The Beatles’ third and decidedly psychedelic film Magical Mystery Tour is coming back to life this Fall as the 1967 film has been fully restored and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray. Written and directed by the Fab Four themselves, the loose plot is a “dreamlike story of a coach day trip to the seaside” accompanied by six songs – “Magical Mystery Tour,” “The Fool On The Hill,” “Flying,” “I Am The Walrus,” “Blue Jay Way,” and “Your Mother Should Know.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, what you are about to see is the product of our imaginations and believe me, at this point they are quite vivid,” Paul McCartney said. Macca fans will recall that the iconic bassist is sporting his psychedelic-painted Rickenbacker bass during this period.
The release will include a plethora of goodies for fans, including brand new interviews with surviving members McCartney and drummer Ringo Starr, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, and new edits to the songs. In addition to being interviewed in the special features, McCartney provides the director’s audio commentary.
A special, 10˝x10˝ boxed deluxe edition will also be available, containing a 60-page book chockfull of information, photos, and documents as well as a faithful reproduction of the 7˝ vinyl EP of the film’s songs as it was originally issued in the UK. The official release date for Magical Mystery Tour is set for October 8th worldwide and October 9th in North America.