'Yellow Submarine' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 08:00 AM PDT by

The Beatles' 1968 animated musical is getting the Blu-ray treatment in May.

In an early announcement to retailers, EMI says 'Yellow Submarine' will have a Blu-ray release on May 29.

The film has been given a 4k restoration "frame-by-frame without automated software assistance as a means of preserving the original artwork" by Triage Motion Picture Services and Eque Inc.

Once upon a time ... or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, a place where happiness and music reigned supreme. But all that was threatened when the terrible Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army led by a menacing Flying Glove to destroy all that was good. Enter John, Paul, George, and Ringo to save the day! Armed with little more than their humor, songs, and of course, their yellow submarine, The Beatles tackle the rough seas ahead in an effort to bring down the evil forces of bluedom.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, an uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements will include: Mod Odyssey documentary; Storyboard sequences; Interviews: Paul Angelis (voice of Ringo and Chief Blue Meanie), John Clive (voice of John), David Livesey (key animator), Millicent McMillan (art director Heinz Edelmann's assistant), Jack Stokes (animation director), and Erich Segal (co-writer); Original theatrical trailer; Twenty-nine original pencil drawings; Thirty behind-the-scenes photographs; Physical Memorabilia (Animation Cel Reproductions & Collectible Stickers); and sixteen-page booklet with a new essay by Pixar Animation Studios' Chief Creative Officer, John Lasseter.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.

You can find the latest specs for 'Yellow Submarine' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 29.

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Yellow Submarine (Blu-ray)
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