The Beatles’ feature film debut, A Hard Day’s Night opened 50 years ago, on July 6, 1964 and it’s back in some theaters now.
A new digitally restored version of the much-lauded musical comedy hit screens nationwide over the Fourth of July weekend. Directed by Richard Lester, the original movie was shot with a production budget of just $500,000, and went on to gross more than $12 million.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Janus Films hired producer Giles Martin—son of Sir George Martin—to remix and remaster the soundtrack at Abbey Road Studios, for 5.1 sound systems. The film features such classic songs as "I Should Have Known Better," "If I Fell," "Can't Buy Me Love" and the title track.