83392: Yellow Submarine (United Artists, 1969). Italian
Yellow Submarine (United Artists, 1969). Italian 4 - Foglio (55" X 78").
After making two feature films and a disappointing TV special, the Beatles - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr - were less than enthusiastic about participating in another movie, but saw this animated feature as a relatively painless way to fulfill their contractual obligations. When the Fab Four saw a rough cut of this charming animated fable, however, they were so impressed that they agreed to film a live action sequence for the film's end. Reminiscent of the psychedelic stylings of 1960s icon Peter Max, the movie tells the story of the Beatles' quest to free the peaceful Pepperland from the influence of the evil Blue Meanies. Of course, like the Lads previous films, this was primarily a showcase for their music, including such hit songs as "All You Need is Love," "Eleanor Rigby," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "When I'm Sixty-Four," and the title track. This fabulous and very scarce original Italian 4 foglio is very reminiscent of Peter Max's style and done very much to emulate that very look. The poster has pinholes in the corners of each panel and some small tears and fold separations. Overall, the condition is still very nice with little signs of being 43 years young. Fine+.