Ron Howard has just released the trailer for his new Beatles film about their touring years.
Titled The Beatles: Eight Days a Week—The Touring Years, the film captures the group’s life on the road from 1963 to 1966, during which the band kept up a hectic touring and promotional schedule.
Howard’s film includes both new footage with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and archival footage of the group on tour. The director had vintage Super 8 footage of the group repaired and cleaned, and was able to sync it up with recordings from the shows to bring past concerts back to life.
“We can now sync it up and create a concert experience so immersive and so engaging,” Howard told Rolling Stone in 2014, “I believe you're going to actually feel like you're somewhere in the Sixties, seeing what it was like to be there, feeling it and hearing it.”
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week—The Touring Years arrives at theaters on September 15 and Hulu on September 17.
The film’s release will coincide with an updated, remastered version of Live at the Hollywood Bowl, which originally was released in 1977. The album contains an entirely different tracklist from the original disc, plus four previously unreleased live cuts. Like the original album, the updated release is compiled from the Beatles' two live performances at the Hollywood Bowl in August 1964 and August 1965.
The recordings were remixed and mastered by Giles Martin, the late George Martin's son, at Abbey Road Studios in London. Live at the Hollywood Bowl will be released on CD and digitally September 9 and on vinyl November 18.