A Hard Day's Night

A Hard Day's Night

DVD - 2014
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A lively, good-natured spoof of "Beatlemania" portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the rock group.
Publisher: Umbrella Entertainment, [Australia] : 2014
1964 ,
Branch Call Number: DVD HARD
Characteristics: 1 DVD-video (87 min.) : sound, black and white ; 12 cm
Alternative Title: Beatles : a hard day's night

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ManMachine
Jul 13, 2019

1964's "A Hard Day's Night" (A.H.D.N., for short) was, in reality, a very silly and, somewhat, zany rock'n'roll-type comedy, featuring The Fab 4 (aka. The Beatles).

This flick went to great lengths to present The Beatles as being "just-a-fun-bunch-of-guys". I found The Beatles' overall wholesomeness to be just a little too contrived, and cute, for my liking.

The highlight of A.H.D.N. was, without a doubt, all of the "Beatle-Hysteria" that got churned up wherever The Fab 4 went. The rabid Beatle-fans never, ever seemed to tire of running, and screaming, like crazed lunatics, after The Beatles day, or night. It was all so very frightening and comical, both, at the same time.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 28, 2019

Many people consider movies in black and white to be aged and somewhat bland, but these false accusations couldn't be further from the truth when considering "A Hard Day's Night," possibly the best movie that The Beatles had ever released. This timeless comedy was a haven for screaming fans and is nowadays, a shining example of the standards movies used to pursue. If you enjoy the music of the '60s, I would definitely recommend this movie to you- as it managed to complete the dreaded task of combining music videos into different media forms whilst still keeping the audience engaged. Although the movie isn't thought of in a sense of brilliance, I would still consider it a classic despite the movie's silliness. In fact, back when The Beatles were on every street corner, it went without saying just how treasured "A Hard Day's Night" had been- and I believe that it still is to this date, even if people need a reminder. The Beatles were considered legends at the time of its release and were pushing creative boundaries to pursue the vision they had for "A Hard Day's Night," thus resulting in equal parts of showmanship from John, brilliance from Paul, precision from George and goofiness from Ringo. In short, "A Hard Day's Night" has earned itself a place in every household and is a movie that I fondly enjoy- 6/5! @showmethemonet! of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

" Who's that little old man???" "He's very clean." During the filming of this phenomenon of a black and white film, George met his future wife, who was dressed as one of a few schoolgirls in a compartment on a train, as the Beatles are passing through,as well as, looking in. She was already semi-famous, as she was a sought after model. She's alright; that is if you like blondes. When later George became involved in Hinduism, she kept up with him; she was a serious student, with the advantage of not getting as deep into the drugs they were simultaneously using ( I know, that does not sound as if they were seriously being religious, or spiritual, but they were super-rich, and very much looked up to by the young people of the time. These actually fortunate factors served to inflate, rather than deflate, their egos.Which, of course, was not so fortunate. As i say, she handled all of this "ALL TOO MUCH," better than did George.) The film is a classic: though not a documentary, it is set up as one, so there is a lot of frenetic activity which was actually a part of the BEATLEMANIA of the era. Being in black and white appears to lend a sense of genuineness to HARD DAY'S NIGHT.

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chan138
Mar 21, 2019

The extra features includes documentaries with a lot of details on the history of the Beatles that I haven't seen before.

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ManMachine
Mar 16, 2019

1964's "A Hard Day's Night" (A.H.D.N., for short) was, in reality, a very silly and, somewhat, zany rock'n'roll-type comedy, featuring The Fab 4 (aka. The Beatles).

This flick went to great lengths to present The Beatles as being "just-a-fun-bunch-of-guys". I found The Beatles' overall wholesomeness to be just a little too contrived, and cute, for my liking.

The highlight of A.H.D.N. was, without a doubt, all of the "Beatle-Hysteria" that got churned up wherever The Fab 4 went. The rabid Beatle fans never, ever seemed to tire of running, and screaming, like crazed lunatics, after The Beatles day, or night. It was all so very frightening and comical, both, at the same time.

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white_cobra_21
May 30, 2017

I think this is one of those love/hate films - you will either love it, or you will hate it (find it extremely self-indulgent and scattered). Where you land is almost entirely decided by whether you are a Beatles fan or not. If you are a Beatles fan, you will love the nostalgia, the music, and the fun antics in the film. If you are not a Beatles fan, you might find the film like a spoiled child, self-indulgent and immature. This film was not made to be an achievement of cinema - this film was made to delight Beatles fans. And I think most Beatles fans will be delighted to watch it.

LPL_IlkaI May 20, 2017

The quintessential Beatles film by Richard Lester is now a part of the Criterion Collection! This classic black and white film is a must see for any Beatles fan, both novice, and die hard alike. This brilliant film is fifty odd years old and still ages supremely. You would be hard pressed to not enjoy the humorous high jinks that the Fab Four find themselves in!

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lindy919
May 17, 2017

I like the Beatles but this movie is garbage. No plot, no point, only 3 or 4 funny parts, made solely to secure distribution rights to the songs.

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RobbySmith333
Feb 24, 2016

great movie

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KennyBania
Feb 20, 2016

Yay! Play it loud! Such a fun movie.

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Monolith
Apr 07, 2012

Reporter: "How did you find America?" John: "Turned left at Greenland."

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Monolith
Apr 07, 2012

Reporter: "Are you a mod or a rocker?" Ringo: "Um, no. I'm a mocker."

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Monolith
Apr 07, 2012

Reporter: "What would you call that hairstyle you're wearing?" George: "Arthur."

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Monolith
Apr 07, 2012

Ringo: "I don't snore." George: "You do. Repeatedly." Ringo: "Do I snore, John?" John: "Yeah, you're a window rattler, son." Ringo: "That's just your opinion. Do I snore, Paul?" Paul: "With a trombone hooter like yours, it would be unnatural if you didn't." Grandfather: "Now, Paulie... don't mock the afflicted." Paul: "Ah, come off it. It's only a joke!" Grandfather: "Aye, it may be a joke to you, but it's his nose. He can't help havin' a hideous great hooter! And his poor little head, tremblin' under the weight of it!"

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Monolith
Apr 07, 2012

Grandfather: "It's your nose, you know. Fans are funny that way, they take a dislike to things. They'll pick on a nose." Ringo: "Aw, you pick on your own."

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