The Beatles To Reissue 'Magical Mystery Tour' DVD On October 9th
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Although the Beatles have yet to officially announce the DVD/Blue ray reissue of their Magical Mystery Tour film, new details are leaking out daily. reports that a release is set for October 9th, and that in addition to the 53 minute movie -- which also includes an optional director's commentary by Paul McCartney -- the package, which will sell for just over $50, also includes the separate performances of "Your Mother Should Know," "Blue Jay Way," and "The Fool On The Hill," along with the group's then contemporary promo for "Hello Goodbye," and the featurettes "Nat's Dream," "I'm Going In A Field -- Ivor Cutler," "The Making Of Magical Mystery Tour,'" "Ringo The Actor," "The Cast" and "Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush -- Traffic." Strangely "I Am The Walrus" was not listed as a separate "video" along with the infamous TV movie's other songs.
Paul McCartney recalled in 1995's The Beatles Anthology, that he caught flack from the other Beatles for being the driving force in the band at the time -- especially on and off the set of Magical Mystery Tour: "I know John got a bit annoyed, sort of saying, 'Y'know, Paul's trying to be the leader of the group,' and stuff. It's possible, but I was there more than anyone. I mean, when we did Magical Mystery Tour, for instance, I ended up kinda directing it -- even though we said, y'know, the Beatles had directed it at the end. Just 'cause I was there most of the time and all the late night chats with the cameraman about what we were gonna do tomorrow would tend to be me, rather than the others."
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