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Yellow Submarine 50th Anniversary at O Cinema
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, YELLOW SUBMARINE is a classic of psychedelic pop culture, a colorful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages, filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play and of course, glorious Beatles music.
Once upon a time…or maybe twice… there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland. 80,000 leagues under the sea it lay, a place where beauty, happiness, and music reign supreme. But this peaceful harmony is shattered when the Blue Meanies invade with their army of storm bloopers, apple bonkers, snapping turtle turks, and the menacing flying glove, in an attempt to stop the music and drain Pepperland of all color and hope. So it’s The Beatles to the rescue, as our animated heroes team up with Young Fred and the Nowhere Man and journey across seven seas to free Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, make peace with the Meanies, and restore music, color, and love to the world.
A landmark in animation, with Heinz Edelmann’s inspired art direction conjuring up a non-stop parade of wildly different styles and techniques, YELLOW SUBMARINE remains a vivid and glorious classic ripe for rediscovery. On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, the film has been hand-restored in digital 4K, frame by frame, and the film’s songs and score were remixed in 5.1 stereo surround sound at UMG’s Abbey Road Studios. The results are nothing short of stunning. Yellow Submarine has never looked or sounded this good!
From the paper-doll residents of Pepperland, to the tinted photography of the soot-covered roofs and smokestacks of Liverpool, the menagerie of fanciful characters in the Sea of Monsters, the kaleidoscopic color-splashed rotoscoping of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” the vertigo-inducing op-art of the Sea of Holes, and the triumphant euphony of the “It’s All Too Much” finale, YELLOW SUBMARINE is quite simply a joy. Don’t miss your chance to experience it on the big screen – and to share it with the next generation of Beatles fans!