Cinema Sentries and EMI have teamed up to give one lucky reader the opportunity to win the Beatles's Magical Mystery Tour on DVD.
Magical Mystery Tour is the Beatles' third film and it originally aired on BBC1 on December 26, 1967, though the channel only broadcasted in black and white at the time. It was an unscripted affair that followed a group of people taking a British mystery tour by bus when "strange things begin to happen" as a result of "four or five magicians" who look very familar. The film's main attraction was that it presented six new songs: “Magical Mystery Tour,” “The Fool On The Hill,” “I Am The Walrus,” “Flying,” “Blue Jay Way,” and “Your Mother Should Know.”
The film's poor reception with critics and audiences was partially responsible for its shabby upkeep. A restoration has done for this new release, overseen by Paul Rutan Jr. of Eque Inc., the same company that handled the much acclaimed restoration of Yellow Submarine.
This new release of Magical Mystery Tour also includes extras, such as a director's commentary from Paul McCartney. interviews, and never-before-seen footage.
There are three ways to enter the contest, which is only open to residents of the continental U.S. For your first entry, simply retweet the following post on Twitter: Tweet this. For a second entry, "like" us on our Facebook page and leave a comment under the Magical Mystery Tour contest post. For a third entry, leave a comment below naming your favorite Beatles movie moment.
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour is now available to own on DVD, Blu-ray, and in a special 10”x10” boxed deluxe edition that includes both the DVD and Blu-ray, as well as a 60-page book with background information, photographs and documentation from the production, and a faithful reproduction of the mono double 7” vinyl EP of the film’s six new Beatles songs, originally issued in the UK to complement the film’s 1967 release.