The newly restored 1967 Beatles classic feature film is OUT NOW on DVD and Blu-Ray
New Website Launched at magicalmysterytour.com
The Beatles devised, wrote and directed their third film, Magical Mystery Tour, a dreamlike story of a coach day trip to the seaside.
Apple Films have fully restored the long out-of-print, classic feature film and it’s now available worldwide on DVD and Blu-ray with a remixed soundtrack (5.1 and stereo) and special features. A special, boxed deluxe edition is also available.
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.
Magical Mystery Tour Is Released on iTunes
The classic feature film is also released today on The iTunes Store with a remastered and remixed soundtrack and iTunes Extras featuring extensive bonus features and detailed art, including a companion booklet. You can order it here: www.iTunes.com/TheBeatles
Dig into the story behind Magical Mystery Tour at the official website
We have launched a new website dedicated to the film with clips, quotes, music and opinion at magicalmysterytour.com. Anything posted with the #mmt2012 will appear in the live fanfeed in the days to come.
The Beatles’ acclaimed original studio album remasters, released on CD in 2009 and in 2010 for digital download exclusively on iTunes, will make their long-awaited stereo vinyl debut on 12th November (13th November in North America).
Each album will be available individually, and accompanied by a stunning, elegantly designed 252-page hardbound book in a lavish boxed limited edition.
"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.
Read the full story at HERE
George Harrison: Living in the Material World Earns Six Emmy Nominations!
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced its nominees for the 2012 Emmy Awards, and George Harrison: Living in the Material World was honored with a total of 6 nominations!
The film was nominated for:
Outstanding Nonfiction Special
Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming
Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming (Martin Scorsese)
Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming
Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming
The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sunday, September 23rd on ABC TV in the USA.
"Tomorrow Never Knows" - The Beatles' most influential rock songs in one powerful collection. Available Now at the iTunes Store
Experience 14 Rock Songs Recorded by The Beatles that Truly Changed the World - and Still Rock Hardest Today.
The Beatles present an iTunes digital exclusive new release 'Tomorrow Never Knows,' available on the iTunes Store worldwide today. The LP features 14 of The Beatles' most powerful rock songs spanning their entire trailblazing and influential catalogue, which continues to resonate with today's pop culture.
Also beginning today, the classic promo film for "Hey Bulldog" is available free to stream or as a purchasable download on the iTunes Store here.
Read more HERE
The Beatles' 1968 Pop Art masterpiece Yellow Submarine has been digitally restored and re-released to huge acclaim
By hand, frame by frame and without the use of automated software, The Beatles' 1968 Pop Art masterpiece Yellow Submarine has been digitally restored and re-released to huge acclaim.
The delicate, hand-drawn artwork that revolutionised animation in its day has been brought back to its original condition, revealing it to be as thrilling a psychedelic odyssey as it was at the time of its original release.
Yellow Submarine was the first great, non-Disney animated feature and it's as if the music, themes, surreal humour, artwork and writing have all just been born again in 4k digital resolution.
Visit yellowsubmarine.com to explore how the film was made; the site features original storyboards, cells, and making-of films.
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Yellow Submarine is available to order on Blu-Ray, DVD and on iTunes now! You can order your copy of the restored classic film on Blu-Ray or DVD from the official Beatles Stores, or from your local retailer.
To coincide with the release, there are some exclusive bundled products that you only order from the official stores including replica lobby cards, premiere ticket and T-shirts featuring sketches from the creation of the film.
An interactive digital version of the book can be downloaded free download on Apple's iBookstore for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch at iTunes.
Victor Spinetti, who starred in several of The Beatles films and was a loyal friend of the band for many years, sadly passed away on Monday.
Paul said “Victor was a fine man, a great pal and a fantastic actor and someone I am proud to have known for many years. His irreverent wit and exuberant personality will remain in my memory forever. I will miss his loyal friendship as will all the others who were lucky enough to know and love the wonderful Mr Spinetti."
Ringo said "it was a pleasure the time we worked with Victor. He was a good man and I send my condolences to his family. Peace and love, Ringo"
The cast of The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage in Las Vegas wishes Paul McCartney Happy Birthday!
You can leave your messages on Paul's Facebook page at facebook.com/paulmccartney
Yellow Submarine is available on Blu-Ray, DVD and on iTunes now! You can order your copy of the restored classic film on Blu-Ray or DVD from the official Beatles stores or from your local retailer.
To coincide with the release, there are some exclusive bundled products that you also order from the stores including replica lobby cards, premiere ticket and T-shirts featuring sketches from the creation of the film.
A midi-version of the illustrated Yellow Submarine book is also available, and an interactive digital version of the book can be downloaded free download on Apple's iBookstore for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch at www.iTunes.com/TheBeatles
We have launched a brand new website for Yellow Submarine at yellowsubmarine.com - explore how the film was made!
You can also see if you can Beat the Blue Meanies in our Yellow Submarine facebook game , and challenge your friends to get to the top of the leaderboard...
Summer of Cirque has begun, with tickets to The Beatles LOVE show in Las Vegas starting at $55!
Find a date and order tickets here: The Beatles LOVE