Saturday, March 24, 2012

YELLOW SUBMARINE TO BE RE-RELEASED IN MAY

Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine is full speed ahead for a re-release. Over the course of four months, the animated Beatles film was painstakingly restored, frame by frame. The new edition will be available on DVD (and Blu-ray, for the first time) on May 28, according to The Associated Press.

The colorful fantasy – featuring John, Paul, George and Ringo on a quest to save Pepperland from the hated Blue Meanies to the tune of several Beatles classics and George Martin’s score – was originally released in 1968. Although the Fab Four didn’t voice their cartoon doppelgangers, (SPOILER ALERT) they did make a spirited cameo at the movie’s end. The movie was released on DVD and VHS in 1999, but has been out of print for several years.

It has been reported that the new edition will include a slew of bonus materials, including a making-of documentary and a 16-page essay by John Lasseter of Pixar. The movie’s soundtrack also will be re-released on May 28.
In the meantime, Beatles fans will continue to hold their breath for Let It Be to be finally issued on Blu-ray, DVD, VHS or anything.

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