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 wily, exuberant versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” A Hard Day’s Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time. New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Richard Lester, and 5.1 surround mix supervised by sound producers Giles Martin and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: A Hard Day's Night, despite its age, is still a delight to watch and has proven itself to be a rock-and-roll movie classic.
Beatles classic is Fab-ulous, but expect lots of smoking.
Cast & Crew
- The Criterion Collection
- Music Feature Films
- © 1964 Proscenium-Films Ltd. All rights reserved.
- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) refer to subtitles in the original language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.