THE BEATLES " ANTHOLOGY " Director's Cut 10 Dvd Set
DATE : 1993
VENUE : DOCUMENTARY
SOURCE : PRO SHOT
FORMAT : NTSC
MEDIA : DVD-R
DISKS : 10
FEATURES : MENU & CHAPTER SELECTION
AUDIO : DOLBY 2.1
QUALITY : 9/10
PACKAGING : DISK (NO LABEL) INSIDE A SLIM JEWEL WITH PRINTED ART WORK.
SET LIST :
01."In My Life"
02. Liverpool: The Childhood Years
03. Musical Influences - Discovering Rock & Roll
04. John, Paul & George - The Beginning of the Beatles
05."Twenty Flight Rock" - "The Girl Can't Help It"
06. First Recordings 1958-1960
07. Stuart Sutcliffe
08. Flaming Pie - Name Origins
09. Early Tours
10. Pete Best
12. Growing Pains - Stuart Leaves
13. The Cavern
14. Decca Sessions
15. George Martin - Abbey Road Studios
16. Ringo Arrives
17."Love Me Do"
18."Please, Please Me" - "We're No.1"
01."In My Life" - Series Flashback
02. Racing Up The Ladder
03. Touring Britain - 1963
04."From Me To You"
05. Mal Evans
06."She Loves You"
07. Reflections On Sudden Fame
08."It Won't Be Long"
09. Beatlemania - Sweeden 1963
10. Royal Variety Performance
11. Second Album: "With The Beatles"
12. Early Television Appearances
13. Olympia Theatre, Paris - 1964
14."I Wanna Hold Your Hand" Reaches No.1 In The U.S
1. In My Life - Series Flashback
2. Arrival In The US - February 1964
3. First Appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show
4. The Coliseum Concert -Washinton D.C.
5. Reception at the British Embassy
6. Miami Beach
7. Second Appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show
8. Return To England
9. They're Going To Put Us In The Movies!
10. Filming A Hard Day's Nigh
11. Derek Taylor Becomes Press Agent
12. World Tour 1964
13. You Can't Do That Tour Montage
14. World Premiere of A Hard Day's Night
15. Liverpool Homecoming
1. In My Life - Series Flashback
2. First Major US Tour - Summer 1964
3. Meeting Bob Dylan
4. The Pressures of Touring
5. Feedback I Feel Fine
6. Recording Beatles For Sale
7. Filming Help
9. NME Poll Winner's Concert - April 11, 965
10. George Talks About His Songs
11. Ticket To Ride
12. The Beatles Receive The MBE From The Queen
13. The '65 Tour Se List - Paris 1965
14. Playing Bullrings In Spain
02.Shea Stadium Concert-August 15, 1965
03.Meeting Elvis Presley
04.More Tour Pressure
05.New Musical Directions:"Rubber Soul" And "Revolver"
08."We Can Work It Out"
09.Taped TV Promo Films
13."Tomorrow Never Knows"
14.World Tour 1966-Returning To Hamburg
01."While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
02.Trouble In The Philippines
03.Touring Takes It's Toll
05.The Last Concert-San Francisco, August 19, 1966
07.The Making of "Strawberry Fields Forever"
10."A Day In The Life"
11.Sgt.Pepper's" Cover Sleeve
12.Reaction To "Sgt.Pepper's"
13.Drugs Reflect The Times
14."Baby You're A Rich Man"
02.Satellite Broadcast of "All You Need is Love"
03.Meeting the Maharishi
04.Brian Epstein's Death
05."Magical Mystery Tour"
06.Reaction to "Magical Mystery Tour"
07."I Am the Walrus"
09.The Apple Boutique
02.John Meets Yoko - Band Reactions
03.The "White" Album
05.The APlle Boutique Closes
07.Recording at Twickenham Studios
09.Moving to Apple
10.Billy Preston Sits In
11.The Rooftop Concert January 30, 1969
12."Don't Let Me Down"
Anthology Electronic Press Kit - 1995
Sneak Preview of ABC Miniseries - 1995
ABC Miniseries Electronic Press Kit - 1995
"Free as a Bird" Promotional Video - 1995
George Harrison on "Today Tonight" - November 1995
Neil Aspinall, George Martin & Derek Taylor - November 1995
"Real Love" Original Broacast Video - 1995
World Video Premiere of "Real Love" - 1996
"Real Love" Single Release - 1996
Anthology, Volume 2 TV Commercials - 1996
Anthology, Volume 2 Marketing Reel - 1996
Turner Home Entertainment Promo Reel - 1996
New Beatles Interviews "August, 1996"
Anthology Series: The Perfect Holiday Gift - 1996
Anthology, Volume 3 Promotional Spots - 1996
Story vs. Performance - The 1993 Director’s Cut of Anthology focused primarily
on the Beatles story, using performance footage only to enhance the story. The final
version would remove much of the story and details to include as much TV and concert
footage as possible. At the time this appeared to be the best approach, but in retrospect
opinions may change after hearing the uncut interviews; this was after all their one
change to tell their story. Collectors have countless sources for the TV and concert footage,
but only one option to hear their story as done for the Anthology series, until now that is!
