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

Published 10 years ago on August 20, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

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

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

The British Film Institute has also announced that they'll screenthe Fab Four's classic film with a new behind-the-scenes BBC TV'Arena' series feature titled 'Magical Mystery TourRevisited' on Oct.2, which is a week before the rumouredBlu-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 filmitself," gives a few details
of what fans can expect:

"In September 1967, The Beatles made their third filmfeaturing six new songs - a dreamlike story of a coach day trip tothe seaside. It was seen by a third of the nation, at 8:35 on BBC1on Boxing Day in black and white, and all hell broke loose.'Magical Mystery Tour' was greeted with outrage and derision bymiddle England and the establishment media. 'How dare they?', theycried - 'They're not film directors, who do they think they are?',they howled. Where were the four lovable moptops of 'Help!' and 'AHard Day's Night'? Now, after 45 years, this virtually forgottenfilm has been fully restored and, screening alongside it, BBC TV'smulti-award- winning 'Arena' tells this greatest of untold Beatlesstories with contributors including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr,Paul Merton, Terry Gilliam, Peter Fonda and Neil Innes. Roll up forthe Mystery Tour!"


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