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A Hard Day's Night

January 30 - February 1, 2015

Great Britain | 1964 | 87 Minutes | Richard Lester

50th Anniversary 4K restoration! One of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time, The Beatles' classic reinvention of the movie musical returns to the big screen in a stunning new restoration featuring a surround sound mix.

Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester, A Hard Day's Night features the bandmates as wily, exuberant versions of themselves, captured during the astonishing moment when they officially became the idols of their generation and changed music forever. This 50th anniversary restoration features a new surround sound mix which makes hits like "A Hard Day's Night," "Can't Buy Me Love," and "I Should Have Known Better" sound better then ever!

About the restoration
Using the latest in digital restoration technology, the Criterion Collection restored A Hard Day’s Night from the 35mm original camera negative, scanned in 4K resolution to retain the character of the film's original printing stock without any generational loss. The final result was approved by director Richard Lester, and is in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.75:1.

Click here to read about Abbey Road Studio's work on creating the 5.1 audio restoration.

Director: Richard Lester
Principal Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Country: Great Britain
Year: 1964
Running Time: 87 Minutes
Music: The Beatles
Website: Official Film Website
Format: DCP
US Distributor: Janus Films
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