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During Disney’s recent AGM with shareholders, Bob Iger announced that the studio has acquired the rights to distribute Peter Jackson’s new documentary The Beatles: Get Back.
The Beatles: Get Back features extensive, never-before-seen footage of the band’s Let It Be recording sessions along with the entire iconic rooftop concert, which has been fully restored.
There are 55 hours of unseen footage that was filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, and 140 hours of mostly unheard audio recordings from the Let It Be album sessions. It features the only notable footage of the band at work in the studio, capturing the interactions between The Fab Four, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Jackson was able to get his hands on rare footage of The Beatles in the studio, that has been restored by Park Road Post Production of Wellington, New Zealand. The film is being edited by Jabez Olssen, who collaborated with Jackson on the groundbreaking They Shall Not Grow Old, which featured restored and colourised World War I archival footage.
Talking about the project, Park Road Post enthused –
“I am really happy that Peter has delved into our archives to make a film that shows the truth about the Beatles recording together,”
Paul McCartney said in a news release –
“The friendship and love between us comes over and reminds me of what a crazily beautiful time we had.”
The film is also being made with the blessings of Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.
The Beatles: Get Back is currently scheduled to be released theatrically in the United States and Canada on September 4th, 2020, with additional details for the film’s worldwide release to follow. A fully restored version of Lindsay-Hogg’s original 1969 Let It Be film will also be made available at a later date.