'Magical Mystery Tour Revisited' Doc to be Screened
along with Film in UK -
The Beatles controversial third feature film
'Magical Mystery Tour' is rumoured to be making its way to
Blu-Ray & DVD this October.
The British Film Institute has also announced that they'll screen
the Fab Four's classic film with a new behind-the-scenes BBC TV
'Arena' series feature titled 'Magical Mystery Tour
Revisited' on Oct.2, which is a week before the rumoured
Blu-Ray and DVD release. General admission tickets go on sale Aug.
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 film
itself," gives a few details
of what fans can expect:
"In September 1967, The Beatles made their third film
featuring six new songs - a dreamlike story of a coach day trip to
the seaside. It was seen by a third of the nation, at 8:35 on BBC1
on Boxing Day in black and white, and all hell broke loose.
'Magical Mystery Tour' was greeted with outrage and derision by
middle England and the establishment media. 'How dare they?', they
cried - 'They're not film directors, who do they think they are?',
they howled. Where were the four lovable moptops of 'Help!' and 'A
Hard Day's Night'? Now, after 45 years, this virtually forgotten
film has been fully restored and, screening alongside it, BBC TV's
multi-award- winning 'Arena' tells this greatest of untold Beatles
stories with contributors including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr,
Paul Merton, Terry Gilliam, Peter Fonda and Neil Innes. Roll up for
the Mystery Tour!"