Pop culture phenomenon A HARD DAY’S NIGHT opens nationwide this July 4th in a 50th Anniversary Re-Release, with a state of the art digital restoration from the 35mm original camera negative, and new sound mix approved by sound producer Giles Martin.
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. A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play wily, exuberant versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” A Hard Day’s Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time.
Dir: Richard Lester | UK 1964 | Black and White | 1.75:1 | 87 Minutes
About the Restoration:
Using the latest in digital restoration technology, the Criterion Collection was able to restore A Hard Day’s Night from the 35mm original camera negative, which, though incomplete, was in excellent condition. The missing material was taken from two original interpositives. The image was scanned in 4K resolution on a Scanity film scanner to retain the character of the film’s original printing stock without any generational loss, and the raw data was carefully treated using a variety of digital tools to remove dirt, scratches, flicker, and other damage. The final result was approved by director Richard Lester, and is in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.75:1.
Opens July 4th Nationwide
Opening in Los Angeles at The Cinefamily, Friday, July 4th – Thursday July 10th
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