Roll up! Roll up! The Beatles invite you to make a reservation for the Magical Mystery Tour
"Ladies and gentlemen, what you are about to see is the product of our imaginations and believe me, at this point they are quite vivid" Paul
The Beatles' Classic 1967 Feature Film Restored For Worldwide DVD and Blu-Ray Release on October 8th
In September 1967, The Beatles loaded a film crew onto a bus along with friends, family and cast and headed west on the A30 out of London to make their third film, this time conceived and directed by The Beatles themselves.
"Paul said 'Look I've got this idea' and we said 'great!' and all he had was this circle and a little dot on the top - that's where we started," (Ringo)
In the wake of the extraordinary impact of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album and the One World satellite broadcast of All You Need Is Love, The Beatles devised, wrote and directed their third film, Magical Mystery Tour, a dreamlike story of a coach day trip to the seaside.
The film features a fabulous supporting cast of character actors and performers, (including Ivor Cutler, Victor Spinetti, Jessie Robins, Nat Jackley, Derek Royle, and the inimitable Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band).
Apple Films have fully restored the long out-of-print, classic feature film for October 8th release worldwide (October 9th in North America) on DVD and Blu-ray with a remixed soundtrack (5.1 and stereo) and special features.
A special, boxed deluxe edition will also be available, and, for the first time ever, there will be a limited theatrical release from September 27th.
This new release also feature three new edits of some of the song performances, as well as scenes that were cut out of the original film.
You can pre-order your copy today from: Official US Store | Official UK Store | Official Japan Store
For the first time ever there will be a limited theatrical release in certain territories from September 27th.
Apple & EMI have partnered with Omniverse Vision, the leading distributor of music events to cinemas worldwide, to bring exclusive showings of Magical Mystery Tour to the big screen for the first time. Screenings will take place in selected cinemas from 27th September in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, Italy, Japan, and other countries worldwide.
Once confirmed full listings will be available at www.thebeatles.com.
In addition The British Film Institute have announced a special screening of Magical Mystery Tour at BFI Southbank on October 2nd - tickets are now available from the BFI website.
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.
SPECIAL BOXED DELUXE EDITION:
Magical Mystery Tour will also be available in a special, 10"x10" boxed deluxe edition. The deluxe edition includes both the DVD and Blu-ray, as well as a 60-page book with background information, photographs and documentation from the production, and a faithful reproduction of the mono double 7" vinyl EP of the film's six new Beatles songs, originally issued in the UK to complement the film's 1967 release.
All of the packages contain a host of special features, packed with unseen footage. There are newly-filmed interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and other members of the film's cast and crew, as well as a director's audio commentary recorded by Paul.
Director's Commentary – by Paul McCartney
The Making of Magical Mystery Tour (19m 05s)
- Features interviews with Paul and Ringo, along with other cast members and crew. Includes unseen footage.
Ringo the actor (2m 30s)
- Ringo reflecting on his role in the film.
Meet The Supporting Cast (11m 27s)
- A feature on the background and careers of Nat Jackley, Jessie Robins, Ivor Cutler, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Victor Spinetti, George Claydon, and Derek Royle.
"Your Mother Should Know" (2m 35s)
"Blue Jay Way" (3m 53s)
"The Fool On The Hill" (3m 05s)
- Three new edits of these performances all featuring footage not seen in the original film.
"Hello Goodbye" (3m 24s), as featured in Top of the Pops 1967
- The Beatles allowed the BBC to film them in the edit suite where they were working on Magical Mystery Tour. This was then turned into a promo by the BBC, who shot their own additional footage. It was then broadcast on Top of the Pops to mark the "Hello Goodbye" single going to No 1 in December 1967.
Nat's Dream (2m 50s)
- A scene directed by John featuring Nat Jackley and not included in the original film.
Ivor Cutler – "I'm Going In A Field" (2m 35s)
- Ivor performs "I'm Going In A Field", in a field. This scene was not included in the original film.
Traffic – "Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush" (1m 53s)
- 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.
BeatlesBoy26 on 12th Oct 12:
“I got the DVD,which I haven't played yet, but everything looks awesome!!!!!! I recommend you get if you haven't already!!!”
EricTheBoom on 7th Oct 12:
“Honestly, this probably looks like the best Beatles news since the new DVD/Blu-ray release of Yellow Submarine, and all the special features make it even more worthwhile. For those who want Let It Be instead, I'd rather have a film in which the Beatles are having fun instead of hassling each other while they record their last album, but that's just me.
Can't wait for October 9th - John Lennon's birthday and the release of MMT on DVD! Cheers from the States!”
StickItUpYerJumper on 7th Sep 12:
“This looks fantastic. But I have to agree dalsh327: without the promo films for Hello Goodbye, Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane and All You Need Is Love this feels incomplete. They were all born at the same time and feel part n' parcel.”
Danielwashot on 5th Sep 12:
“A failure at worst, not their strongest effort at least. Bring us "Let It Be".”
sgtpepperman1953 on 1st Sep 12:
“About bloody time!!!!!!!!”
john lennon boy on 28th Aug 12:
“the point is: How much is It???”
dalsh327 on 27th Aug 12:
“The copy looks pristine, the bonuses sound cool (Paul didn't even give a commentary for Broad St) but why not add the 2nd version of Hello Goodbye, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields Forever, and All You Need Is Love??”
Apj26 on 25th Aug 12:
“About time :D I will buy this”
metalgod on 24th Aug 12:
“MMT is a quirky movie but alas The Beatles/Apple Corps. have finally reissued this movie and package brilliantly. Looking foward to the Box Set. Looking forward to Oct. 9!”
fixing a hole on 24th Aug 12:
“the magical mystery tour,
it's coming to take you away,
coming to take you away....”
- Sign in or create a free account to comment on this page.