Posted on September 6, 2007
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photo Apple Corps has announced the release of The Beatles’ long out-of-print second feature film Help!” on October 30. Directed by Richard Lester, who also directed the band’s debut feature film “A Hard Days Night,” “Help!” made its theatrical debut in 1965. The story follows The Beatles as they become passive recipients of an outside plot that revolves around Ringo’s possession of a sacrificial ring, which he can’t 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 a witty script and a great cast of British character actors, the film featured seven classic Beatles tracks, including: “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.” “Help!” will be released as a two-disc set in two editions: a standard digipack and a deluxe boxed set that will contain a reproduction of Richard Lester’s original annotated script, eight lobby cards and a poster, plus a 60-page book with rarely seen photographs and production notes from the movie. Both the deluxe book and the standard booklet feature an introduction by Richard Lester and an appreciation by Martin Scorsese. Disc One features the original film digitally restored with a newly created 5.1 soundtrack; Disc Two will contain an hour of extra features. “Help!” will be marketed and distributed by EMI Music.


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