The 1967 film from the Fab Four arrives on Blu-ray this fall.
In an early announcement to retailers, Capitol Records is working on 'The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour' for Blu-ray on October 9.
In September 1967 The Beatles embarked on making their third film, this time conceived and directed by themselves.
Based on a loose unscripted narrative, in the spirit of the experimental mood of the time, and directed by The Beatles themselves, the film became the vehicle to present 6 new songs - Magical Mystery Tour, The Fool On The Hill, Flying, I Am The Walrus, Blue Jay Way and Your Mother Should Know.
Now, 45 years on, the virtually forgotten film has been fully restored and is being presented properly for the first time.
The restoration of 'Magical Mystery Tour' has been overseen by Paul Rutan Jr. of Eque Inc., the same company that handled the much acclaimed restoration of 'Yellow Submarine.' The soundtrack work was done at Abbey Road Studios by Giles Martin and Sam Okell.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080i video, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and uncompressed stereo soundtracks, and supplements will include: Director's Commentary by Paul McCartney; The Making of Magical Mystery Tour; Ringo the Actor; Meet the Supporting Cast; Three new edits of "Your Mother Should Know," "Blue Jay Way," and "The Fool on the Hill" featuring footage not seen in the original film; 'Hello Goodbye' as featured in Top of the Pops 1967; Nat's Dream - A scene directed by John featuring Nat Jackley. Not included in the original film; Ivor Cutler 'I'm Going In A Field' - Ivor performs 'I'm Going In A Field', in a field. Not included in the original film; Traffic 'Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush' - The filming of Traffic acting out their 1967 hit single 'Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush' was commissioned by The Beatles for possible inclusion in Magical Mystery Tour but was not used in the final edit; and an 8-page booklet.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.98.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 9.
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