"A Hard Day's Night" is an enjoyably, lighthearted, featherweight comedy/musical, which was the first film from the Beatles. It has a certain charm and spontaneity that was never captured in any of the later Beatles films. The songs, while not their best, are pretty good (especially the title number), and it has one of the best opening credits I can think of.
The two disc DVD shows the movie in good shape, with crisp, sharp, clear, widescreen black and white image. The sound, too, is as good as you could want. The disappointment comes from the second disc of extras. An entire second disc of extras is wasted on overlong interviews with everybody involved in the making of the film that you DON'T care about hearing from. Ooh, a talk with the son of the Beatles' tailor! I'M OVERJOYED! C'mon, couldn't the makers of this even spring for Ringo?