The Beatles' second feature film, 1965's Help!, is on the way on Blu-ray. On June 24 (June 25 in North America), Help! makes its eagerly awaited Blu-ray debut in a single-disc package pairing the digitally restored film and 5.1 soundtrack with an hour of extra features, including a 30-minute documentary about the making of the film, memories of the cast and crew, an in-depth look at the restoration process, an outtake scene, and original theatrical trailers and radio spots. An introduction by the film's director, Richard Lester, and an appreciation by Martin Scorsese are included in the Blu-ray's booklet.
Directed by Richard Lester, who also directed the band's debut feature film, 1964's A Hard Day's Night, Help! 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.Read More
Actresses Emily Browning and Carla Gugino, as well as actor Oscar Isaac, will be making musical contributions to the soundtrack for director Zack Snyder's upcoming fantasy adventure Sucker Punch.
Emily Browning will sing on three tracks, lending her voice to covers of the Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams, The Smiths' Alseep, and the Pixies' Where Is My Mind. Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac will duet on a jazzy rendition of Roxy Music's Love is The New Drug.Read More