The Beatles: Celebration (LasarLight DVD, 1999). [Category: News]

Beatlemaniac Geoffrey Giuliano narrates this documentary portrait of the Fab Four, and very annoyingly, I might add. Though sincerely enthusiastic about his idols, Giuliano can't resist the temptation to be arty and pretentious in his comments. Still, he did gather some interesting obscure footage of the Beatles and that gives the film some value. Most of the footage is interviews of the individual band members both before and after the breakup. There's also tv news footage of such events as the Amsterdam bed-in and Lennon's murder. These clips make the DVD at least somewhat worthwhile. I just wish after awhile that Giuliano would shut up and let the footage speak for itself.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

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