Sunday, October 7, 2012

DVD Review: Beatles Stories Show A Different Side To The Fab Four

New from Cinema Libre Studio comes the documentary "Beatles Stories" on DVD. The 85 minute movie follows Fab Four fan Seth Swirsky as he hits the road in search of more information about The Beatles. What he discovered and shows in this film is another side to the personality of the four members of one of the most popular bands of all time.

Seth Swirsky interviews over 50 celebrities, musicians, athletes and members of The Beatles regime, including Sir George Martin, Norman "Hurricane" Smith and Beach Boy Brian Wilson. Swirsky allows each story to live independent from the other stories, yet all of the stories show a more heart-warming side to John, Paul, George and Ringo. It's great hearing about how Graham Nash was invited to the recording of "All You Need Is Love" and how John Lennon asked Art Garfunkel how he felt about reuniting with Paul Simon. But two of my personal favorite stories come from Henry Winkler ("The Fonz"), the time he first met Paul McCartney on the street in New York City and record producer Jerry Douglas, when he knocked himself unconscious and was rescued by John Lennon.

The extras on this DVD include 30 more minutes of interviews, including Peter Tork of the Monkees and Denny Doherty from The Mamas and The Papas. It also features an extended interview with The Beatles' recording engineer, Norman "Hurricane" Smith as Swirsky gets invited to his home in England. 

The stories are very short, but the film flows so seamlessly. This DVD is great as you discover another side to The Beatles during their popularity and even during their solo recording years. This item was released on October 2 on DVD and digital platforms. For more information about this release, please visit and

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