Roll up roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour!
First broadcast in black and white on Boxing Day in 1967 to an unsuspecting public, Magical Mystery Tour was to be one of the most controversial and misunderstood episodes in the history of The Beatles. Conceived and directed by The Beatles in the wake of their game-changing Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, it was intended to be a dreamlike, surrealist romp through the English countryside and although confusing to the British public at the time (there were complaints in the House!) it has become one of the great "lost" Beatles projects.
Now fully restored in glorious colour and with new 5.1 and stereo audio mixes, this new release contains over 50 minutes of additional features, never before seen footage and a newly recorded Director's commentary by Paul McCartney.
The release of the full restored Magical Tour falls just days after the 50th anniversary of their first ever single, Love Me Do on the 5th and so this will not only be rapturously received by the legions of Beatles fans who have waited over 40 years to get hold of this film, it will also be a feature product in many of the celebratory articles and features being planned for this date.