The Beatles - Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years DVD review
A look back at the long and winding road as the Fab Four conquered the globe
Hollywood director Ron Howard was still in short trousers when The Beatles first touched down in America. But he had a front row seat, through television, as over the next two impressionable years his homeland fell in and out of love with the Fab Four.
That fanboy connection, in tandem with the ‘everyman’ quality of his populist feature films, makes him ideal to helm this thrilling documentary chronicling the days when the band trod the boards to make big bucks (their record deal was infamously stingy). Trawling through more than 100 hours of archive footage, a great deal of which is previously unseen, Howard constructs an affectionate tableau of the impact the group had on those who saw them in the flesh, or even just on TV.