To celebrate the release of Backbeat available on DVD and Blu-Ray on 6th May, we have a 2 Blu-Rays to give away!

The pre-fame Beatles head to Hamburg in search of success, as they gain popularity the “fifth Beatle” bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff), falls in love and ultimately must choose between his best friend John Lennon, his new love, the 22-year-old German photographer Astrid Kirchherr (Sheryl Lee) and the greatest rock and roll band in the world.

The films soundtrack includes rock and roll classics performed by an indie-rock supergroup which includes Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), Greg Dullis (The Afghan Whigs) and Henry Rollins (Black Flag) on vocals, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and Don Fleming (Gumball) on guitar, Mike Mills (R.E.M.) on bass guitar and Dave Grohl (then of Nirvana now of Foo Fighters) on drums. (In 2018 Dave Grohl fed nearly a thousand firefighters for free during one of southern California’s most deadly and destructive wildfires ever, from his catering company named Backbeat BBQ.)

Backbeat opened the 1994 Sundance Film Festival and went on to receive a BAFTA Award nomination for Best British Film (but was beaten by Danny Boyle’s Shallow Grave). Don Was (Was, Not Was) won a BAFTA for Best Original Score and Softley received the Best Newcomer Award from The London Film Critics Circle and Empire Magazine.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only. 

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  • The competition will close 18th May 2024 at 23.59 GMT
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