The classic Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night will return to theaters this year in honor of its 50th anniversary. The film will be released with a new digital restoration from Janus Films and a remastered soundtrack courtesy of Giles Martin.
Originally released in 1964, A Hard Day’s Night takes a wry look at Beatlemania through the eyes of the Fab Four as they make their way to London. The madcap sense of humor in the film became a trademark for the Beatles’ public persona as well as a trademark for the style of director Richard Lester; Lester worked with the band again for their second film Help!, and he also worked with John Lennon again in How I Won The War. The soundtrack is regarded as one of the classic early Beatles records, and it is noteworthy for being the first Beatles album to exclusively feature Lennon-McCartney compositions.
A Hard Day’s Night will see re-release in a limited engagement in 50 cities around the world on the Fourth of July weekend.