The Beatles Magical Mystery Super Deal

For $24.99 you get the Magical Mystery Tour Deluxe Box Set with Blu-ray, DVD and double-vinyl EP

By Stephen Pate – Every once in a while a deal comes along that’s too good to resist. This Magical Mystery Tour Deluxe Box Set (Blu-ray/DVD/double-vinyl EP) is it.

Oh I know – Magical Mystery Tour is the worst movie of all time, an amateurish home movie failure by the beloved Mop Tops.

That is a mistaken impression. Sure the movie is not “Help” or “A Hard Day’s Night” but it does capture The Beatles at the height of the psychedelic era. If you let your imagination go, it’s a fun and silly romp where The Beatles

Sometimes the sum is greater than the parts. Look what comes in the 10&Prime square deluxe box for $25.

Double vinyl 6 track EP

First off the double vinyl EP is worth the price of admission. It’s a reproduction of the 1967 UK double vinyl 6 track EP
EP Track listing

  1. Magical Mystery Tour
  2. Your Mother Should Know
  3. I Am The Walrus
  4. The Fool On The Hill
  5. Flying
  6. Blue Jay Way

Magical Mystery Tour Original Film

  • restored 53 minutes
  • Blu-Ray
  • DVD
  • Director’s Commentary by Paul McCartney with interviews with Paul and Ringo, along with other cast members and crew. Includes unseen footage.
  • Ringo the actor – Ringo reflecting on his role in the film
  • Meet The Supporting Cast – A feature on the background and careers of Nat Jackley, Jessie Robins, Ivor Cutler, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Victor Spinetti, George Claydon, and Derek Royle.

Videos

  • Your Mother Should Know
  • Blue Jay Way
  • The Fool On The Hill – Three new edits of these performances all featuring footage not seen in the original film.
  • Hello Goodbye, as featured in Top of the Pops 1967
    • The Beatles allowed the BBC to film them in the edit suite where they were working on Magical Mystery Tour. This was then turned into a promo by the BBC, who shot their own extra footage. It was then broadcast on Top of the Pops to mark the ‘Hello Goodbye’ single going to No 1 in December 1967.
  • Nat’s Dream – A scene directed by John featuring Nat Jackley. Not included in the original film.
  • Ivor Cutler ‘I’m Going In A Field’ – Ivor performs ‘I’m Going In A Field’, in a field. Not included in the original film.
  • Traffic ‘Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush’ – The filming of Traffic acting out their 1967 hit single ‘Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush’ was commissioned by The Beatles for possible inclusion in Magical Mystery Tour but was not used in the last edit.

60 page booklet

The Making of Magical Mystery Tour (19:05)
Soft back book containing an introductory essay by Paul McCartney, notes on the film’s development, many previously unseen and rare photos and memorabilia.

TECHNICAL SPEC

Aspect ratio – 1.33:1
Frame rate – 1080i 59.94
Audio Options:

  • DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Dolby Digital 5.1
  • PCM stereo for Blu-Ray
  • Dolby Digital for DVD

Available from Amazon.com Magical Mystery Tour Deluxe Box Set (Blu-ray/DVD/double-vinyl EP).  From Amazon.com in Canada for $54.99.

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4.5 / 5 stars

By Stephen Pate, NJN Network

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