After the trailer release of “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years” last June 20, the documentary finally hits select cinemas in the U.S. It will be followed by an exclusive release on Hulu available starting September 17, after the Documentary Films company ensured U.S exclusive streaming rights last May. It is, therefore, the first film to launch under the streamer’s documentary branch.
“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years” features the English rock band’s career from 1962 through 1966. The documentary includes rare and exclusive footages of the band’s life behind the scenes. The 95-minute film will give us a glimpse of the long years in the making of the phenomenal “The Beatles,” showcasing their live performances starting from The Cavern Club, London in 1962 to their last performance in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park in 1966.
Eight Days a Week is a collective collaboration between Director Ron Howard, the original The Beatles members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and The Beatles widows Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.
Howard’s interview with Rolling Stone last 2014 stated that they were in the process of retrieving rare footage of the boys.
“We can now sync it up and create a concert experience so immersive and so engaging. I believe you’re going to actually feel like you’re somewhere in the Sixties. Seeing what it was like to be there, feeling it and hearing it. And as a film director, that’s a fantastic challenge.” – Ron Howard
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