Backbeat (1994) Coming Soon to Blu-Ray & DVD

The 1994 independent musical drama film Backbeat will be released by Fabulous Films this May. It will be issued on both Blu-Ray and DVD.

Directed by Iain Softley, Backbeat is an energetic, musical drama chronicling the pre-fame Beatles as they head to Hamburg in search of success. As they gain popularity, the “fifth Beatle” bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff), falls in love and ultimately must chose between his best friend John Lennon, and his new love (Sheryl Lee) and the greatest rock and roll band in the world. Full of vitality and heart, with a soundtrack that includes rock and roll classics, including music from Dave Grohl ( Nirvana, Foo Fighters), David Pirner (Soul Asylum), and Mike Mills (R.E.M).

Synopsis by Fabulous Films


The extra features on this release include:

  • Audio Commentary with Iain Softley, Ian Hart and Stephen Dorff
  • A Conversation with photographer and artist Astrid Kirchherr
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interviews with director Iain Softley and actor Ian Hart
  • An Interview with Iain Softley from the Sundance Channel
  • Featurette on the film made for TV
  • Casting Sessions

Backbeat will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on the 6th May 2024 and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.

Jamie Dyer

Jamie Dyer is an experienced writer, broadcaster, musician and social media marketer. He enjoys Old Time Radio, vintage TV, collecting vinyl and supporting the New York Knicks.

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