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What emerges is a vivid time capsule of the late '60s and a minor milestone in animation. The music represents the quartet's zenith--Rubber Soul, Revolver, and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The story line, cobbled together by producer Al Brodax and a committee of writers, is a broad, feather-light allegory set in idyllic Pepperland, where the gentle citizens are threatened by the nasty, music-hating Blue Meanies and their surreal arsenal of henchmen, with the Beatles enlisted to thwart the bad guys. Visually, designer Heinz Edelmann mixes the biomorphic squiggles, day-glo palette, and Beardsley-esque portraits of Peter Max with rotoscoped still photographs and film; Edelmann's animated collages also nod to Andy Warhol and Magritte in properly psychedelic fashion, which works wonderfully with such terrific songs.
High orthodox Beatlemaniacs can still grouse that the animated Fab Four are (literally) flat archetypes, but that's missing the sheer bloom of the music or the giddy, campy fun of the visuals. Making sense of the story is second to submerging blissfully in the sights and sounds of this video treat. --Sam Sutherland
Such an acid trip movie! I love the Beatles! Watch out for those newer, bluer meanies!Published 1 day ago by SassyPants
This is my grandson's favorite movie and we only had it on VHS. I ordered it on DVD for him and his Grandpa and they loved having their own copies of the movie.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love when Apple Corps care about their Brazilian customers, putting Brazilian Portuguese subtitles in all of its releases. And, for sure, a must-have item for a Beatles fan! :-)Published 1 month ago by Leonardo Bruno da Silva Siqueira
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I agree. Does anyone know if there are even any new extra features planned for this edition? Regardless, instead of remastering and rereleasing Yellow Submarine for the nth time over, what should happen is for Apple to do a proper rerelease of Magical Mystery Tour, as it seems very difficult to... Read More
Apr 1, 2012 by John M. Kertis | See all 3 posts
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WHY was this taken out of print? "Help!" just came out on DVD (finally) last year, A Hard Day's Night remains in print, and still no sign of Let It Be. For crying out loud, you can get Magical Mystery Tour on DVD but not the masterpiece that is Yellow Submarine? What gives?
Sep 8, 2009 by Shaun Navis | See all 3 posts
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I bought a DVD off of one of the sellers, and it was a rip-off. It was obviously a VHS burned to DVD, and even though it had the right packaging it was a bootleg. Be very aware that if you buy one from a seller, it will most likely be a bootleg copy.
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