Yellow Submarine details
|Formats:||U DVD, Ex Blu-ray|
|Starring:||George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Paul Mccartney, Paul Angelis, John Lennon, Ringo Starr|
|Directors:||George Dunning, George Duning|
|Genre:||Music/Musical - Musical|
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Jun 2012|
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In a town, where I was born, lived a man, who sailed to sea.....By sarah b from london , 12 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Yes, we all know the words as we all sang them in Junior School but have we all seen the film?
It is seemingly on every Boxing Day on BBC2 but incredulously enough I had never seen it (I am 28, it is not like I lived in the 60s). Now I am a big Beatles fan, and love Hard Day's Night, Help! and Magical Mystery Tour so I thought, I know I will stick Yellow Submarine on my list.
If you are a Beatles fan you will know that the soundtrack is a bit dodgy, one side killer, the other filler (songs on side A including Yellow Submarine, Your Mother Should Know, Hey Bulldog to mention a few, instrumental music on side B) so I thought the film would be about the same. After all, the story goes that the Beatles were non too chuffed with the idea of a cartoon, and only pledged their allegiance to it after the event.
The premise of the film is that the Beatles (the goodies) have to overcome the Blue Meanies (the baddies) and restore order to Pepperland. Sounds simple enough but not if it is 1968 and you may or may not have take lots of LSD during production. It is full of lots of Beatles classics too to sing along with like Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Eleanor Rigby and obviously Yellow Submarine (I can guarentee by the end you will be swaying in your seat singing)
It is a fun film, not the greatest of plots, but it is a cartoon after all, and it does provide a fascinating snapshot of 60s life in all its psychedelic glory. I wouldn?t say you need to be a Beatles fan to enjoy it but I am sure that it helps. If you are toying with sticking this on your list, go on, you won?t regret it!
And when Boxing Day 2004 comes around, and you see that Yellow Submarine is on BBC2, I know I will be sitting on my settee, mince pie in one hand, glass of Bailey?s in the other.
Luckily you don't have to wait till then, go on add it to your list now!
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Wonderful music and graphicsBy paddiwack (13 reviews) from London , 12 Apr 2013Our home cinema set up took months to repair and Yellow Submarine was the first DVD we used to test it. It was marvellous, the restored version is fantastic and the music delightful. The Beatles voices are beautifully reproduced in dialogue as well as singing. The whole thing is silly but lovable and the animation is ground-breaking, but stylistically a bit 'of its time'. The theme of music promoting love and culture uniting disparate people is timeless. a wonderful experience.
Blu-Ray BeatlesBy RodMaxwell (1 review) , 27 Feb 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI hadn't seen this film in years and was keen to watch it my eldest son who is constantly at my Beatles albums. The film is very surreal and, although suitable for a family audience, isn't particularly a children's film. The action starts in 'Pepperland' a cheery, Carolesque world which comes under attack from the Blue-Meanies who turn the inhabitants to stone and banish music. Old Fred escapes in the Yellow Submarine and heads to Liverpool to fetch the Beatles help. The Beatles adventures involve many weird and wonderful sequences as they journey though strange lands inhabited by bizarre characters and fabulous creatures. Whilst the plot is fairly predictable, the visual flair and comedic asides aren't The Blu-ray version is an absolute revelation with the colours restored to their original, psychedelic magnificence but it is the surround sound treatment that is the biggest treat - it's difficult to comprehend that most of it was recorded on simple 4 track recoding equipment - I have more speakers than that in my living room! Overall, it's quite amazing what the digital restoration has achieved. Highly recommended.
Fun for all the family, if a little psychadelicBy a customer , 12 Dec 2012A fun classic, best enjoyed with little children or something alcoholic! A weird story line and some funny cultural references.
Nostalgic trip back to PepperLandBy MrMarv (1 review) , 07 Aug 2012The first time i remember seeing Yellow Submarine, it was a grainy VHS copy, I was very young and at the time didn't really have appreciation for music the same way I do now. Many years later I grew to love the Beatles as musicians and loved watching everything they got involved in. But Yellow Submarine alluded me for the longest time as it has been out of print on DVD for the longest time.
So now here we are in 2012 and I get to take a trip down my own memory lane.
The first thing that grabbed me is how crisp and clean the animation looks, I hardly noticed any grain or scratches, This give the hand drawn quality a much more richer look.
With the songs remastered digitally, Your not going to hear the Beatles sound any better outside their own albums.
The film is definitely worth watching, especially for any Beatle fan
Blue meanies on Blu Ray!By Boog (1 review) , 07 Aug 2012One of the best animated films of all time, with music by the best band of all time, whats not to love! Put the surround sound on, turn the lights down, and drift downstream with the fab four. An amazing Blu Ray transfer makes this a must.
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