ca. Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2017: Blu-ray IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY! – THE BEATLES – SGT. PEPPER & BEYOND
Spectrum SPE 034, Großbritannien.
Bild-Format: PAL. Aspect Ratio 18:9. Screen format 1,78:1. / Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 und 2.0. / Sprache: Englisch. / Dauer: 114 Minuten und 270 Minuten.
Regie: Alan. G. Parker.
Inhalt: Track 1: Film IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY! – THE BEATLES – SGT. PEPPER & BEYOND. Bonustrack 1: Liverpool/London introduced by Alan G. Parker. Bonustrack 2: Director and producer interviews. Bonustrack 3: The Bootleg BEATLES. Bonustrack 4: Andy Peebles’ John Lennon interview December 80. Bonustrack 5: Pete Best interview at the Hotel Hard Day’s Night. Bonustrack 6: Julia Baird (John Lennon’s sister) interview. Bonustrack 7: John Lennon blue plaque. Bonustrack 8: The Merseybeat. Bonustrack 9: Ringo archive.
On 1st June, 1967 the BEATLES released what would become the world’s first concept album, SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. Described by Rolling Stone magazine as the most important rock & roll album ever made … the album not only changed the course of music but went on to become one of the biggest selling records of all time. Featuring interviews with former employees, fellow musicians, family members and journalists, and supported by a vast array of original and exclusive never-seen-before footage, the film offers a fascinating insight into the swinging sixties and the twelve months surrounding the album s release. Examining the band’s disillusionment with touring, their changing relationship with manager, BRIAN EPSTEIN, and the advent of the „Summer of Love“, this star-studded rockumentary offers a fascinating insight into the creation and recording of one of the most ground-breaking and influential albums in pop history.
The Director Alan G Parker started out his career in the music industry at the age of 20, following a few years as a band manager/promoter in a remote part of Lancashire! He moved to London in 1985 where over a period of almost 20 years he was, at one time or another, a press officer, a writer (18 books published to date) and the project co-ordinator in back catalogue at EMI Records, working with artists like; Stiff Little Fingers, Buzzcocks, The Stranglers, Sex Pistols, Slade, The Ramones, Blondie, Big Country, The Alarm, The Who, Whitesnake, UFO, The Mighty Wah!, Spear of Destiny/Theatre of Hate, Terrorvision, The Almighty, Monty Python, The Carry On Team, UFO, Saxon, Whitesnake & The Jam. Parker directed his first feature length documentary Never Mind the Sex Pistols for 2 Entertain/BBC 3 in 2005. Since then his critically acclaimed and hugely successful Who Killed Nancy (Soda Pictures) saw him carry off the BBC Radio 6 best new Director of 2009. Rebel Truce: The Story of The Clash (Eagle Entertainment) was named best documentary of 2007 by Time Out magazine. While his next cinema release Monty Python: Almost the Truth (Eagle Rock Entertainment/IFC) saw him nominated Stateside for an Emmy. Hello Quo: The Official Status Quo Story was his third film for the big screen and opened in the UK in October 2012. He is one half of the company A Geezer & A Blonde Productions London Ltd, along with Producer Alexa Morris.