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BEATLES Anthology directors cut 10 DVD Set

Story VS Performance - The 1993 Director’s Cut of Anthology focused primarily on the Beatles story, using performance footage only to enhance the story. The final version would remove much of the story and details to include as much TV and concert footage as possible. At the time this appeared to be the best approach, but in retrospect opinions may change after hearing the uncut interviews; this was after all their one change to tell their story. Collectors have countless sources for the TV and concert footage, but only one option to hear their story as done for the Anthology series, until now that is!

Uncensored Version- comparisons between the two versions of Anthology clearly show heavy editing. An entire sequence regarding Yoko Ono and her effects on the band has been cut-down to almost nothing; only on the 1993 version will you hear unedited and sometimes unflattering comments. Many interviews did not even make it to the Anthology book. One example is George commenting on the positive experiences he had with drugs, including the famous dentist real name! The 1993 director’s cut also includes the original extended sequence on George’s songwriting later trimmed at George’s request. It becomes obvious by program 1 what you are seeing is what the director and production team assembled and presented to the band before they made numerous change request.

Program Beginnings- Each program begins with an unused animated sequence in place of the Help! Introduction.

In My Life Opening Montage- Programs 1-4 use this song montage with the commercial version using it only to start program 1. The early montage contains different shots from the final version including Allen Klein.

Flashback Montage- An early idea was to begin each program (beginning with program 2) with a flashback montage covering important material seen in the previous program, this worked well for the first few programs, but unfortunately took too much time, Beginning with program 4, the flashbacks only went as far back as the previous program

While My Guitar Gently Weeps Montage- Ideas about the montage were changing by program 5, and no song montage was used for this program. For program 6, a different approach/song was used, and for the first time it was flash forward montage, using much footage not seen elsewhere in the program. Programs 7-8 drop the montage idea entirely

Quality Of Archival Footage- At this early stage, Apple had to use what footage it had available with quality varying from poor to ex. Some of early TV appearances and newsreels are obviously taken from VHS screening tapes, and many include time-code. Some scenes contain the text “Temporary Picture” All of the new interviews and Apple owned material, including footage taken directly from the original cut of “The Long And Winding Road” look great and contains no time code. It is quite interesting to see what Apple’s film archives looked like in 1993. In 1995 Anthology producer Chips Chipperfield hinted at what this early version might look like when asked why they could not just use the original 10-hour version for the home video release “We can but that’s off-line. Off-line is a rough cut. It’s cut from whatever archive sources we have so a lot of it is VHS

Unused McCartney Interview- Programs 1&2 include an unused interview with Paul. This was the first interview shot and used before finally being replaced with a re-recorded Paul in black turtleneck With this first interview being re-shot, the stories vary from the final release

Partially Unused Harrison Interview- For most of Programs 1&2, the only Harrison interview used is the control room interview with George sporting a moustache. More than ½ of this interview was later removed and replaced with a re-recorded clean-shaven George. With much of this first interview going unused, the stories vary from the final version

Unused Neil Aspinall Interviews- For most of the first two programs, we see Neil’s first interview sessions wearing no hat, the stories heard vary from the commercial version.

Derek Taylor- Derek has a larger role in the early version of Anthology, and is featured in numerous unseen interviews

Program Endings- An early idea was to end each program with a sequence showing the progression the band was making. Examples would be an overhead view showing the move from Liverpool to London, or the move from London to the US.

Early/Abandoned Ideas- The 1993 Anthology uses many ideas later modified or dropped entirely. The recreations of fans rooms differ greatly; TV and tour montages were created then later dropped. An early idea was to show the move from Liverpool to Abbey Road studios, done by filming an entire trip-sequence taking you from Liverpool and ending at George Martin’s door in Abbey Road Studios. Other early ideas put Paul in the film “The Girl Can’t Help It” Various other unused segments appear throughout the entire eight programs

No Closing Credits- At this early stage, none of the eight programs contain closing credits

1993 Ending- At this early stage, the documentary ends with the “Let It Be” sessions and rooftop concert. Program 8 part 1 dates from December 1993. 1994 would alter the Documentary considerably, with the three remaining Beatles reforming to record new music and joint interviews. It was at this point; the 1993 version was heavily re-edited leaving only a hint of what it had originally looked like.

