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Yellow Submarine to be reissued

The first time I saw the Beatles animated movie Yellow Submarine, I was in grade school and it was a free movie to thank safety cadets (aka crossing guards) for their service.

I loved it! I didn't know at the time that the Beatles weren't providing the voices, and it didn't matter to me that the story was nonsensical and pointless. I was in a movie theatre filled with other kids my age and apparently just got caught up in the moment. I picked up a used copy on VHS and tried to watch it a few years ago and lost patience with it after around 20 minutes.

Even though I don't really like the movie, and I don't even really like the song "Yellow Submarine," the Blu-Ray might be worth buying when it comes out May 29th in North America. That's because it will include 5.1 DTS sound, and it will be cool to hear a lot of the songs in glorious 5.1 surround. The animation has been restored by hand as well, so it should look good on the flat-screen TV.

In addition to coming out on Blu-ray and DVD, they're also going to release a movie songtrack, including more songs from the movie, leaving out the orchestral soundtrack stuff that was included on the original "Yellow Submarine" album. You had to pay full price for a record that was was really only half a Beatles record!

More info on the re-release including the CD tracklisting and DVD bonus features here.




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