Beatles Documentary ‘Eight Days a Week’ Gets September Launch

The Beatles Eight Days a Week
Courtesy of Imagine Entertainment

Ron Howard’s authorized documentary about the early years of the Beatles has been set for U.S. theatrical release on Sept. 16 through Abramorama.

The film, titled “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years,” will become available to stream exclusively to Hulu subscribers on the next day, Sept. 17.  It will be the first feature film to debut on Hulu following its theatrical premiere.

The film features exclusive footage and is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

Producers are White Horse Pictures’ Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainement with Howard. Apple Corps Ltd.’s Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde are serving as executive producers, along with Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East and Nicholas Ferrall.

Studiocanal is an anchor partner on the film having acquired U.K., France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand rights. Producers began selling rights at the Cannes Film Festival last month.

“The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years” is based on the first part of the Beatles’ career between 1962 and 1966 and will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together. The title is taken from a 1964 hit single by the group.

The Beatles’ “Ed Sullivan Show” appearance in 1964 caused their popularity to explode. When the band stopped touring, they had performed 166 concerts in 15 countries and 90 cities.

The film explores the inner workings of the group, their unique musical gifts and their complementary personalities and includes early performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.

“The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years” is the first film acquired by Hulu’s Documentary Films arm, which will serve as a new home for original and exclusive documentary film titles coming to Hulu.

The film will premiere on Sept. 15 in London as part of its release in the U.K., France and Germany, followed by the Sept. 16 release in the U.S., Australia an New Zealand and a Sept. 22 release in Japan.

Paul Crowder is the editor and his long-time collaborator, Mark Monroe, is serving as writer. Marc Ambrose is the supervising producer.

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  1. pete degan says:

    is the film going to be released in Canada in September?

  2. Rafal Klopotowski says:

    It seems both of you are right.
    Eight Days a Week was released on an album (Beatles For Sale) on Dec 4, 1964 in UK and on single in the US only on Feb 15, 1965.

  3. Occultology says:

    Unless this “documentary” of The Beatles’ touring includes the death of James Paul McCartney on September 11, 1966 (which was the only reason that the group stopped performing live concerts in the first place, because the Faux McCartney couldn’t pull off the switch for many reasons, primarily because he is 3 inches taller than the original JPMcC), it is another Beatles False Legacy Showcase. Anyone who wishes to see one of the actual Autopsy Photographs of the real James Paul McCartney should Google The Beatles’ 1995 music video, “Free As A Bird”, where it pops on screen at exactly 2:22, seen in the back window of the black Police Paddy Wagon window, whereupon the camera then pans left to a car crash scene! The Beatles, although sworn to the secrecy of a Blood Oath courtesy of MI5 and Queen Elizabeth II, felt guilty enough to embed over 300 clues hinting at their beloved bandmate’s tragic death, in lyrics, backwards lyrics (backmasking), album art, interview hints, etc. The occult fact that James Paul McCartney died exactly 13 days after the final Beatles concert at San Francisco should also be examined carefully, for obvious esoteric meaning. The death, whether accidental, or more likely premeditated, of James Paul McCartney is the reason that The Beatles never, ever, sounded the same way that they did in the early days, pre-1967. If Ron Howard is not aware of this information, he should be, and if he is already aware of this, and he still goes ahead and makes this incomplete “documentary”, not revealing the death of the real James Paul McCartney and his replacement by the hack known as “Sir Paul (Faul) McCartney”, then he is another Hollywood Propaganda Frontman serving his hidden Masters well. The time for TRUTH is always NOW, Opie Taylor. You should already know that.

  4. Marty Gillis says:

    “Eight Days a Week” was released in 1965, not 1964.

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