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Monday
Feb172014

Collector's Edition of "Wonderwall," 1968 Film Scored by George Harrison, to Be Released on DVD & Blu-ray

Shout! FactoryA new Collector's Edition of Wonderwall, a 1968 psychedelic film that features a score composed by George Harrison, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 25.  The movie focuses on a reclusive professor who's obsessed with the couple who lives next door, a model named Penny Lane and her photographer boyfriend, and winds up embarking on a surreal journey of self-discovery.

Harrison recorded the music for Wonderwall with a variety of musicians, including his Beatles band mate Ringo Starr and his good friend Eric Clapton.  The movie's soundtrack, which was released under the title Wonderwall Music, was George's first solo album.  The film's cast features British actress/singer Jane Birkin and Anita Pallenberg, the Italian-born actress and model who had a long-term relationship with The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards during the late 1960s and '70s.

The Collector's Edition of Wonderwall includes both the original theatrical version of the flick and a director's cut that features additional music from Harrison's score.  It also boasts a 32-page book that contains material contributed by director Joe Massot, including essays, analysis and production details.  In addition, the movie has been updated with a high-definition restoration.

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