A digitally restored version of The Beatles’ animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, is headed for the big screen. The classic will also be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in June, following the film’s limited theatrical re-release.
Originally released in 1968, The Yellow Submarine features hand-drawn, original artwork which prohibited the use of automated software in the restoration process. Instead, Paul Rutan Jr. and his team of specialists at Triage Motion Picture Services and Eque Inc. have restored the classic film in 4K digital resolution by hand, frame by frame, to ensure the best possible viewing experience.
"We are ecstatic and honored to have been selected and entrusted to give Yellow Submarine a theatrical campaign," D&E Entertainment’s Evan Saxon and Doug Kluthe said in a statement. "The digital cinema presentation will be the absolute best viewing experience and representation of the hard work put into the film."
In addition to The Yellow Submarine’s theatrical re-release, beginning in New York City this Saturday, the film will also be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on June 5. The film's songtrack album will be reissued on CD on the same date.
Directed by George Dunning, and written by Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn, and Erich Segal, Yellow Submarine is based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Described as “a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope,” the film features such Beatles songs as “Eleanor Rigby," "When I'm Sixty-Four," "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," "All You Need Is Love," and "It's All Too Much."
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