The Beatles From Liverpool to San Francisco

This unauthorised chronicle is the tackiest doc you're ever likely to see. Full of stock footage of the band accompanied by a generic rock music soundtrack (even approximations of Beatles songs would make more sense), the sloppy narrative is pointedly gossipy and erroneous. A voiceover suggests manager Brian Epstein made off like a bandit while the Beatles struggled to make ends meet at the peak of their popularity. While the title refers to the band's existence as a touring unit, the film extends into their studio experimentation but then, inexplicably, concludes its timeline by 1969's Yellow Submarine. Even some extended interviews are not enough to make this inept filmstrip anything more than a bullshit cash grab. Plus: Beatles Across America, extended interviews (Eagle Media)