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Rutles, The: All You Need Is Cash (UK)

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A musical parody documentary of the Beatles
Certificate: PG
Running Time: 71 mins
Retail Price: £15.99
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Changing the course of music history forever, The Rutles represented the very best of British humour as Monty Python luminary Eric Idle and Saturday Night Live filmmaker Gary Weis collaborated with Neil Innes, Michael Palin, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, John Belushi and even George Harrison for a musical parody documentary of the Beatles.

Narrated by Idle, this musically brilliant spoof pokes affectionate fun at Beatles mythology. Featuring the "pre-fab four" of Nasty, Barry, Stig and Dirk, who under the guidance of agent Leggy Mountbatten make pop history with such hit songs as Please Please Let Me Hold Your Hand and I Am the Waitress, the film also follows the band`s film successes with A Hard Day`s Rut, Ouch!, Tragical History Tour, Yellow Submarine Sandwich, and Let It Rut.

We also see such career highlights as Nasty`s declaration that The Rutles are more popular than God (he meant "Rod," as in Rod Stewart) plus the beginning of the rumour that Dirk is dead (whereupon Stiggy starts his own rumour that he is dead), and Nasty`s unfortunate liaison with a Yoko Ono counterpart (depicted as a Neo-Nazi dominatrix). Rivalling Spinal Tap as the funniest rock spoof ever made, The Rutles All You Need Is Cash is a must have for both fans of The Rutles and The Beatles this autumn.

Special Features:
Newly restored and featuring previously unavailable scenes, the DVD will include an introduction and commentary from Eric Idle plus deleted scenes

Video Tracks:
Standard 1.33:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

Directed By:
Gary Weis
Eric Idle

Written By:

Dan Aykroyd
John Belushi
Bianca Jagger
George Harrison
Michael Palin
Neil Innes
Ricky Fataar
John Halsey
Eric Idle

Soundtrack By:
Neil Innes

Director of Photography:
Gary Weis

Aviva Slesin

Costume Designer:
Peta Button

Gary Weis
Craig Kellem

Executive Producer:
Lorne Michaels

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