Here are the first pictures that go under the covers of the new deluxe version of the Beatles’ new “Magical Mystery Tour” DVD/Blu-ray, which comes out Oct. 8 outside North America (including Japan and Germany) and Oct. 9 in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. You can see pictures of the set in the slideshow above.
Opening the box of the Beatles’ 1967 film, you see the cover of the softcover book which, among other things, contains pictures from the film, bios of the cast and a “Magical Mystery Tour” diary. There are many rare pictures in the book, though we wish there were a lot more. Also in the box, there’s also a replica ticket for the bus trip.
The DVD and Blu-ray versions come together in a combined folder. This is the only way to get both versions together. There is nothing in the deluxe edition discs that isn’t in the regular versions.
One of the more interesting parts of the deluxe edition is the reissue of the original British vinyl two-EP set with black Parlophone labels on black vinyl. When “Magical Mystery Tour” was first released, the EP set was an oddity to Americans because Capitol Records had taken the initiative to flesh it out to a full album by adding several Beatles singles. After Parlophone turned around and released the full album as well, the EP set was nearly forgotten. It’s nice to have it back again in its original form.
As we’ve written previously, the remastered “Magical Mystery Tour” DVD is sharper than the previous soft-focus versions. The new set may not cause a wholesale change of opinions about the film, but the new version is a lot easier on the eyes. It has also a number of Easter eggs with rare footage, which we showed you how to find.
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