WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Yellow Submarine

Reviewed In Issue 35 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ML106160
(MPAA Rating): G
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1968
(LD Release Date): 9/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): George Dunning
(Screenplay/Written By): Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn & Erich Segal
(Story): Lee Minoff
(Music): The Beatles: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Heinz Edelmann
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): NA
(Editor): Brian J. Bishop
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Alan Kozlowski
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Al Brodax

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.66:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.66:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): Yes
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
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Story Synopsis:
Based on the song by Lennon and McCartney, Yellow Submarine is a magical mystery tour through Pepperland, a psychedelic undersea city filled with op art trees and marmalade skies. That is until the Blue Meanies—those evil little blobs of mischief—take over the surreal landscape with snapping turks and a flying glove. But look out! Here comes the Fab Four as their alter-egos, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Band in their Yellow Sub to make Pepperland a far-out trip once again. Includes the never-before-seen animated sequence “Hey Bulldog.”

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