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Stop worrying…Help! is on the way

Apple Corps Ltd proudly announce the DVD release of The Beatles film Help!, October 30th

Apple Corps Ltd have announced the eagerly anticipated DVD release of The Beatles’ second feature film Help! on October 29th (October 30th in the US) which will be marketed and distributed by EMI Music.

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 cannot 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 starring the Beatles, Help! has a witty script, a great cast of British character actors and features 7 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
Another Girl

The DVD will be a 2-disc set. Disc 1 will feature the original film digitally restored with a newly created 5.1 soundtrack, while Disc 2 contains an hour of extra features, including:

•The Beatles in Help! – 30 minute documentary about the making of the film with Richard Lester, the cast and crew. Includes exclusive behind the scenes footage of The Beatles on set.
•A Missing Scene – Featuring Wendy Richard
•The Restoration of Help! – An in depth look at the restoration process.
•Memories of Help! – The cast and crew reminisce
•Theatrical Trailers – 2 US trailers and 1 Spanish trailer.
•1965 US Radio Spots – Hidden in disc menus.
There will be 2 editions of the DVD – a standard digipack and a deluxe boxed set that will contain a reproduction of Richard Lester’s original annotated script, 8 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.

Watch the Help! DVD trailer here: http://emicat.edgeboss.net/wmedia/emicat/beatles/help_trailer_us.wvx

CAST
The Beatles:
John………..…………………………………………………………John Lennon
Paul…………………………………………………………….…Paul McCartney
George……….………………………………………………….George Harrison
Ringo……….…………………………………………………….……Ringo Starr
Clang………………………………………………………………….Leo McKern
Ahme…………………………………………………………………Eleanor Bron
Foot……………………………………………………………………………….Victor Spinetti
Algernon……………………………………………………………………………Roy Kinnear
Superintendent…………………………………………………………………..Patrick Cargill
Bhuta………………………………………………………………………………John Bluthal
Jeweller……………………………………………………………….Peter Copley
Doorman…………………………………………………………………Alfie Bass
Abdul…………………………………………………………….…Warren Mitchell
Lawnmower…………………………………………………………..Bruce Lacey
Cross channel swimmer………………………………………………Mal Evans
Women in street………………………….Dandy Nichols and Gretchen Franklin

PRODUCTION
Director ……………………………………………………………Richard Lester
Producer …………………………………………………………Walter Shenson
Screenplay…………………………………..…..Marc Behm and Charles Wood
Story by………………………………………………………………..Marc Behm
Director of Photography……………………………….……………David Watkin
Production Manager……………………………………….………….John Pellatt
Art Director……………………………………………….………Raymond Simm
Colour Consultant and Titles……………………………….……Robert Freeman
Costume Designer…………………………………………………….Julie Harris
Musical Director………………………………………………………Ken Thorne
Songs composed by………………………….John Lennon and Paul McCartney
and by George Harrison
Songs performed by…………………………………………………..The Beatles
Songs produced by………………………………………………….George Martin

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