Video Release: April 1, 2003
Rating: Not Rated
Studio: EMI Video
- B&W and Color
- Digitally Processed
- Originally in English
- Released in English
A deluxe, eight-volume chronicle of the complete history of the Beatles, this definitive collection features ten hours of footage culled from interviews, live concerts, studio sessions, feature films, home movies and more. The home video release contains five hours of exclusive material not seen in the television broadcast.
Writer Bob Smeaton was also the series director.
Two new songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, "Free As a Bird" and "Real Love", debut in this documentary.
The following people appear in archival, taped segments: John Lennon, Brian Epstein, Dudley Moore and Morecambe and Wise.
Broadcast over the ABC Television Network November 19, 22, & 23, 1995.
The video releases has five hours not shown on television.
The Compact Disc went on sale in the USA at midnight, November 21, 1995.
"The Beatles Anthology" was nominated for the following Emmy Awards: Best Documentary Series; Outstanding Informational Series; Outstanding Picture Editing; and Outstanding Sound Editing
Archival material for the production was obtained from the following sources:
Estate of John Lennon and Yoko Ono Lennon
MPL Communications, Ltd.; Apple Corp. Ltd.; Archive Films; BBC Sound Archive; BBC Television; Jerry H. Bishop; British Movietonews Ltd.; British Pathe News Ltd.; CBC; CBS News Archive; The Daily Mirror; Dennis Elsas; The Evening Standard (Solo Syndication Ltd.); Flower Films; Granada Television Ltd.; Huntley Film Archives, Ltd.; ITN; Larry Kane; KCNC-TV 1994 NBC Subsidiary; KLOS-LA; KRON TV; Las Vegas News Bureau; Mark Lewisohn; Lumiere Pictures Ltd.; The Manila Chronicle; Brian Matthew; MGM Inc.; Elliot Mintz; NBC Inc.; Reuters Television Library; David Sheff; Sherman Grinberg Film Libraries, Inc.; Sony Music; Subafilms Ltd.; Tyne Tees Television; Walter Shenson Films Ltd.; WCPO-TV Cincinnati; Scripps Howard Broadcasting; Jann S. Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine; WGN-TV; WISH-TV; WNEW FM; Worldwide Television News Corp.; WPLJ FM; WTMJ; and Footage from the 1968 Comeback Special courtesy of Lightyear Entertainment and Elvis Presley Enterprises.
Filmed by Apple Prods.
Volume 1: Cat.# 3392V; ISBN: 0-7806-1493-3, 79 minutes,
covers July 1940 to March 1963
Volume 2: Cat.# 3393V; ISBN: 0-7806-1494-1, 72 minutes
covers March 1963 to February 1964
Volume 3: Cat.# 3394V; ISBN: 0-7806-1495-X, 73 minutes
covers February 1964 to July 1964
Volume 4: Cat.# 3395V; ISBN: 0-7806-1496-8, 71 minutes
covers August 1964 to August 1965
Volume 5: Cat.# 3396V; ISBN: 0-7806-1497-6, 72 minutes
covers August 1965 to July 1966
Volume 6: Cat.# 3397V; ISBN: 0-7806-1498-4, 71 minutes
covers July 1966 to June 1967
Volume 7: Cat.# 3398V; ISBN: 0-7806-1499-2, 74 minutes
covers June 1967 to July 1968
Volume 8: Cat.# 3399V; ISBN: 0-7806-1500-X, 81 minutes
covers July 1968 to the End
Copyright 1996 Apple corps Ltd.