Click here to read the interview, and keep your fingers crossed!

May 12, 2012

All Together Now

Paul McCartney quickly wrote “All Together Now” as an upbeat edition to the Beatles’ upcoming Yellow Submarine film. The band had a cameo at the end of the movie, where they appeared in person and kicked off a reprise of the song.

“All Together Now” was added to the soundtrack and appears in the upcoming re-release of the Yellow Submarine film. Watch the video after the jump!

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May 3, 2012

‘Yellow Submarine’ in Theaters

The new, remastered version of The Beatles’ classic film Yellow Submarine is coming back to the big screen! The film will be shown in select theaters around the country starting on May 10th.

Click here to find a movie time at your local theater…and watch the trailer after the jump!

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May 2, 2012

Living in the Material World DVD

Martin Scorsese’s “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray, along with an accompanying album of unreleased George Harrison demos.

Learn more at GeorgeHarrison.com or pick up your copy (in various formats) on Amazon.com!

March 20, 2012

Yellow Submarine to be Digital Restored

The classic animated Beatles film Yellow Submarine will be digitally restored and re-released on DVD and Blu-Ray on May 29th, 2012 in the U.S. The film’s songtrack album will also be reissued on CD on the same date.

Click here to learn more about this exciting release at TheBeatles.com!

January 19, 2012

George Harrison – BAFTA

George Harrison: Living in the Material World has been nominated for 3 prestigious film awards. The documentary has been nominated by British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) in the Best Documentary category, director Martin Scorsese has been nominated by the Director’s Guild of America (DGA) for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries, and the film’s editor David Tedeschi has been nominated by the American Cinema Editors (ACE) in the Best Edited Documentary category.

Congratulations! Learn more at GeorgeHarrison.com.

November 25, 2011

Magical Mystery Tour – The Movie

The Beatles produced, wrote, directed and provided the music for the film Magical Mystery Tour, their first project released after the death of manager Brian Epstein. The film, featuring the band along with other actors, portrayed a surrealist journey on a magical bus filmed in various locations throughout England. While the accompanying album became a Beatles classic, the film was very poorly received and critically panned.

October 31, 2011

Fool On The Hill

Paul McCartney traveled to France to shoot a sequence for his song “The Fool On The Hill” on October 30th & October 31st, 1967. The video, which featured McCartney miming to the song while traveling through the hills around Nice, was included as part of The Beatles’ film Magical Mystery Tour.

Click here to watch the video at TheBeatles.com.