Friday, August 24, 2012

DVD PREVIEW: Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Film Restored

by Retro: Kimmer:


A restored version of The Beatles' 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 9. 

The long-out-of-print movie, which was conceived and directed by The Beatles themselves, follows the band and an eclectic cast of actors and performers on a surreal bus ride from London to the English seaside. Among the then-new Fab Four songs featured in the flick were "I Am the Walrus," "Your Mother Should Know," "The Fool on the Hill" and "Hello Goodbye."

The Magical Mystery Tour DVD and Blu-ray will feature a variety of bonuses, including new interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, commentary by McCartney, three deleted scenes, a making-of documentary, and a short feature about the cast members. It also boasts newly edited versions of three scenes in which The Beatles performed songs, as well as the original promotional film put together for "Hello Goodbye."

Besides the separate DVD and Blu-ray editions, a deluxe Magical Mystery Tour box set will be sold featuring both discs, a 60-page book, and a vinyl double-EP of songs from the film that recreates the one released in the U.K. in 1967 to accompany the movie.

Prior to the release of the updated Magical Mystery Tour discs, the film will be screened at a variety of theaters around the world.

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