This past December, we got our first peek at Peter Jackson’s still-forthcoming Beatles documentary. At the time, the project was still planned as a movie to be released theatrically. But now, in June, we get the news that The Beatles: Get Back will release on Disney+ as a series. Now spanning six hours, the doc series will release on the streaming service over three days—November 25, 26, and 27.
You can watch the sneak peek, dropped back in December, right here:
“We wanted to give the fans of The Beatles all over the world a holiday treat, so we put together this five-minute sneak peek at our upcoming theatrical film The Beatles: Get Back,” Jackson said in a press release. “We hope it will bring a smile to everyone’s faces and some much-needed joy at this difficult time.”
The Beatles: Get Back contains 56 hours of never-before-seen footage of the iconic and beloved British rock band. The footage was first filmed in 1969 by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg for a TV special. That never panned out, so Jackson is finishing up the job. In addition to video footage, the documentary also contains some of the 150 hours of unheard audio recorded for the special.
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The documentary follows The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr) as they plan their first live show in two years. It also charts the writing of 14 songs, originally intended to release on an accompanying live album. The film will also feature—for the first time in its entirety—the band’s last live performance as a group.
This stunning footage of The Beatles in their recording studio is truly something to behold. It’s a special gift for bands of the legendary band and we cannot wait to see the documentary in full. This is a slice of music history.
Originally published on December 21, 2020.
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