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Old May 07, 2012, 10:53 AM   #1
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Default Yellow Submarine - on DVD & Blu-Ray June 5th

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THE BEATLES’ YELLOW SUBMARINE FEATURE FILM RESTORED FOR JUNE RELEASE ON DVD AND BLU-RAY; FILM’S SONGTRACK ALBUM TO BE REISSUED

Once upon a time…or maybe twice…there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland…

London – March 20, 2012 – The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray release on June 5th in North America. The film’s songtrack album will be reissued on CD on the same date.

Currently out of print, the film has been restored in 4K digital resolution for the first time by Paul Rutan Jr. and his team of specialists at Triage Motion Picture Services and Eque Inc. Due to the delicate nature of the hand-drawn original artwork, no automated software was used in the digital clean-up of the film’s restored photochemical elements. This was all done by hand, frame by frame.

Bonus features for the Yellow Submarine DVD and Blu-ray include a short making-of documentary titled “Mod Odyssey” (TRT: 7:30), the film’s original theatrical trailer, audio commentary by producer John Coates and art director Heinz Edelmann, several brief interview clips with others involved with the film, storyboard sequences, 29 original pencil drawings and 30 behind-the-scenes photos. Both Digipak packages will include reproductions of animation cels from the film, collectible stickers, and a 16-page booklet with a new essay by Yellow Submarine aficionado John Lasseter (Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios).

Lasseter writes in his essay, “As a fan of animation and as a filmmaker, I tip my hat to the artists of Yellow Submarine, whose revolutionary work helped pave the way for the fantastically diverse world of animation that we all enjoy today.”

Directed by George Dunning, and written by Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn and Erich Segal, Yellow Submarine began its voyage to the screen when Brodax, who had previously produced nearly 40 episodes of ABC’s animated Beatles TV series, approached The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein with a unique vision for a full-length animated feature.

Yellow Submarine, based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope, propelled by Beatles songs, including “Eleanor Rigby,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “All You Need Is Love,” and “It’s All Too Much.” When the film debuted in 1968, it was instantly recognised as a landmark achievement, revolutionising a genre by integrating the freestyle approach of the era with innovative animation techniques.

Inspired by the generation’s new trends in art, the film resides with the dazzling Pop Art styles of Andy Warhol, Martin Sharp, Alan Aldridge and Peter Blake. With art direction and production design by Heinz Edelmann, Yellow Submarine is a classic of animated cinema, featuring the creative work of animation directors Robert Balser and Jack Stokes with a team of animators and technical artists.

“I thought from the very beginning that the film should be a series of interconnected shorts” remembered Edelmann. “The style should vary every five minutes or so to keep the interest going until the end.” These styles included melding live-action photography with animation, 3-dimensional sequences and kaleidoscopic “rotoscoping” where film is traced frame by frame into drawings. The entire process took nearly two years, 14 different scripts, 40 animators and 140 technical artists, ultimately producing a groundbreaking triumph of animation.

On April 24, Candlewick Press will release a new, compact hardcover edition of the Yellow Submarine picture book, a read-aloud journey for the whole family. Featuring the lighthearted wit of the film’s script alongside original artwork from the movie that has charmed children and adults through several generations, the beautiful, 40-page book will be sold by retailers everywhere and on the Beatles Store (www.thebeatles.com). An interactive digital version of the book is also available as a free download on Apple's iBookstore for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch at www.iTunes.com/TheBeatles.

Yellow Submarine Synopsis:
Once upon a time… or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, a place where happiness and music reigned supreme. But all that was threatened when the terrible Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army led by a menacing Flying Glove to destroy all that was good. Enter John, Paul, George and Ringo to save the day! Armed with little more than their humour, songs, and of course, their yellow submarine, The Beatles tackle the rough seas ahead in an effort to bring down the evil forces of bluedom.

