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New Beatles' 'Magical Mystery Tour Revisited' Doc to be Screened & Released on DVD & Blu-Ray

'Magical Mystery Tour Revisited' Doc to be Screened along with Film in UK -

The Beatles controversial third feature film 'Magical Mystery Tour' is rumoured to be making its way to Blu-Ray & DVD this October.

The British Film Institute has also announced that they'll screen the Fab Four's classic film with a new behind-the-scenes BBC TV 'Arena' series feature titled 'Magical Mystery Tour Revisited' on Oct.2, which is a week before the rumoured Blu-Ray and DVD release. General admission tickets go on sale Aug. 21.

A description for the "Revisited" film, which is described as an "Arena documentary telling the story behind The Beatles' polarising third feature, screening alongside the film itself," gives a few details
of what fans can expect:

"In September 1967, The Beatles made their third film featuring six new songs - a dreamlike story of a coach day trip to the seaside. It was seen by a third of the nation, at 8:35 on BBC1 on Boxing Day in black and white, and all hell broke loose. 'Magical Mystery Tour' was greeted with outrage and derision by middle England and the establishment media. 'How dare they?', they cried - 'They're not film directors, who do they think they are?', they howled. Where were the four lovable moptops of 'Help!' and 'A Hard Day's Night'? Now, after 45 years, this virtually forgotten film has been fully restored and, screening alongside it, BBC TV's multi-award- winning 'Arena' tells this greatest of untold Beatles stories with contributors including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Paul Merton, Terry Gilliam, Peter Fonda and Neil Innes. Roll up for the Mystery Tour!"


Issue #74

Jim Root

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