I took this opportunity to watch the film with fresh eyes. Apparently, the Yellow Submarine has quite a market in the kids arena, and even stranger was filed in the ‘drama’ section of the local video megastore. My exposure to the story was in high school, emphasis on the high. Fans of the film and the Beatles would do themselves a favor to pick up the Brodax book, and get a real feel for London 1967.
After recently screening the DVD on my home theatre, I really got an appreciation for what a landmark the movie was. With the animation cleaned up and amazing sound, the movie is as powerful and innovative now as it was almost 40 years ago.