The Beatles - The First U.S. Visit Dec 24, 2008 2:20:26 GMT -5
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THE BEATLES - THE FIRST U.S. VISIT
DVD Release Date: February 3, 2004
Run Time: 83 minutes
A recent photo of Albert Maysles with Melissa Mango.
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The Beatles - The First U.S. Visit
(From the back cover)
It was one of the great moments in the history of show business: It was 1:20 p.m., the 7th of February 1964, and Pan Am Yankee Clipper Flight Number 101 taxied down the runway at New York's Idlewild Airport, carrying a human cargo of four young British musicians who were destined to conquer Great Britain's former colony, the United States.
Within 48 hours, the Beatles were performing on the Ed Sullivan Show, capturing 73,000,000 viewers, thus making television history.
This is The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit, a day-by-day audio visual account of the group's arrival on American shores. This full-length film takes us on an historic, musical ride back in time.
The Beatles wave to fans from the Plaza Hotel in New York.
This is the real Hard Day's Night, culled from hours of footage shot at the time, some of which has never been seen before, and the Ed Sullivan appearances will give audiences of all ages an opportunity to relive a time of glorious, innocent mayhem. People will be able to see and hear what happened, as it happened. Such a time will never come again.
Ed Sullivan secured as many segments as negotiations would permit--three--and so these historic performances are preserved intact. And the Maysles Brothers (Albert and David), American filmmakers of great distinction, secured the wondrous realities off-stage.
The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show.
The Beatles at the Coliseum in Washington, D.C.
The 83-minute film contains more than 13 performances, which have been visually restored to near perfection. The tracks have been digitally remastered to produce a superb hi-fi sound. Between performances, the viewer will join the Beatles in their limos, hotel rooms, and on their trip from New York to Washington, D.C., to Miami, Florida.
If you were there, this is a fabulous journey back into a glorious time of youthful joy. If you weren't, this is the way to catch up fast.
Includes the hits: I Wanna Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, I Saw Her Standing There, Please Please Me, and many more.
The Beatles in Miami, Florida on February 15, 1964.
The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit is an archive footage documentary of the Beatles' first visit to America in February of 1964. It was filmed by renowned documentary filmmaking team Albert and David Maysles, and documents the Beatles' U.S. trip as they travel to New York City, Washington, D.C., and Miami Beach. Footage of the Beatles (often acting goofy in front of the camera) in hotel rooms makes up the majority of the non-musical portion of the film. The other portion of the film is the Fab Four's live recorded performances on The Ed Sullivan Show. Everything is shown in chronological order.
The Beatles First U.S. Visit - The announcement that The Beatles are coming to America. Part 1 of 13. (1:05 minutes)
The Beatles First U.S. Visit - The Beatles arrival at Idlewild (now John F. Kennedy) Airport in New York City, NY
on February 7, 1964 and press conference. Part 2 of 13. (10:58 minutes)
The Beatles First U.S. Visit - The Beatles meet the press at Central Park, New York City, NY on February 8, 1964.
Manager Brian Epstein is introduced, awaits phone call from London, England. Part 3 of 13. (7:36 minutes)
The Beatles First U.S. Visit - The Beatles at the Peppermint Lounge on February 9, 1964. Manager Brian Epstein receives
a phone call from Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager, The Beatles on their way by train to Washington, D.C.
Part 4 of 13. (10:57 minutes)
The Beatles First U.S. Visit - The Beatles arrive in Washington, D.C. for their first U.S. concert. Part 5 of 13. (0:34 minutes)
The Beatles First U.S. Visit - The beginning of the first Beatles concert in the United Sates at the Washington, D.C.
Coliseum on February 11, 1964. Part 6 of 13. (1:56 minutes)
The Beatles First U.S. Visit - The Washington, D.C. Coliseum Concert. The Beatles sing "I Saw Her Standing There."
Part 7 of 13. (3:26 minutes)
The Beatles First U.S. Visit - The Washington, D.C. Coliseum Concert. The Beatles sing "I Wanna Be Your Man." Part 8 of 13. (3:47 minutes)
The Beatles First U.S. Visit - The Washington, D.C. Coliseum Concert. The Beatles sing "She Loves You." Manager Brian Epstein is seen from the audience. The Beatles return on board a train to Miami, Florida. Part 9 of 13. (5:02 minutes)
The Beatles First U.S. Visit - The Beatles visit Miami, Florida and are greeted by fans below their hotel room. Part 10 of 13.
The Beatles First U.S. Visit - The Beatles at the hotel prepare to leave Miami, Florida. Part 11 of 13. (4:34 minutes)
The Beatles First U.S. Visit - The Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 12, 1964. The Beatles sing
"I Want To Hold Your Hand." Part 12 of 13. (2:26 minutes)
The Beatles First U.S. Visit - The movie ending credits. The Beatles song in the background is "It Won't Be Long."
Part 13 of 13. (2:31 minutes)