The YELLOW SUBMARINE is Coming Soon to Blu-Ray!
From the press release:
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).
Any Beatles nerd worth their salt will tell you that the songs from Yellow Submarine (along with the songs from the Cirque show Love) are the only tracks that have actually been remixed from the original source tapes rather than just remastered, making the impact of these mini symphonies at times even more extraordinary than the original album versions.
To have a chance to hear these pop masterpieces in lossless surround is reason enough to pickup the disc, but it sounds like they've spared no expense on the picture restoration as well: Rather than using digital tools to globally scrub the film, they've gone frame by frame back to the original film elements to ensure that the movie will look absolutely fab. Sourced from this new 4K master (theatrical release, please!) it should look as stunning as it's ever looked.
The psychedelic trip is to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on May 28th in the UK, May 29th in North America.