Rare footage of The Beatles filming the Magical Mystery Tour has been unveiled ahead of the 1967 movie’s re-release later this month.
A special screening of the remastered film is due to take place at London’s BFI Southbank today (October 2nd) before its official release on October 9th. And with a documentary looking at the making of the critically-polarising film also due to air on the BBC this weekend, website The Space has made the new archive footage available to view online at this link.
“Few people have seen Magical Mystery Tour in its entirety and the material in the chip shop has never been shown anywhere,” Arena editor Anthony Wall has said. “It captures perfectly the fabulous world of The Beatles at this time.”
“They’re happily sharing a simple meal with the other passengers on the coach as the astonished residents of Taunton gather outside and at the same time creating an extraordinarily avant garde film, which of course would soon be broadcast by the BBC to a dumbstruck nation.”
The restored version will be released along with a remixed soundtrack and special features which include deleted scenes and interviews with the cast and crew.Just Published: