Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Beatles' Yellow Submarine to be re-released on DVD and Blu-Ray in May

Yellow Submarine, the 1968 animated motion picture based on the music of the Beatles, is being re-released on DVD and for the first time, on Blu-Ray. The movie was last released in 1999 on VHS and DVD. The release date for the new DVD and Blu-Ray is May 29 (May 28 for everyone except North America). The movie has been remastered and restored by Triage Motion Picture Services to 4K digital resolution. Unlike most movies that are cleaned up today, no computer software has been used to clean the picture due to the nature of the hand-drawn animation. It was cleaned by hand, frame by frame. The special features seem to be the same as the 1999 release:

-a seven minute feature "Mod Odyssey"
-original theatrical trailer
-audio commentary by John Coates and Heinz Edelmann
-16 page booklet written by John Lasseter
-reproduction of animated film cels
-stickers

A soundtrack for the movie will be released the same day.  

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