Uncensored Version - comparisons between the two versions of Anthology clearly show
heavy editing. An entire sequence regarding Yoko Ono and her effects on the band has
been cut-down to almost nothing; only on the 1993 version will you hear unedited and
sometimes unflattering comments. Much of the filmed interviews did not make it into the
final Anthology or even the book, with many being changed or reworded. One example
is George commenting on the positive experiences he had with drugs, including the famous
dentist real name! Director’s cut ’93 also includes the original extended sequence on
George’s song writing later trimmed at George’s request. It becomes obvious by program 1
what you are seeing is what the director and production team assembled and presented to
the band before they made numerous change request.
Quality Of Archival Footage - At this early stage, Apple had to use what footage it had
available with quality varying from poor to ex. Some of early TV appearances and newsreels
are obviously taken from VHS screening tapes, and many include time-code. Some scenes
contain the text “Temporary Picture” All of the new interviews and Apple owned material,
including footage taken directly from the original cut of “The Long And Winding Road” look
great and contains no time code. It is quite interesting to see what Apple’s film archives looked
like in 1993. In 1995 Anthology producer Chips Chipperfield hinted at what this early version
might look like when asked why they could not just use the original 10-hour version for the
home video release “We can but that’s off-line. Off-line is a rough cut. It’s cut from whatever
archive sources we have so a lot of it is VHS
Unused McCartney Interview - Programs 1&2 include an unused interview with Paul.
This was the first interview shot and used before finally being replaced with a re-recorded
Paul in black turtleneck With this first interview being re-shot, the stories vary from the final release
Partially Unused Harrison Interview - For most of Programs 1&2, the only Harrison interview
used is the control room interview with George sporting a mustache. More than ½ of this interview
was later removed and replaced with a re-recorded clean-shaven George. With much of this first
interview going unused, the stories vary from the final version
Unused Neil Aspinall Interviews - For most of the first two programs, we see Neil’s first
interview sessions wearing no hat, the stories heard vary from the commercial version.
Derek Taylor - Derek has a larger role in the early version of Anthology, and is
featured in numerous unseen interviews
Program Endings - An early idea was to end each program with a sequence showing
the progression the band was making. Examples would be an overhead view showing
the move from Liverpool to London, or the move from London to the US.
Audio Outtakes - It is important to note that the 1993 Anthology uses very little studio
outtake recordings. There are no created studio sequences of audio outtakes. We
don’t hear any real audio outtakes until the 68 studio sessions, as the audio outtakes
were still being examined at this early stage of production and were not made available
to the production team just yet. But… we do get to hear the unused “Hums” ending for
“A Day In The Life” along with part of take 4!
Early/Abandoned Ideas - The 1993 Anthology uses many ideas later modified or
dropped entirely. The recreations of fans rooms differ greatly; TV and tour montages
were created then later dropped. An early idea was to show the move from Liverpool
to Abbey Road studios, done by filming an entire trip-sequence taking you from
Liverpool and ending at George Martin’s door in Abbey Road Studios. Other early
ideas put Paul in the film “The Girl Can’t Help It” Various other unused segments appear
throughout the entire eight programs
1993 Ending - At this early stage, the documentary ends with the “Let It Be” sessions
and rooftop concert. Program 8 part 1 dates from December 1993. 1994 would alter
the Documentary considerably, with the three remaining Beatles reforming to record
new music and joint interviews. It was at this point; the 1993 version was heavily
re-edited leaving only a hint of what it had originally looked like.
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