The “Nowhere Boy” DVD and Blu-ray finally hits the streets in the U.S. on Jan. 25. The film has been a major topic of discussion among Beatles fans even before it opened here in the States.
We’ve written about it several times in the past. (See links below.) Our short review of the film is that though it takes some dramatic liberties (as do most films) that will probably irk some people (such as having Julia Baird and her sister in Liverpool for their mother’s funeral when they weren’t there at all), as a film it tells a pretty good story, especially around the creation of the Beatles.
As for the DVD, it has two behind-the-scenes featurettes and five deleted scenes. One of the featurettes, “The Making of ‘Nowhere Boy’,” includes comments from director Sam Taylor-Wood and several of the actors in the film including Aaron Johnson, who played John Lennon.
The other, “‘Nowhere Boy: The Untold Story of John Lennon and the Creation of the Beatles’,” features soundbites from the U.S. premiere with Yoko Ono, Sam Taylor-Wood and the actors, plus additional movie background from historian Martin Lewis.
The director’s commentary on the UK DVD, however, is missing. There are a couple more extras on the UK DVD that didn’t make it to the American version. Anyone who wants to buy the UK DVD will need to have a multi-region DVD player to play it. Some computer DVD software programs will also play them, but usually with a limited number of region changes.
- The mystery of the missing U.S. soundtrack to the Lennon-inspired ‘Nowhere Boy’
- REVIEW: ‘Nowhere Boy’ leaves Beatles fans with plenty to think about
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