directed by Kathy Dougherty, Susan Froemke, Albert & David Maysles
USA 1964

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Theatrical Release: 1991

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DVD Comparison:

MPI (OOP) - Region 0 - NTSC vs. Capitol / Apple - Region 0 - NTSC vs. SOFA Ent. - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution

MPI

Region 0 - NTSC

Capitol / Apple
Region 0 - NTSC
SOFA Ent.
Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 81 81 231 **
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.60 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.38 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.96 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

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MPI (OOP)

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Capitol / Apple

 

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SOFA Ent.

 

Audio Eng. 2.0

Eng. 2.0

Eng. 2.0 Mono, Eng. 5.1 DD

Subtitles English, Spanish, French English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian, Netherlands, Portuguese None
Features Release Information:
Studio: MPI

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• 1 Text screen on the Maysles
• 11 Text screens on Beatles Info.
• 17 Question Text Trivia Quiz
• 4 page chapter list
• Static menus
• Directional subtitles on dialog and songs

DVD Release Date: 07/28/98
Plastic Keepcase

Chapters 15
 

Release Information:
Studio: Capitol / Apple

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Commentary by director Albert Maysles
• The Making of The First US Visit Doc. 51 min.
• 16 page booklet
• Elegant animated menus
• Summarized subtitles on dialog only

 

DVD Release Date: 02/03/04
Plastic Keepcase

Chapters 26

Release Information:
Studio: SOFA Ent.

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• All 4 complete telecasts with other guests on
• Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, and Sept 12, 1965
• Best Buy offers 4 photo postcards from the show
• Aminated opening menu
• No Subtitles

 

DVD Release Date: 10/28/03
Cardboard digipak

Chapters 55

Comments The OOP MPI has more accurate directional subtitles.

The new Apple has a better picture along with better sound. Print damage is also lessened in the new Apple version.  The new commentary is laid back and has many dry spells. The new documentary is the real star with much of the material not used in the original film now organized with a great behind the scenes feel. It is now clear that much of the material for The Beatles Anthology disc 2 part 3 comes from the Maysles outtakes!

The Sullivan Set has all 4 complete telecasts which provides 20 songs, 14 songs from 1964 and 6 songs from 1965. The Maysles' film only has 10 from Sullivan's 1964 telecasts. The Ed Sullivan shows are presented in full, even with the old commercials. It is like taking a trip back in time, for some it reliving history but for others who just want the Beatles, it would be extraneous. At times the Sullivan set can have more picture detail, but I find the overall grayscale better in the new Apple. The Sullivan's 5.1 sound in not 5.1, it is music and dialog on center and audience in the surrounds.

The Beatles Anthology is another creature all together. It has elements from the Ed Sullivan Show, Maysles film & outtakes. The Anthology does a great job of fitting it all together. One example is when John does a long distance phone interview with an England radio station from the hotel while waiting to go to Ed Sullivan. The filming of his side of the conversion is in the Maysles doc. in full but in rough form. The Anthology uses that and fills in the actual voice of the British interviewer along with Pictures so that a two sided conversion is presented in the Anthology. The Anthology because of run time, can not present all the songs, but when it does the sound is in DTS and sounds as good as it will ever get.

Enrique B Chamorro

 



Beatles US Visit     Maysles' Film Beatles Anthology
Date Location Set Title Song Order Disc 2 Eps. # 3
02/09/64 Ed Sullivan Show 1 All My Loving 1 Partial presentation
New York, NY 1 Till There Was You 2  
  1 She Loves You 3  
  2 I Saw Her Standing There Not Shown  
  2 I Want to Hold Your Hand 4  
         
         
02/11/64 Coliseum   ( I Saw Her Standing There ) 5 Full presentation
Washington, DC   ( I Wanna Be Your Man ) 6  
(Not on Sullivan DVD)   ( She Loves You ) 7 Full presentation
    ( Please, Please Me ) Not Shown Full presentation
         
         
02/16/64 Ed Sullivan Show 1 She Loves You Not Shown  
Miami, FL 1 This Boy 9 Partial presentation
  1 All My Loving 10  
  2 I Saw Her Standing There Not Shown  
  2 From Me to You 8  
  2 I Wanna Hold Your Hand Not Shown  
         
         
02/23/64 Ed Sullivan Show 1 Twist and Shout 11  
New York, NY 1 Please, Please Me 12  
  2 I Wanna Hold Your Hand 13  
         
         
09/12/65 Ed Sullivan Show 1 I Feel Fine N.A.  
New York, NY 1 I'm Down N.A.  
  1 Act Naturally N.A.  
  2 Ticket to Ride N.A.  
  2 Yesterday N.A.  
  2 Help! N.A.  

 



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