A Hard Day’s Night in 4k


A Hard Day’s Night to be re-released in high definition in 2021

The first film starring the Beatles, “A Hard Days Night”, will be released on January 30, 2021 in 4K Ultra HD + 2 Blu-ray, according to Amazon in Japan. Since it was already out in 4K in 2014 with a remade soundtrack by Giles Martin, the new release just adds another disc format. Ultra HD Blu-ray (marketed as 4K Ultra HD) (UHD-BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format that is an enhanced variant of Blu-ray. Ultra HD Blu-ray discs are incompatible with existing standard Blu-ray players (though in most cases, a traditional Blu-ray and digital copy has been packaged with the Ultra HD Blu-ray discs). Ultra HD Blu-ray supports 4K UHD (3840 × 2160 pixel resolution) video at frame rates up to 60 progressive frames per second,[2] encoded using High Efficiency Video Coding. So that’s the difference, we assume.


It appears to be a box with 3 discs and more:
– 16 pages (booklet?) + mini photo collection
– 48 pages (book? script?)

DISC 1 :A Hard Day’s Night (4K Ultra HD) (87 minutes) plus trailer
audio options:
1. L-PCM Stereo
2. L-PCM Mono
3. DTS-HD 5.1 Surround
4. Audio commentary L-PCM Mono

DISC 2 :A Hard Day’s Night (Blu-ray) (87 minutes) plus trailer
audio options:
1. L-PCM Stereo
2. L-PCM Mono
3. DTS-HD 5.1 Surround
4. Audio commentary L-PCM Mono

DISC 3: Extras (Blu-ray) (3 Hours and 10 Minutes)
1. You Can’t Do That! The Making of A Hard Day’s Night
2. Things They Said Today
3. The Beatles: The Road to A Hard Day’s Night
4. In Their Own Voices: The Beatles on A Hard Day’s Night
5. Anatomy of a Style
6. Picturewise
7. Trailer
1. L-PCM Stereo

The shirt and box are from a promotion at Ward Records in Japan

There is also going to be regular standard Blu-ray and DVD editions again.

13 Responses

  1. rick says:

    And just how much will the 4K set be?

  2. William Campbell says:

    “Since it was already out in 4K in 2014…” ‘Out?’ Who could buy it in 2014? Was it only broadcast? Streamed? Was it available for purchase? A little clarity would be appreciated.

  3. Karl says:

    even though the 2014 release was scanned in 4k, a blu-ray disc isn’t capable of full 4k. So the 2014 release was a 1080p disc of a 4K scan. The UHD disc will enable the movie to actually be seen in full 4K resolution. Can’t wait to see this!

  4. jack says:

    i need this, then the 8k version, then the 16k. i heard George Martin’s great grand son will doing the 10th re-master of the audio.

  5. Reed says:

    If it is coming from Japan, will it be region coded? I don’t have a 4K player (yet), but want to make sure it will play in the States.

  6. Albert Reichenbach says:

    Does the 4K have an HDR format or not? If so, is it HDR 10 or Dolby Vision?

  7. Cam Hamon says:

    So we’re in long past that release date and still no 4K release.

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