Which "Widely Available" Beatles Film/Video Do You Watch The Most?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by If I Can Dream_23, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    United States
    Not necessarily the film or video that you feel is best, but the one you most frequently watch?

    Perhaps this belongs in the Visual Arts Forum, but the Beatles dominance over popular music is so vast that I figure even their films and videos fall easily within the music realm.

    I'll go a little out of the box (perhaps), and say that the video I put in the most is probably Magical Mystery Tour. Mainly due to four main factors:

    1. It is rather concise for a film (easy to watch).

    2. The "Top Of The Pops" video for "Hello Goodbye", included in the special features, that spotlights the two cute girls in the snow. :)

    3. I have a soft spot for psych, surrealism, and outlandish technicolor!

    4. The lovely stewardess, Miss Wendy Winters.

    Feel free to vote for up to two Fab Four features of your choosing. I'll have Wendy tally the results...

    Last edited: Feb 25, 2017
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  2. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    I don't watch ANY of them very often, but Anthology is the one I've seen the most times in my life.
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  3. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    United States
    That was the second choice that I voted for. It's definitely the "king release" in my opinion, for it remains the only real encompassing visual history for them and by them. It's so long though that I tend to just watch whatever episode (or year) appeals to me at the moment.
  4. claudecat

    claudecat Forum Resident

    Rural America
    I voted Anthology, which I've watched more repeatedly than the others, and "Other", which I'm using to account for my semi-annual re-watching of "All You Need Is Cash" (The Rutles). I know, that shouldn't count. If you're a stickler in that way, then put me down for Yellow Submarine, because I once had a toddler.
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  5. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    I know the OP said widely available and all, but I had to say other and go with Let it Be. I have a boot of that movie, and I love it.
  6. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
    I don't watch any often but I've probably watched The Compleat Beatles the most. I also like The First U.S. Visit.
    I've never seen Anthology.
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  7. JamieC

    JamieC Forum Resident

    Detroit Mi USA
    Help and Anthology. Although 1+ has been getting the most plays lately.
  8. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

    Oslo, Norway
    I voted "Help!". Always loved the silly humor, and the chemistry between the four was at a peak.
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  9. Freewheelin

    Freewheelin Active Member

    Why is widely available in inverted comma's?

    8 Beatles/beatles related threads on the first page. Is that a record? It's as though some people listen to nothing else, which is made all the more amazing given its been well over 40 years since their last album.
  10. David-Shea

    David-Shea Toastmaster General

    Suffern, NY
    Help! and Anthology. I usually watch Anthology in full once a year. I used to watch it in one 11 hour marathon, but now I watch one disc a day until the set is complete.
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  11. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo No music, no Life

    I voted Other for "Let It Be" which is widely available on Blu ray/DVD/VHS, if you look hard enough. Used to be Anthology.

    Thought: I've never sat through Yellow Submarine... :shrug:
  12. notesfrom

    notesfrom Forum Resident

    NC USA
    Remember when AHDN was generally thought of as being the 'better' film than H! ? I think that they are seen as at least on par now, even perhaps with H! being given the edge because of its slightly later time-period, outlandishness, and multiple locales.
  13. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    That's probably not far from the truth around here. :p
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  14. Veech

    Veech Space In Sounds

    Los Angeles, CA
    The Beatles - Live at Washington Coliseum, 1964 Full


  15. aussievinyl

    aussievinyl Forum Resident

    Both A HARD DAY'S NIGHT and HELP! are great for kids, as is YELLOW SUBMARINE. I wonder if, when ours grow up , they'll be able to sit through LET IT BE - I know I find it difficult. I bought the Criterion Blu-Ray release of A HARD DAY'S NIGHT because it's my favourite.
  16. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    You know, the original director's cut of Anthology is out there... just sayin'...
  17. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

    A Hard Day's Night- It's funny, very clean, and it has great songs. What's not to love? :)
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  18. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    We watch "Yellow Submarine" the most because my little girl likes it. However, I just introduced her to "Help!" a couple weeks ago. We've watched it twice so far. But I still think "Yellow Submarine" will remain the most watched in my household.
  19. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
    Let It be does sort of the impossible: make the Beatles a wee bit boring
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  20. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    I saw AHDN, Help and YS in the theater when they came out, and MMT at a midnight show during college. I've never rewatched any of them or seen the others at all so I've seen those four all the same number of times.
  21. Larry Geller

    Larry Geller Surround sound lunatic

    Bayside, NY
    Remember??? Since when has this opinion changed? AHDN is a cinematic masterpiece. Help! is a cute wacky film. I have never seen ANYONE think that Help! was better, until this post.

    I voted "other" (for LIB), BTW.
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  22. fr in sc

    fr in sc Forum Resident

    Hanahan, SC
    AHDN and The First U.S. Visit are the two I'd watch. The rest are ok, but LIB is downright depressing to me; watching it is like seeing a couple that you know who are going to file for divorce soon.
  23. Commander Lucius Emery

    Commander Lucius Emery Forum Resident

    The Compleat Beatles. Certainly not as complete as Anthology and is missing their participation, but for explaining them I et two hours, it does the job.
  24. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    Yellow Submarine
    Hard Day's Night

    in that order of most viewings, Yello Submarine was pure joy on the Cinema screen after the "Restored Frame-by-Frame" debut!
  25. O Don Piano

    O Don Piano Forum Resident

    +1 on Wendy Winters!
    "Good morning Miss Winters, Miss Winters, Miss Winters....."

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