In honor of the DVD release of Help! on November 6, 2007, the FIRST EVER Beatles podcast has been created! Narrated by Michael Palin, click on the this linkto check out the 2-part installment (with a 3rd part coming soon).
Update: It says there’s five parts on the site but there’s only three in reality.
Directed by Richard Lester, who also directed the bandâ€™s debut feature film A Hard Days Night, Help! made its theatrical debut in 1965. The story follows The Beatles as they become passive recipients of an outside plot that revolves around Ringo‘s possession of a sacrificial ring, which he cannot remove from his finger. As a result, he and his bandmates John, Paul and George are chased from London to the Austrian Alps and the Bahamas by religious cult members, a mad scientist and the London police.
In addition to starring the Beatles, Help! has a witty script, a great cast of British character actors and features 7 classic Beatles tracks, including:
- You’re Going To Lose That Girl
- You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
- Ticket To Ride
- I Need You
- The Night Before
- Another Girl
You can find the DVD trailer for Help! here.