Directors Cut

The Beatles Anthology Directors Cut

Detailed differences found on Anthology Director's Cut 1993

1940 - 1963

George's take on naming the group ‘I give it 50% Lennon 50% Sutcliffe' 

Tribute to Mal Evans includes short “Maxwell's Silver Hammer” 

Different edit of 1960 home recordings, does not have tape spool run out 

Greater details on Pete Best and his staying out all night with strippers 

Different German tour montage, uses alternate footage and includes “Sheila” in the medley 

More details on changing over to suits 

No school photo with Paul, George and Neil. A Neil photo is used in place of 

Different segment with “Twenty Flight Rock”, Song is longer and Paul is made to look part of the movie 

Greater details on George's black eye 

Greater details on “Love Me Do” single 

Details on the Harrison/Martin Don't like your tie story 

Different edit of the 8mm van footage 

Unused sequence creating the move from Liverpool to the recording studios at Abbey Road 

Greater details on the their early influences 

Greater details on early tours, John Gentle, Discoveries etc 


Unused segments regarding the “From Me To You” and “She Loves You” singles 

Unused 63 TV show montage, showing the comedy of the group 

Different comments on the rattle your jewelry Royal Command performance 

“She Love You” TV performance from Royal Command Performance is included 

Unused footage with John and Helen Shapiro 

Different edit of color 8mm films set to “It Won't Be Long” 

Comments on the harmonica sound 

Longer segment on getting singles released in the US 

More details on the move to London 

Longer segment on meeting the Stones 

Footage of the Sweden 63 tour 

Unused Xmas jingle 


Longer segment on Murray the K 

Longer segment on meeting cripples on tour, George “John was allergic to cripples” 

More comments on the ‘64 tour and police, Ringo ‘The police were very good to us, they used to steal pills from the kids and give em to us' 

Segment on Derek, Paul ‘ it was very hectic being the Beatles publicist, Derek became a raving alcoholic' 

More details on why Derek left in 1964 

Different shots used during the 1964 tour montage 

Different re-creation of fans room. Different camera panning and differences between color and b&w. 

Different montage for “I'll Follow The Sun” more color Photos, no 8mm yet 

Alternate photos/edit used to illustrate Ringo's crashing yacht in Miami 

Comments on sound settings for Ed Sullivan show 

Alternate insert shots used for “All My Loving” from first ED Sullivan 

More details on '64 Holland/Aussie Tour. George, How many Beatles does it take to change a light bulb? 

Different edits for AHDN segments, uses opening cord over and over 

Unused comments from George about “Can't Buy Me Love” recording 

Unused bedroom scene used as intro for ”Can't Buy Me Love” from AHDN movie 

Unused montage for “You Can't Do That” from Australia 

Different edits of tour footage in Holland, Hong Kong, Australia 

More details on the Hollywood Bowl recordings George “It must have been crap' 

Rare interview with Jimmy Nichols and The Beatles upon arrival in Holland 

Alternate edit of 2/64 return to England interview, using US photo inserts between questions, an idea later dropped 

Alternate intro to “Kansas City” from Shindig! Footage does not project on wall 


Different comments on smoking refer before meeting the queen. 

Neil comments on the selection of the '65 set list and an unused montage is shown 

An unused section about playing in Spain, and the details surrounding the performances. 

Unseen concert footage from Madrid. 

More details on meeting Bob Dylan and his influence 

Different interviews/segments on Help! Film. George ‘ we smoked refer on the plane to the Bahamas, we used Mal's cigar smoke to cover it 

More details on the Rubber Soul cover, George stating it was his favorite and loving how their faces went long 

Segment on George's songwriting with Paul explaining why they did not include George in the song-writing partnership. George ‘They wrote all their crap songs early' 

Different sound mix on Shea footage, inserts vary from commercial version. 

I'm Down from Shea cross fades at end to '65 Ed Sullivan 

Longer montage of 65-tour footage set to “Run For Your Life” 

“Day Tripper”, “We Can Work It Out” promos are full screen 

Longer Bedroom/BBC Radio sequence before “We Can Work It Out” 

More comments on meeting Elvis 

Alternate footage of John used for his voice over about meeting Elvis 

Longer Photomontage for the “Rubber Soul” LP including “If I Needed Someone” Photo selections differ 


Alternate “Eleanor Rigby” sequence. Paul's performance is in color and runs longer. 

More details on Dr. Robert and the LSD experiences 

Unused segment on the 1966 German tour and return visit to Hamburg 

Alternate concert clips for the Tokyo concerts 

Neil explains how the second Japan show was better than first. Ringo ‘ It was?' 

Alternate intro for “Paperback Writer” promo 

Alternate intro for “Rain” promo 

Unused interviews from Paul about George and “Taxman” 

Alternate “Taxman” photomontage 

Unused segment about salaries with George telling stories of Brian's contracts 

More details on “Tomorrow Never Knows” and its recording process 

Different montage for Revolver Lp cover 

Neil, ‘they never practiced their Revolver songs for tour 

More details on the origins of “Yellow Submarine” 

No “Yellow Submarine” animation over the 1966 8mm films 

Neil's story of Peter Brown bringing box of Chocolates filled with marijuana to John in Spain, and them spilling out onto the carpet 


Long unused segment with George Martin on the construction of “A Day In The Life” using take 4 and take 6, not the rehearsal take. The original ‘Hums' ending is also played 

Different montage for “Sgt Peppers” using b&w film footage not photos to represent people on the cover. 

Long segment on how the cover was designed and who was selected and why. 

Different footage/edit on Bangor trip, unused comments 

Longer segment on Haight Ashbury, and George's experience there 

Longer segments and comments regarding Brian's death. 

Alternate shots used in “Hide Your Love Away” montage, uses commercial version of song 

Alternate segments and longer interview from George Martin about John's drug trip in the studio 

More details on the Greece Island trip, and about Magic Alex's involvement. Different edit of home movie footage. No voice over from Ringo on end of film 

“Strawberry Fields” promo has no home movies inserted 

“All You Need Is Love” is original b&w video 

More comments on the satellite broadcast 

George Martin comments on why no one Beatle could become leader of the group 

More details/comments on “Magical Mystery Tour”. 

Unheard story from Ringo on his Aunt Jessie and her body odor 

“I am the Walrus” segment is shorter and cross fades into Ed Sullivan 

“Hello Goodbye” promo goes to color sooner 

Neil on the origins of “Strawberry Fields Forever” 


Long unused segments on Yoko's effect on the band, George ‘ Yoko saw us as a wedge between her and John. Paul ‘ We were like her courtiers' 

Longer segment on the merits of the White LP 

George repeats the common story of why Ringo quit 

Unheard comments from Neil, Paul and Ringo on Yoko 

“Revolution” take 1 is used with a few new inserts, later this take was replaced. No voice-over 

“Hey Jude” Different edits during second half of song, no picture overlap 

Neil comments on how Paul came up with the Apple name, and origins of the image used 

In depth coverage of the India experience 

Entire segment devoted to the story of “Sexy Sadie” with the song set to home movie footage 

Neil on developing the “Two Virgins” photos 

Derek on meeting Yoko and kissing her on the head 

Comments from Paul, George and Ringo on the music of “Two Virgins” 

Ringo comments on the burying of egg shells in India 

George tells story about “Hey Jude” being written for Julian Lennon 

Longer segment from Paul on writing “Hey Jude” 


Get Back.Unused montage from Apple studios is used to illustrate the idea problems they were having with George Martin. 

More details on the Getback/Let It Be sessions 

No crowd ambience on rooftop performance 

Greater details on the Paul/George riff