BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

41 years later ...

I may have mentioned a week or so back that I'd scored a great deal on a sealed VHS copy of the Beatles' movie HELP! ... I got it for $5.99 on eBay while the least expensive sealed copy via Amazon's new/used vendors is over $75! Anyway, this morning I (with some hesitation ... part of me was thinking "I could turn around and sell this ...") opened that up and popped it into the VCR. This was a copy of the 1995 restored/remastered version, and it looks GREAT. I was playing it for The Girls, but it really brought me back ... after all, I was all of eight years old when the movie came out (in 1965)! The tape has a bunch of 'extras" at the end, one of which is a copy of the original theatrical trailer for the movie, and it is amazing how bad that looks (in terms of being washed out, etc.) compared to the film itself. I'm glad that they did a great restoration job on this, as now in digital form it can be around "forever". Amazing to think that HELP! is nearly a half a century old, though. Reminds me of what a geezer I must be that I can remember when it came out.

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