Rent It Was Fifty Years Ago Today!: The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper and Beyond (2017)

1.8 of 5 from 11 ratings
1h 54min
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Synopsis:
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 and 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 explores the creation and recording of one of the most ground-breaking and influential albums in pop history.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Reynold D'Silva, Alexa Morris
Studio:
Spectrum
Genres:
British Films, Documentary, Music & Musicals, Special Interest
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/06/2017
Run Time:
114 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Liverpool/London Introduced by Alan G. Parker
  • Director and Producer Interviews
  • The Bootleg Beatles
  • Andy Peebles on His John Lennon Interview December '80
  • Pete Best - Interview at the Hard Day's Night Hotel
  • Julia Baird (John Lennon's Sister) - Interview
  • John Lennon Blue Plaque
  • The Merseybeats
  • Ringo Archive
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes special features
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/06/2017
Run Time:
114 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Liverpool/London Introduced by Alan G. Parker
  • Director and Producer Interviews
  • The Bootleg Beatles
  • Andy Peebles on His John Lennon Interview December '80
  • Pete Best - Interview at the Hard Day's Night Hotel
  • Julia Baird (John Lennon's Sister) - Interview
  • John Lennon Blue Plaque
  • The Merseybeats
  • Ringo Archive

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Reviews (2) of It Was Fifty Years Ago Today!: The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper and Beyond

interesting, but flawed, documentary - It Was Fifty Years Ago Today!: The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper and Beyond review by PS

Spoiler Alert
24/09/2017

There's good and bad things about this documentary. On the plus side, there's quite a few interesting interviews with people who worked closely with the Beatles. On the downside, there isn't really an interviews with the Beatles themselves. And what footage there is is clearly from TV at the time, and the sound quality is often poor. And, although it talks in detail about what the Beatles were doing around the time of Sergeant Pepper, it doesn't really go in to any detail about the sounds, or the album itself.

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A waste of time! - It Was Fifty Years Ago Today!: The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper and Beyond review by DM

Spoiler Alert
25/01/2021

I thought this was going to be about the making of Sgt Pepper but it turned out to be a lot of interviews with people loosely connected with that period but not necessarily in the know. There was far too much about the Maharishi and the suicide or not of Brian Epstein and also the American tour which happened years before.

One of the extras I thought might be interesting was an interview with the Bootleg Beatles which was unfortunately marred by not being able to hear the interviewers questions.

I would rather give this no stars - a cheap con.

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