The Beatles Back in Theaters: 'A Hard Day's Night' 50th Anniversary
by Ethan Anderton
May 1, 2014
Nowadays, the only musical feature films we get following real-life bands are straight-up concert documentaries focusing on a chart-topping singer's tour with performances and behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. But decades ago, bands used to star in their own silly stories, highlighting their albums for people to enjoy on the big screen. Such is the case with A Hard Day's Night, inspired by the album and single of the same name by the iconic British rock band The Beatles. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the musically infused innovative comedy featuring John, Paul, George and Ringo playing wacky versions of themselves, and they'll be back in theaters for a special re-release this summer. Watch the trailer below!
Here's the trailer for the 50th anniversary re-release of A Hard Day's Night from YouTube:
Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show 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 slapstick versions of themselves. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track along with “Can’t Buy Me Love,” and much more. Originally released in 1964, the film is returning to theaters for its 50th anniversary in the heart of summer on July 4th for a limited time.