A newly restored version of The Beatles’ experimental 1967 film “Magical Mystery Tour” is coming to a home video on Oct. 8 with a DVD and Blu-ray release that offers a number of bonus features.
“Magical Mystery Tour” was the third film to feature the Fab Four, but it parted from the comedic tone of “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help!” by embracing the psychedelic mindset that was in vogue at the time.
The film’s narrative was unconventional -- it followed a colorful set of characters on a freewheeling trip to the country -- causing many at the time to question the band’s artistic motives. But the movie yielded six new songs: the title track, “Fool on the Hill,” “I Am the Walrus,” “Your Mother Should Know,” “Blue Jay Way” and the instrumental “Flying.”
A 10x10-inch deluxe edition will include both the DVD and Blu-ray discs, which will come with a remixed soundtrack in stereo and 5.1 surround sound, plus a 60-page book with background information, photos, production details, director's commentary from Paul McCartney, new interviews with McCartney and Ringo Starr and a reproduction of the original mono 7-inch EP issued in the U.K. to accompany the movie. For the U.S. release, the EP was expanded with six more songs and issued as a standard 12-inch LP.