DVD Content:


In My Life

Liverpool: The Childhood Years

Musical Influences - Discovering Rock & Roll

John, Paul & George - The Beginning of the Beatles

Twenty Flight Rock - The Girl Can't Help It

First Recordings 1958-1960

Stuart Sutcliffe

Flaming Pie - Name Origins

Early Tours

Pete Best


Growing Pains - Stuart Leaves

The Cavern

Decca Sessions

George Martin - Abbey Road Studios

Ringo Arrives

Love Me Do

Please Please Me - We're No. 1


In My Life - Series Flashback

Racing Up The Ladder

Touring Britain - 1963

From Me To You

Mal Evans

She Loves You

Reflections of Sudden Fame

It Won't Be Long

Beatlemania - Sweden 1963

Royal Variety Performance

Second Album: With The Beatles

Early Television Appearances

Olympia Theatre, Paris - 1964

I Want To Hold Your Hand - Reaches No. 1 in the US


In My Life - Series Flashback

Arrival In The US - February 1964

The Coliseum Concert -Washinton D.C.

Reception at the British Embassy

Miami Beach

Return To England

They're Going To Put Us In The Movies!

Filming A Hard Day's Nigh

Derek Taylor Becomes Press Agent

World Tour 1964

You Can't Do That Tour Montage

World Premiere of A Hard Day's Night

Liverpool Homecoming


In My Life - Series Flashback

First Major US Tour - Summer 1964

Meeting Bob Dylan

The Pressures of Touring

Feedback I Feel Fine

Recording Beatles For Sale

Filming Help


NME Poll Winner's Concert - April 11, 965

George Talks About His Songs

Ticket To Ride

The Beatles Receive The MBE From The Queen

The '65 Tour Se List - Paris 1965

Playing Bullrings In Spain


Series Flashback

Shea Stadium - August 15,1965

Meeting Elvis Presley

More Tour Pressure

New Musical Directions - Rubber Soul & Revolver

LSD Doctor Ripley

Day Tripper

We Can Work It Out

Taped TV Promotional Films

Paperback Writer


Yellow Submarine

Tomorrow Never Knows

World Tour 1966 - Returning To Hamburg


While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Series Flashback

Trouble in The Philippines

Touring Takes It Toll

Eleanor Rigby

The Last Concert - San Francisco, August 19, 1966

Individual Directions

Making of Strawberry Fields Forever

Penny Lane

Sgt. Pepper's

A Day In The Life

Sgt. Pepper's Cover Sleeve

Drugs Reflect The Times

Baby You're A Rich Man


Series Flashback

Satellite Broadcast of All You Need Is Love

Meeting the Maharishi

Brian Epstein's Death

Magical Mystery Tour

Reaction to Magical Mystery Tour

I Am The Walrus

Hello Goodbye

The Apple Boutique

Rishikesh, India

Dear Prudence

Sexy Sadie

Apple Records

Lady Madonna


Series Flashback

John Meets Yoko - Band Reactions

The White Album


The Apple Boutique Closes

Hey Jude

Recording At Twickenham Studios

Magic Alex

Moving To Apple

Billy Preston Sits In

The Rooftop Concert January 30, 1969

Don't Let Me Down

Get Back

DVD 9 - Special Features

Anthology Electronic Press Kit - 1995

Sneak Preview Of ABC Miniseries - 1995

ABC Miniseries Electronic Press Kit - 1995

KABC Television Promo Spots - 1995

Anthology Post Release - 1995

Anthology CD Electronic Press Kit - 1995

Free As A Bird Promotional Video 1995

George Harrison On Today Tonight - November 1995

Neil Aspinall, George Martin & Derek Taylor - November 1995

DVD 10 - Special Features

Real Love Original Broadcast Video - 1995

World Premiere of Real Love - 1996

Real Love Single Release - 1996

Anthology Volume 2 Electronic Press Kit - 1996

Anthology Volume 2 TV Commercials - 1996

Anthology Volume 2 Marketing Reel - 1996

Turner Home Entertainment Promo Reel - 1996

New Beatles Interviews  August 1996

Anthology Series: The Perfect Holiday Gift - 1996

Anthology Volume 3 Promotional Spots - 1996

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