It is now official.
As WogBlog correctly reported last Saturday, the Beatles are to re-issue the film “Magical Mystery Tour” in a range of formats – including a replica of the original 1967 double vinyl 45 set:
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It will be part of a collectors deluxe edition, to be released on October 8 (October 9 in the USA). The limited edition deluxe version will come in a 10″ x 10″ box containing the DVD & Blu-ray versions, a 60 page book with background information, photographs and documentation from the making of the film, and a faithful reproduction of the mono double 7″ vinyl EP of the film’s six Beatle songs, originally issued in the UK for the its 1967 release.
“Magical Mystery Tour” will also be available as a single DVD:
Each release will contain “Magical Mystery Tour” special features including:
Director’s Commentary – by Paul McCartney
The Making of Magical Mystery Tour - Featuring interviews with Paul and Ringo, along with other cast members and crew, and will include previously unseen footage.
Ringo the Actor – Ringo reflecting on his role in the film.
Meet The Supporting Cast – A feature on the background and careers of Nat Jackley, Jessie Robins, Ivor Cutler, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Victor Spinetti, George Claydon, and Derek Royle.
‘Your Mother Should Know’
‘Blue Jay Way’
‘The Fool On The Hill’
- These are three new edits of these songs all featuring footage not seen in the original film.
‘Hello Goodbye’ – as featured in Top of the Pops 1967 - The Beatles allowed the BBC to film them in the edit suite where they were working on “Magical Mystery Tour”. This was then turned into a promo by the BBC, who shot their own additional footage. It was then broadcast on Top of the Pops to mark the ‘Hello Goodbye’ single going to No 1 in December 1967.
Nat’s Dream – A scene directed by John Lennon featuring Nat Jackley and not included in the original film.
Ivor Cutler – ‘I’m Going In A Field’ - Ivor performs ‘I’m Going In A Field’. This scene was not included in the original film.
Traffic – ‘Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush’ - The filming of Traffic acting out their 1967 hit single ‘Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush’ was commissioned by the Beatles for possible inclusion in “Magical Mystery Tour” but was not used in the final edit.
There’s more here (HD trailer):