Competition: Win ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ *closed*

Back in 1964, the biggest band on the planet made their inaugural movie appearance with Richard Lester’s Swinging Sixties caper A Hard Day’s Night, a groundbreaking film that presented a typical day in the life of The Fab Four as they tried to outrun screaming fans, find Paul’s mischievous grandfather, deal with a stressed TV producer and make it to the show on time. To celebrate the home entertainment release of A Hard Day’s Night, we have THREE Blu-ray copies to give away to fervent Beatles fans across the UK, generously offered up by the distributor of this brand new rereleased version Second Sight. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

A quasi-verité document of The Beatles at the height of Beatlemania, A Hard Day’s Night is the unlikeliest of triumphs. The fact that director Richard Lester makes the disparate elements work is tantamount to a cinematic miracle. The odds were aligned against him; a pop group who hadn’t acted, an overbearing manager and an almost entirely plotless narrative. Indeed, the film is a rare instance of the stars perfectly aligning; a form of artistic alchemy predicated on the director’s broad still set and his mainline into the zeitgeist of the Swinging Sixties.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of A Hard Day’s Night on Blu-ray, just answer the following simple question:

A Hard Day’s Night director Richard Lester helmed the second and third entries in which superhero franchise?

a) Batman
b) Spider-Man
c) Superman

To enter, simply send us your name, email address, subject (‘A Hard Day’s Night’), answer and postal address to*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

A Hard Day’s Night is released on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday 21 July, courtesy of the film’s distributors Second Sight.

This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 24 July 2014.

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• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
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