Imagine is a cinematic collage of color, sound, dream and reality. Produced and directed by John and Yoko and including numerous friends and collaborators like George Harrison, Fred Astaire, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett, Jack Palance and Jonas Mekas. The music film features a different visual treatment for every song, and follows John and Yoko during the recording sessions for the Imagine album in both the UK and New York, as they co-produced the record with Phil Spector. The 2018 re-released Imagine movie has been restored frame-by-frame, from the original reels with the audio remix by triple GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer, Paul Hicks. It is accompanied by 15 minutes of never-before-seen extras including studio footage of John and his band (including George Harrison, Nicky Hopkins from the Rolling Stones, Alan White from Yes and Klaus Voormann) performing "How Do You Sleep?" and "Oh My Love" in a specially created Dolby Atmos surround sound "raw studio" mix that would put you in the ...
Although the "Imagine" music video has shown up in many places since, the other videos in this film have rarely been seen outside of this film although the footage from them has usually been made up to be other Lennon videos in compilations such as Lennon Legend. See more »
The current video version is actually a shortened version of the original feature length film. Here are the changes:
Mind Train has been completely edited out.
Yoko's Whisper Piece, which originally came after Mind Train, has been deleted.
Although many people don't like IL' Yoko, "Imagine" should be seen. The famous 'chess scene' was the inspiration for the Austin Powers II bit and Yoko and John amuse throughout. Notable are shots where the two row in a boat with one oar, listen to stone monuments with stethoscopes, climb to the top of their mansion to look at a glass box, get lost in the fog, play one shot of pool shrouded from head to toe, and otherwise reenact just about every piece in Ono's masterful text "Grapefruit." Including 'Smoke Piece':
Smoke everything. Including your pubic hair.
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