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Backbeat SE in January

Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 Special Edition DVD release of Backbeat for 25th January 2005 priced at $19.98 SRP. Directed by Iain Softley (K-PAX), Backbeat is an energetic, musical drama chronicling the pre-fame Beatles as they head to Hamburg in search of success. As they gain popularity, the “fifth Beatle,” bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff), falls in love and ultimately must choose between his best friend John Lennon, his new love (Sheryl Lee) and the greatest rock and roll band in the world.

Features include:

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French DD2.0 Stereo
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • A Conversation with Astrid Kirchherr
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Iain Softley Interview for the Sundance Channel
  • Interview with Iain Softley and Ian Hart
  • Feature Commentary with Director Iain Softley
  • TV Featurette
  • Casting Session
  • Director's Essay
  • Photo Gallery

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