-Digitally restored and newly created 5.1 soundtrack.
Disc 2 (57 minutes)
The Beatles in Help! 30 minute documentary about the making of the film with Richard Lester, the cast and crew. Includes exclusive behind the scenes footage of The Beatles on set.
- A Missing Scene Featuring Wendy Richard
- The Restoration of Help! An in depth look at the restoration process
- Memories of Help! The cast and crew reminisce
- Theatrical Trailers 2 US trailers and 1 Spanish trailer
- 1965 US Radio Spots - Hidden in disc menus
The Beatles followed up their debut film, A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, with this fanciful spy spoof. When Ringo adds a new ring to his collection, he's unaware of how important and dangerous this piece of jewelry is. On one hand, a religious cult considers it a sacred object and the wearer must become a sacrifice to their gods. On the other hand, the ring has magical abilities that hold the key to
Manufacturer: Capitol Records
Brand: UNI DIST CORP (MUSIC)
Help! appears on Blu-ray in a single-disc package pairing the digitally restored film and 5.1 soundtrack with an hour of extra features, including a 30-minute documentary about the making of the film, memories of the cast and crew, an in-depth look at the restoration process, an outtake scene, and original theatrical trailers and radio spots. An introduction by the film's director, Richard Lester, and an appreciation by Martin Scorsese are included in the Blu-ray's booklet.Directed by Richard Lester, who also directed the band's debut feature film, 1964's A Hard Day's Night, Help! follows The Beatles as they become passive recipients of an outside plot that revolves around Ringo's possession of a sacrificial ring, which he cannot remove from his finger. As a result, he and his bandmates John, Paul and George are chased from London to the Austrian Alps and the Bahamas by religious cult members, a mad scientist and the London police.In addition to starring The Beatles, Help! boasts a witty script, a great cast of British character actors, and classic Beatles songs 'Help!,' 'You're Going To Lose That Girl,' 'You've Got To Hide Your Love Away,' 'Ticket To Ride,' 'I Need You,' 'The Night Before,' and 'Another Girl.'
Brand: Warner Brothers
Star Is Born, A (1976) (DVD)Barbra Streisand stars as struggling singer becomes a star but loses theman she loves--who will not allow himself to hinder her rise to fameonce A Star is Born.In this film based on the Academy Award-winning 1937and 1955 films, the career of hopeful, young singer Esther Hoffman(Streisand) is launched by fading rock star John Norman Howard (KrisKristofferson), who also wins the young singer's heart. Hoffman becomesa leading lady on stage and in Howard's life, but as Howard's careerflounders, he sinks into an abyss of alcohol and cocaine. Hoffmanchooses to sacrifice her stardom to care for Howard, but he will notallow her to abandon her dreams.]]>
Manufacturer: Warner Archive Collection
Legendary actor James Cagney stars in the role for which he won an Academy Award--the life of singer, dancer and songwriter George M. Cohan, a true Yankee Doodle Dandy. This non-stop musical tour de force sings, dances and celebrates the life and career of a music man who lifted a nation, the first entertainer awarded the United States Congressional Medal of Honor for his contribution to morale. From his early days as a vaudeville performer to his stardom on Broadway, George M. Cohan composed the songs that defined his generation. Directed with gusto by Michael (Casablanca) Curtiz, the film has long been a national treasure, winning 2 additional Academy Awards (Best Musical Score and Best Sound Recording), and was nominated for 5 additional Academy Awards. The film was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1993. as a work of enduring importance to American culture. Special Features: Leonard Maltin hosts Warner Night at the Movies 1942 with Casablanca trailer, 1942 newsreel, Warner Bros. short "Beyond the Call of Duty", Warner Bros. vintage cartoon "Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid"; James Cagney in wartime short "You, John Jones"; Yankee Doodle Dandy theatrical trailer; Let Freedom Sing!: The Story of Yankee Doodle Dandy documentary; audio commentary with Warner Bros. historian Rudy Behlmer; "John Travolta remembers James Cagney" featurette; audio-only extras – radio show and pre-recording session outtakes/rehearsals; vintage Warner Bros. cartoon "Yankee Doodle Daffy". *Note: animated cartoons presented in 1080p HD
Manufacturer: Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment
Brand: BUENA VISTA HOME VIDEO
Celebrate the 15th Anniversary (1996 - 2011) of an inspirational classic with a spectacular new release in Blu-ray High Definition! Join two of the world's greatest and most enduring superstars, Madonna and Antonio Banderas, in the epic musical event that is EVITA. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Alan Parker, EVITA is the riveting true-life story of Eva Peron (Madonna), who rose above childhood poverty and a scandalous past to achieve unimaginable fortune and fame. Despite widespread controversy, her passion changed a nation forever. Garnering an Academy Award(R) for Best Song (1996, "You Must Love Me," by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber) and 3 Gold Globe Awards (Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Song) -- critics across the world hailed EVITA as an indelible masterpiece. Now, with a new state-of-the-art digital restoration, you can experience every scene and unforgettable song like never before!
Brand: Warner Brothers
Brigadoon (DVD)Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse and Van Johnson star in this classic American film musical about a powerful love and the magical town Brigadoon. When two Americans, Tommy Albright (Kelly) and Jeff Douglas (Johnson), happen upon the innocent and magical town nestled in the Scottish Highlands, Tommy falls in love with Brigadoon's Fiona Campbell (Charisse). But this wondrous town appears only one day every 100 years--never long enough to be corrupted by the outside world--and Tommy can only stay with Fiona if loves her enough to forever leave the life he knows.]]>