I recently purchased the 1987 Laser Disc for The Beatles - Yellow Submarine. This Laser Disc is not only open matte on the top and bottom presenting an aspect ratio closer to the original TV Movie broadcast in the 60s, but contains scenes the later releases in 1999-Onward do not have. I have it already sent to my good friend ZeroCool for transfer and I will post screenshots and find ways to distribute a “restored” version. The transfer should be ready this weekend so I will update this thread with screenshots!
UPDATE June 5th 2021:
The transfer is here! As you can see it’s open matte when compared to the Blu-Ray release and in the second Tweet the “Beatles To Battle” scene is present which was never remastered in later releases. Another big thanks to ZeroCool for the transfer. Updates will come soon on the remaster/encoding process and possible ideas for a “US Cut” of the movie.
UPDATE June 10th 2021:
Encoding is still being worked on. The plugins being used are very old and 32bit so encoding time is basically tripled more than it should be. In the mean time anyone who wants faster updates I have my Discord server set up. If you want an invite private message me!
UPDATE June 14th 2021:
Server and downloads set up! PM for Discord invite.