Production credits
Running Time: 89 minutes
Director - George Dunning
Producer - Al Brodax
Screen story - Lee Minoff
Screenplay - Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn, and Erich Segal
Art Director - Heinz Edelmann
Animation directors - Robert Balser and Jack Stokes
Production Executive - John Coates
Music Producer and Supervisor - George Martin

Featuring music by The Beatles

Yellow Submarine [DVD, Blu-ray]

Feature film [TRT: 89:00]

Fully restored in 4K and presented in the original aspect ratio of 1:66-1

Audio options:
English 5.1 DTS
German 5.1 DTS
Italian 5.1 DTS
English Dolby Stereo
Original Mono

Audio Commentary – Heinz Edelmann (Art Director) and John Coates (Producer)

Subtitle languages (feature only):
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Japanese

Extra features:
Mod Odyssey documentary [TRT: 7:30]
Original theatrical trailer [TRT: 3:30]

Storyboard sequences:
- Sea of Monsters (split screen footage) [TRT: 4:20]
- Battle of the Monsters [118 images]
- Pepperland [64 images]

Interviews:
- Paul Angelis (voice of Ringo and Chief Blue Meanie) [TRT: 1:39]
- John Clive (voice of John) [TRT: 2:03]
- David Livesey (key animator) [TRT: 1:11]
- Millicent McMillan (Heinz Edelmann’s assistant) [TRT: 1:12]
- Jack Stokes (animation director) [TRT: 3:42]
- Erich Segal (co-writer) [TRT: 1:38]

Original pencil drawings [29 images]
Behind-the-scenes photos [30 images]

Yellow Submarine Songtrack [CD]
1. Yellow Submarine
2. Hey Bulldog
3. Eleanor Rigby
4. Love You To
5. All Together Now
6. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
7. Think For Yourself
8. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
9. With A Little Help From My Friends
10. Baby, You're A Rich Man
11. Only A Northern Song
12. All You Need Is Love
13. When I'm Sixty Four
14. Nowhere Man
15. It's All Too Much
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Old May 31, 2012, 08:34 AM   #3
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so excited for this!
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Old Jun 01, 2012, 04:58 PM   #4
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I picked it up yesterday (in Australia it came out June 1). The restoration is absolutely amazing, honestly it's on-par with the restorations Disney has been giving their early classics. I really like the packaging too - even though it came out 5 years ago, the design fits in with the DVD release of Help!
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Had a chance to check out the DVD myself.

Like most of us, all I had before was the old VHS. Man, what a difference. Obviously, the restoration and improvement are absolutely amazing, on all levels. The animation just flows better to me, the colors jump out, and the audio is perfect, especially the songs of course.

There's something about the appearance of the group at the end that always gets me. I remember when I first watched the movie, probably over 20 years ago now. When they faded in, it was just really cool. They're on the screen for less than a minute, but it leaves a lasting impression.

The extra DVD features are worth checking out too. The 'Mod Odyssey' documentary from 1968 has some footage of the animators working on the film, and more importantly it has some nice clips of the band that I've never seen before, hanging out and fooling around with those huge YS cutout things. The original theatrical trailer is totally restored, nice to have. There are also some great pictures of the band, filming their appearance, and again with the YS cardboard things. Rounding it out are some storyboards, interviews, and an audio commentary track for the entire movie.

I remember sitting my nephew down in front of the movie many times, something about it seemed to put him in a trance, and it definitely kept him busy. Can't wait to pop in the DVD for my younger nephew.
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Gonna put this on my Christmas list! I can't wait to see it restored.
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Does anyone have the Blu-Ray version? I bought it on DVD when it came out a few years back, and I was wondering if the Blu-Ray was SO amazing that it warranted the extra cost.

I have a hard time justifying buying it on DVD again just for the packaging and extras.
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I suppose if I had a Blu-Ray player i'd be more interested. I have the DVD and I wonder what the Blu-Ray has thats different. It seems to have the same things on it.
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It's SO good to own this again! It was a nice surprise to see all the little extras that came with the dvd.
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Does anyone have the Blu-Ray version? I bought it on DVD when it came out a few years back, and I was wondering if the Blu-Ray was SO amazing that it warranted the extra cost.

I have a hard time justifying buying it on DVD again just for the packaging and extras.
I bought the DVD the day of release, and had the blu-ray ordered from Amazon. I compared them the other day, and though the DVD looks absolutely stunning already, the blu-ray is yet another step up. The quality of the DVD is totally fine, I'd suggest only going with the blu-ray if you must have it in the highest quality.
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Thanks for the information, Ivan. I think at this point I'll keep an eye out for a good deal or just hint that I might like it for Christmas.
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Hmmm...it appears there's no new extras on it so the only reason to buy it seems to be to have it in better quality. Which is good too.
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I didn't expect the cels. Need to find a way to frame them. Can't decide what to do with the stickers, though. Stick them on stuff, or keep them pristine???

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