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Yellow Submarine [1968] (1 disc)

Director:George Dunning
Writer:Al Brodax
Erich Segal
Jack Mendelsohn
Lee Minoff
Composer:George Martin
Songs:John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Length:85 minutes
(1 hour 25 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Sorting Category:Kids
Sorting Tub:Charlie
IMDB Rating:7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:96%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.

Reaction: Bizarre and trippy but very visually creative and with lots of great music.

Personal Rating: 7/10

George Dunning => Director
Al Brodax => Writer
Erich Segal => Writer
Jack Mendelsohn => Writer
Lee Minoff => Writer
George Martin => Composer
John Lennon => Songs / John (uncredited)
Paul McCartney => Songs / Paul (uncredited)
Dick Emery => Jeremy Hilary Boob, Ph.D. - Nowhere Man / Lord Mayor / Max (voice)
Geoffrey Hughes => Paul (as Geoff Hughes) (voice)
George Harrison => George (uncredited)
John Clive => John (voice)
Lance Percival => Old Fred (voice)
Paul Angelis => George (voice) / Chief Blue Meanie / Narrator / Ringo
Peter Batten => George (voice) (uncredited)
Ringo Starr => Ringo (uncredited)
The Beatles => (singing voice) (as Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • This film underwent restoration work in 1998 for release in 1999. Since it was the original British version that was restored, American audiences finally got to see the five minutes of footage that had been missing in the original 85-minute U.S. version, including the "Hey Bulldog" sequence, which was deleted for unknown reasons.
  • Paul Angelis created the Chief Blue Meanie's teeth chattering sound by clanking two saucer plates together.
  • Peter Batten was a deserter from the British army at the time of the creation of the film. In the final weeks of production he was arrested for desertion, and Paul Angelis had to finish voicing the part of George.
  • John Lennon's son [?] Sean Lennon knew nothing about his father's former life among The Beatles, until he saw the movie at his babysitter's. When Sean asked, Lennon explained that he'd given up that life, to be with Sean and [?] Yoko Ono.
  • George comments "I know something about motors" when the submarine's stops working. As a matter of fact, George Harrison's brother was a mechanic, and George himself had worked as an apprentice electrician in his teens and planned to go into business with his brother.
  • When the film was being restored for DVD, the producers obtained The Beatles' permission to remix the songs in order to produce a proper 5.1 music track. Engineer [?] Peter Cobbin went back to The Beatles' original four-track work tapes and assembled true multi-track masters for each of the 15 songs, enabling him to achieve stereo effects and adding clarity that had never previously been possible. Many Beatles fans objected to this, although the surviving Beatles themselves reportedly approved the new mixes.
  • The movie's poster was listed as #20 of "The 25 Best Movie Posters Ever" by Premiere Magazine.
  • According Lee Minoff, the character of the Nowhere Man is based on the noted theatrical director and doctor, [?] Jonathan Miller.