In September of 1967, The Beatles loaded a film crew onto a bus along with friends, family and cast and headed west on the A30 out of London to make their third film, Magical Mystery Tour, a dreamlike story of a coach day trip to the seaside, this time conceived and directed by The Beatles themselves.
Apple Films has fully restored the long out-of-print classic feature film on DVD and Blu-Ray with a remixed soundtrack (5.1 and stereo) and special features. The restoration of Magical Mystery Tour has been overseen by Paul Rutan Jr. of Eque Inc, the same company that handled the much acclaimed restoration of Yellow Submarine. The soundtrack work was done at Abbey Road Studios by Giles Martin and Sam Okell.
This limited edition deluxe version of The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour comes in a 10" x 10" box, which contains the DVD and Blu-ray, as well as a 60-page book with background information, photographs and documentation from the production and also a faithful reproduction of the mono double 7" vinyl EP and its six new Beatles songs, originally issued in the U.K. to complement the films 1967 release.
« Director's commentary by Paul McCartney
« The Making of Magical Mystery Tour
« Ringo reflecting on his role in the film
« Meet The Supporting Cast feature
« Three new edits of ("Your Mother Should Know," "Blue Jay Way," "The Fool On The Hill")
« "Hello Goodbye" as featured in Top of the Pops 1967
« Nat's Dream - A scene directed by John featuring Nat Jackley and not included in the original film
« Ivor Cutler performs "I'm Going In A Field," in a field. This scene was not included in the original film
« The filming of Traffic acting out their 1967 hit single "Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush"
Magical Mystery Tour EP Tracklisting
1. Magical Mystery Tour
2. Your Mother Should Know
1. I Am The Walrus
1. The Fool On The Hill
1. Blue Jay Way