Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of A Hard Day’s Night with the newly restored version on July 5th at 7:00p.m. and July 6th at 2p.m.
Working from the original camera negative, Criterion’s tech department spent the last several months restoring the film in 4K resolution, taking great care to make sure that the image retained the look of the original film stock. (No grain reduction or dull contrast here!) The final master was approved by director Richard Lester, and will be presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.75. Sound-wise, a new 5.1 mix was completed at Apple Studios by Giles Martin, giving an extra depth and clarity to the songs that is simply stunning. We can guarantee that the film hasn’t looked or sounded this good in ages.