The Beatles Yellow Submarine (Film) Returning To Cinemas July 8, 2018

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  1. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    (I searched to see if this had been posted and couldn't find it)

    Yellow Submarine

    The Beatles’ legendary animated hit film YELLOW SUBMARINE is returning to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 8 July 2018. An unmissable cinema event, this momentous big-screen revival will give generations of audiences the golden opportunity to revisit Pepperland for the 50th anniversary of the film’s original release.
    The visionary feature film can now be experienced back on the big screen in glorious surround sound with the groundbreaking animation presented in stunningly-remastered 4k. Looking and sounding better than ever before.
    Tickets on sale Tuesday 17 April.
  2. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident Thread Starter

  3. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

    And not in the US. :-(
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  4. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

    As a 62 yo old man i would not be interested in going to the movies to see this. I was not interested in going to the movies to see the touring years but watched it on pbs
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  5. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Time to stow the gab and turn to!

    The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray release on June 4th (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" remembers 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 ( 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
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  6. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    As a 63 yo man I'm interested!;)
  7. forthlin

    forthlin Forum Resident

    As another 63 year old man I'd certainly be interested in a 4K blu-ray transfer for my video collection.
  8. culabula

    culabula One-time Boulevardier.

    Belfast, Ireland

    I’ll still be interested if it’s still showing in September, when I’m 64.
  9. culabula

    culabula One-time Boulevardier.

    Belfast, Ireland
    Is that not what the existing Blu-ray is?
  10. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    Looks like the 50th Anniversary roll outs continue in full swing. Get ready for Nov. 22 2018 :)
  11. lil.fred

    lil.fred Forum Resident

    The East Bay
    Wasn't a thorough and amazing restoration done for this film, and shown in theatres and released on Blu-Ray, just a few years ago?
  12. AndyP19

    AndyP19 Well-Known Member

    Hythe, Kent, UK
    OK if you're a five year old.

    What about Let It Be for the grown-ups .
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  13. Clark V Kauffman

    Clark V Kauffman Forum Resident

    Des Moines, Iowa

    This is the March 2012 press release that went out in conjunction with the 2012 reissue of "Yellow Submarine."
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  14. Shawn

    Shawn Forum Resident

    I thought most of the original cels were sold off and/or scrapped so now sure what they're referring to here? I know I have a couple which they're free to borrow ;)
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  15. DRM

    DRM Forum Resident


    So you can watch the grown-ups act like grown-ups.
  16. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    I'm guessing 20th May 2020. Just a hunch :)
  17. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hmmm...should be which I think isn't active yet since it goes to the FB page?
  18. Clark V Kauffman

    Clark V Kauffman Forum Resident

    Des Moines, Iowa
    Not sure what you're asking, but I think we have two entirely separate issues here: There's the 2012 home video release reproduced in the press release higher up on this page, and then there's the upcoming July 2018 theatrical re-release of the film, which probably won't result in another home-video release.

    For the record, I'd love to be wrong on that last point. I think they should reissue the current transfer that's found on the 2012 DVD and BluRay but in a deluxe 50th anniversary boxed set that also includes several episodes of the The Beatles' animated cartoon series as bonus content. As I've stated in other threads, I think a deluxe "Yellow Submarine" box is the only way to get some of the cartoon series officially released in a manner that doesn't "pollute" the catalog. The series has its charms, and some of it deserves to see the light of day as an official release, but I am not sure that even a "best of" collection should be issued as a mainstream home video offering.
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  19. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

    Mahwah, NJ
    This is a sweet movie that ought to look and sound brilliant with restoration. Don't be so quick to say no!
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  20. oxenholme

    oxenholme High Quality Posts™ a speciality

    Oh No! Does that mean Giles & Sam are destroying the 5.1 mix?
  21. ToneLa

    ToneLa Forum Resident

    Cool, I can go see this - in Liverpool!

    Perhaps it wouldn't be amiss to alter my consciousness a tad before either. Roll another one...
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  22. culabula

    culabula One-time Boulevardier.

    Belfast, Ireland
    Nope. Relax.
  23. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

    This IS the 2012 restoration coming to theatres in 4K projection format. Same 5.1 mix as previous re-releases, presumably
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  24. culabula

    culabula One-time Boulevardier.

    Belfast, Ireland

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  25. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

    Hey when it's able to be watched at home I may watch it. I would be more interested in watching the people that would go out to see that film. I'll get some popcorn and watch the freaks like the old people use to do 50 years ago.

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