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Magical Mystery Tour
24 August 2012
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Paul's never tried to assign John half the credit for his own bad ideas

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
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Not sure if ironic's the word, but whatever - I'm still excited.

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Amazon has it listed at $66.49.  Not too cost-prohibitive, considering what you get with it.

Canadian Amazon or American?

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U.S. Amazon.  Amazon.ca didn't have it listed yet, but I expect it will be somewhere close for we Canucks.

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Wow, three Canadian posters in a row!

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I thought we sprayed for Canadians last week...

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24 August 2012
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Well, we Canadians always infiltrate where we aren't wanted! a-hard-days-night-george-10

But seriously, I'm excited about this (and that we have more Canadians posting).

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24 August 2012
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John did enjoy filming it despite his comments in some interviews. He supposedly raved about it in a 1980 interview and you can tell in parts of the film.

Its not like Apple to ignore a big promotional push and what better than when everyone is saying "Today John Lennon was born in 1940 and would be 72", now they can throw in "and today Magical Mystery Tour is being released for the first time in who knows how long..."

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28 August 2012
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[Posted this elsewhere on the forum but its more at home here]

 

Have just realised that the MMT DVD is being reissued pretty much 50 years to the day Love Me Do was released in the UK (5th October). All the talk of it being the same day as Johns 72nd birthday meant it never occured to me. I doubt its coincidence.]

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28 August 2012
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I love the film.  It's like Monty Python (albeit at their most unrestrained) before Monty Python.  a-hard-days-night-john-3  I'll definitely be picking up the Blu-ray so it can sit beside my copy of "Yellow Submarine" on my shelf.

 

OK, Apple, bring on "Let It Be"!  a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

30 August 2012
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My cousin being a film maker, it somewhat reminds me of one of those.... art films, or abstract films. But it's still a great movie.

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13 September 2012
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Magical Mystery Tour being released on the Big Screen and on DVD/Blu-ray. Release date for discs is October 9th.

http://thebeatles.com/#/articl.....creenings/

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13 September 2012
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That's weird - why the hell would they release it theatrically simultaneously with the DVD/BluRay?? Especially a film that was never meant for the big screen at all?

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There were screenings of MMT in the US so maybe the idea comes from there (but they might have been in the 70's).

 

Warning! Rant Ahead

It will also make Apple money, lots of money, from the fans who rush out and see it.  Both Apples are excellent at fleecing fans. I recently read an article about Apple (the ipod one) which said that at one time Apple were at the forefront of exciting, new leaps into undiscovered regions of technology and its advancement and its subsequent effect in and upon society but now its more about money and the updates are getting less monumental with every passing launch event. Thought that that nicely fitted into the other Apple who are more than willing to give us toe nail clipper sharpers and marshmallow protective covers whilst we know fine well whats sitting gathering dust and developing rigor mortis (as am I). Give us something to faint over for f~*^ sake. I dont want Beatle scrabble, it doesnt make me giddy with delight. MMT is good and we are getting some unreleased stuff but come on. Waken up and stop ripping us off.

 

I would normally go without a minutes hesitation but £10 for a so-so 50 minute film + bonus's. Plus there is travel and food costs so past £20. I can get the deluxe boxset for £30 on amazon.co.uk.  I cant justify it but its The Beatles on the big screen. Yellow Submarine and A Hard Days Night were really good movies as was the George Harrison documentary but MMT is not.

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DAMN BEATLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!blue-meanieblue-meanie

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14 September 2012
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ahdn_paul_06I enjoy reading your posts mmm, but do offer this bit of constructive critisism. Open up more, let us know how you really feel. Don't hold back.

BTW, I agree with everything you said.a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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29 September 2012
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Granted, I don't think it was ever intended to be a genuinely good film; just another sort of outlet for their more madcap tendencies, a la their  yearly fan club Christmas recordings (with, of course, the one from that year being the last one they all made in the studio together).  And I'll still watch it over "Let It Be" any day... perhaps even "Help!" on some days.

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Time to do some serious jumping up and down like youre 4 years old and just seen all the presents under the tree with your name on.

 

The Space have issued previously unseen footage of the Fish and Chip shop visit during filming the tv movie - and it looks wonderful. So cool to see 4 Beatles (and Mal) in such an informal setting.

 

If this is where Apple are going with releases than i'll wind down some of my bitterness towards them and their handling of the archives.

 

[What is about beatles and unseen fish and chips?]

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5 October 2012
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Saw it on the big screen last night! a-hard-days-night-john-1 Although I enjoyed the experience of watching an original Beatles' movie in theaters, I agree that it isn't exactly a cinematic kind of movie...

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5 October 2012
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I will be watching the documentary that mmm posted about, and the film after tommorow night. I only watched it about a month or so ago but never mind! I´m looking foward to it.

No, it´s not a brilliant film. And the songs in there don´t really make it worthwhile but it´s The Beatles, after all.

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The Times (one of the UK's biggest newspapers for folks who dont know) printed an article about MMT and were quite positive about the film. Will be interested to see what the weekend papers say about it since it is 2 beatles shows back to back, and that means it gets attention. Even crappy documentaries that have nothing to do with Apple get a small column when new and on tv in some newspapers.

Its not a great film and the stripper scene creeps me out (i dont need or want to see my 2 of my hero's leering over a stripper) but its got its good bits and it is the beatles (and Mal). So much so that im looking forward to both. I have the '88 video but havent watched it for a couple of years.

 

Has anyone here not seen it before? Would be interesting to read first timers opinions on the [tv] film.

 

Whats good snacking food for MMT? Im thinking Irn Bru (Scotlands biggest selling soft drink) and cheese tortilla chips/crisps.

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I've still yet to see it, honestly. I'll see it soon.

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The Times (one of the UK's biggest newspapers for folks who dont know) printed an article about MMT and were quite positive about the film.

Really? I never thought the Times would approve of MMT (from what I hear).

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