A big, slightly pretentious, roundup of new DVDs and Blu-ray stuff will be going up tomorrow, but while I'm putting the finishing touches on it, I just wanted to say that the new (frame by frame) restored edition of The Beatles' Yellow Submarine is absolutely to die for.
Lots of neat bonuses with the set, including a commentary track featuring original animator Heinz Edelmann, plus some very cool reproductions of some original character design animation cels. And of course the soundtrack has been remixed into serene perfection.
But the movie looks just astonishingly good, especially on the Blu-ray. Actually, it's so beautiful that I've kind of changed my mind about the film itself, which I have always found somewhat less charming than most folks. In fact, at this point I can even overlook the fact that Erich (Love Story) Segal had a hand in it.
Better late than never, I guess.