The Beatles / Magical Mystery Tour DVD & Blu-ray coming in October

The Beatles / Magical Mystery Tour / Blu-ray and DVD

Paul and John during the filming of Magical Mystery Tour

A reissue of The Beatles‘ 1967 Magical Mystery Tour film is coming to DVD and Blu-ray  on 8 October 2012 (9 Oct in the US).

This new issue will boast bonus features that include a full length ‘director’s commentary’ by Paul McCartney (the film’s actual director is officially ‘The Beatles’), a making of documentary and the promo of Hello Goodbye.

Magical Mystery Tour debuted on British television on Boxing Day 1967 when it was broadcast in black and white to a rather bemused audience.

The Beatles / Magical Mystery Tour / DVD and Blu-rayFull DVD / Blu-ray details below:

  • MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (FEATURE) with optional director’s commentary by Paul McCartney (53.22)
  • BLUE JAY WAY (3.55)
  • NAT’S DREAM (1.59.07)
  • RINGO THE ACTOR (2.22)
  • THE CAST (10.53)
  • HELLO GOODBYE (3.35)

14 responses to The Beatles / Magical Mystery Tour DVD & Blu-ray coming in October

  1. Jim Shelley says:

    As I understand it, the Beatles left almost ten hours of film unused. I really hoped that Apple would be able to use some of that footage to perhaps help make the film make a little less “choppy”. Perhaps none of it exists any longer? If it does exist, unless it’s simply execrable, why hasn’t any of it been released and why not this time…though I have heard this version of MMT might contain a minute or two of additional footage.

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  3. Paul Kent says:

    As long as McCartney lives Let it Be will never come out. Just my opinion, but that film shows him in a less than favourable light. He can’t tweak it like he did with album, so it’ll stay on the shelf until the day he dies. As for Magical Mystery Tour, I’ve always liked it. If you view it as one long music video it’s no way near as tortuous to sit through. Plus, it inspired Spielberg to become a director – make of that what you will!

  4. John says:

    I’d rather have Let It Be.

  5. lee says:

    does it make me a bad person to pose the question “i wonder if the scene with the stripper will be uncensored in this release?”

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      It does make you a bad person, but I think you’ll be happy because it gets a ’12’ rating this time according to the BBFC – “Contains brief sexualised nudity” :)

  6. Lars Bagger says:

    If this movie wasn’t made by The Beatles this hippie-rubbish would never see the light of day on DVD or Blu-ray in 2012. I would much rather have some live concerts given a proper release, or the Let It Be movie, as other comment also mention. However I don’t think it will be released as long as McCartney is running things. I think it puts him in a rather bad light…

  7. Shaun says:

    I wonder if there will be 5.1 remixed audio. Oh wait that would cost money so probably not.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes, not yet official, but clearly going to happen. The BFI in London are screening it a week before it comes out and as you note in your piece have a listing up.

  8. Gary says:

    Oh come on just put Let It Be out already would you? Stop faffing about with lesser films. Source it out to Criterion who could put together a lavish set.

  9. Hedley says:

    Oh boy, I remember plonking down in front of the B&W on Boxing Day 1967 and being presented with something really awful. I have seen it a few times since then (everybody back on the bus) and it is still painfully bad.

    Is the promo of Hello Goodbye any different to the Anthology ?

  10. Schram says:

    Even for a hardcore Beatles fan this is a movie that’s really hard to sit through. Hopefully now that they are doing this that might mean that the documentary “Let It Be” might be next.

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