Eight Days A Week
The Touring Years (2016)
Directed by Ron Howard
Music Documentary 2h 17min
On Hulu and in Theaters
A film that chronicles the band’s emergence, Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years is a must see for every Beatles fan! The archival footage is amazing, the music mesmerizing, the interviews captivating! My favorite is hearing Whoopi Goldberg speak about how the Beatles influenced her sense of individuality, “I can look the way I want, I can be the way I want and it’s OK and I got that specifically from them.”
The film also reminded me of the impact the Beatles had on my own life. In a sense they were my first spiritual teachers. I waited in anticipation for every new album release, as if each carried a message that would guide me through until their next single blasted the airwaves. Yes, the Fab Four transformed an entire generation.
Eight Days a Week is a little on the long side, but don’t let the over two hour length scare you away. The many intimate glimpses into the Beatles’ lives and minds make every minute worth it.
In The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, Oscar®-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) explores the history of The Beatles through the lens of the group’s concert performances, from their early days playing small clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg to their unprecedented world tours in packed stadiums around the globe, from New York to Melbourne to Tokyo.
Available now for pre-order, the acclaimed film will be released on Digital Download, Blu-Ray and DVD, plus 2 Disc Special Edition on both formats from 21st November, courtesy of STUDIOCANAL and Polygram Entertainment.
The film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. White Horse Pictures’ Grammy Award®-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award®-winner and Emmy® Award-winner Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment are producing with Howard. Apple Corps Ltd.’s Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde are serving as executive producers, along with Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East and Nicholas Ferrall.
After their legendary North American television debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964, The Beatles transfixed the U.S. and the tremors were felt worldwide, transforming music and pop culture forever with their records and television appearances. The Beatles’ extraordinary musicianship and charisma also made them one of the greatest live bands of all time. The first feature-length documentary authorized by The Beatles since the band’s breakup in 1970, Eight Days A Week features rare and never-before-seen archival footage of shows and interviews, plus new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and numerous prominent observers. The film captures the exhilaration of The Beatles’ phenomenal rise to fame as well as the toll it eventually took on the band members, prompting them to stop touring altogether in August 1966 and devote their prodigious musical energy to the series of ground-breaking studio recordings for which they are best known today.Share This: