BOOTLEG FILES 612: “Braverman’s Condensed Cream of Beatles” (1974 film essay).
LAST SEEN: A copy can be found on Veoh.
AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: None.
REASON FOR BOOTLEG STATUS: The Liverpool lads had it pulled.
CHANCES OF SEEING A COMMERCIAL DVD RELEASE: Unlikely.
A few weeks back, this column dug up “The Compleat Beatles,” a popular documentary on the Fab Four that can only be seen today via unauthorized online postings or out-of-print VHS videos and laserdiscs. Today, the Beatles are back with another once-ubiquitous film that has also been removed from commercial release. But whereas “The Compleat Beatles” offered a traditional straightforward nonfiction film approach, today’s offering is something much more fanciful.