DVD/Blu-ray: Yellow Submarine (U)

 

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The animation is crude and lacks the delicious spite of Terry Gilliam's cartoons and the story is lame, but the songs – "Lucy in the Sky of Diamonds", "All You Need Is Love", "Eleanor Rigby" – are sensational.

George Dunning's 1968 psychedelic oddity has the Fab Four battling (in a sardonic and spaced-out like fashion) against the deranged Blue Meanies and their Hand Glove, which is hellbent on obliterating the unearthly paradise Pepperland. A far-out historical document with a couple of droll puns.

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