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DVD Review: Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament Of George Harrison

Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament Of George Harrisonwas a waste of 95 minutes of my life, which is time that can never be recovered. I kept waiting for someone to pop up and tell me this was all an April Fools joke even though we are nowhere near April First.

The DVD centers on the old McCartney is dead rumors except here they are not rumors. During the summer of 2005 a package was delivered to the Hollywood offices of Highway 61 Entertainment from London with no return address. The package contained two cassettes dated December 30, 1999 with the label, The Last Testament Of George Harrison. A voice purporting to be George Harrison tells the story of the death of Paul McCartney and the decade’s long cover-up. The cassettes narration is overlaid against a montage of Beatles clips and stories which are used to support the McCartney is dead theory.

After McCartney was killed in a car accident during November of 1966, British Intelligence forced the remaining Beatles to cover up his death to prevent mass suicides among his fans. (Please note that they are serious.) The Beatles of course tried to inform their fans on albums and in some of their songs. They hint that John Lennon’s death was connected to the hoax as he wanted to come clean. Of course Harrison’s revelation put his life in danger as well. (Please note that they are still serious.)

I guess if you want a trip through the Paul is dead legend then you can give this DVD a try. There is some nice archival footage but that does not save the film. The George Harrison voice does not really sound like him.

It can’t get much worse or can it? The bonus feature is “Bob Dylan meets The Beatles.” It begins with a Bob Dylan non-look-a-like.

If I could get them back, what could I have done with those 95 minutes of my life?

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