BLU-RAY REVIEW & GIVEAWAY — “Yesterday”
“Yesterday” is a rocking-good fantasy that hits all the right notes. Directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later), written by Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually), and inspired by the music of The Beatles, “Yesterday” is now available on Digital and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand.
The film, starring Himesh Patel and Lily James, is a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.
Jack Malik (Patel; BBC’s “EastEnders”) was just another struggling songwriter…but that was yesterday. After a mysterious blackout, the life of the young musician is changed forever when he discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers the music of The Beatles.
As he rockets to fame by passing off the Fab Four’s songs as his own, Jack risks losing Ellie (James; Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Cinderella) – the one person who has loved him and believed in him from the start. Jack must decide if he truly wants the spotlight, or if all he needs is love.
Filled with hilarious supporting performances from Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran as well as a surprisingly unexpected third act reveal that will make both die-hard Beatles maniacs and casual fans gently weep, “Yesterday” is packed with heart and humor from beginning to end. On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital releases, the film comes packed with exciting bonus features including deleted and extended scenes, live performances at The Beatles’iconic Abbey Road Studios, an alternate opening and ending, and several featurettes with the filmmakers and cast that take fans further into the charming story.
DVD format includes over 35 minutes of bonus content
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTrA HD, BLU-RAY™, DVD & DIGITAL
- Alternate Opening*
- Alternate Ending
- Deleted Scenes
- Corden & Roxanne – Includes deleted performance by Himesh Patel of “Something”
- Late for School
- Nutters Italian Ice Cream
- Moscow Audience
- A Gonk
- W Hotel
- Jack Calls Ellie
- Hilary in the Mirror
- Nick and Carol
- Hazel’s Selfie
- Gag Reel*
- Live at Abbey Road Studios – Watch Himesh Patel perform “Yesterday”, “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, and “Let it Be” at Abbey Road Studios.
- “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
- “Let it Be”
- Ed Sheeran: From Stadium to Screen* – Acting in his first major role, Ed Sheeran reflects on his experiences making the movie.
- Agent of Comedy: Kate McKinnon* – Kate McKinnon shares how eager she was to play the role of “Debra Hammer” while the cast and crew reflect on the fun and energy that the queen of improvisational comedy brought to the set.
- A Talented Duo* – Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle, two of the most successful British filmmakers, team up for the first time. In this clip from the bonus feature, director Danny Boyle talks about the joys of working on a romantic comedy with writer/producer, Richard Curtis, and shows them working on the Yesterday set.
- Playing for Real* – The re-interpreting of the Beatles songs was a huge undertaking for newcomer Himesh Patel. Learn how he spent months learning to play the songs perfectly as the production decided to take the more challenging route of recording the musical numbers live on set.
- Soul Mates* – Beyond the music and the laughs, the film is, of course, a love story. This piece looks at the relationship between Jack & Ellie and the actors playing them. In this clip from the bonus feature, stars Lily James and Himesh Patel chat about the close friendship and romance between their characters Ellie and Jack in Yesterday
- A Conversation with Richard & Ed* – Long-term friends Richard Curtis and Ed Sheeran have a funny and informal chat about the making of YESTERDAY.
- Feature Commentary with Director Danny Boyle and Writer/Producer Richard Curtis
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