The Beatles Get Back airs on Disney Plus on November 25, 26 and 27.
Only a legend could be entrusted by a band as iconic as The Beatles to tell their story- which is why Peter Jackson is the chosen one for the upcoming ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ documentary.
Never before-seen video and audio content has been digitally remastered exclusively for this three-part documentary, and it promises to be anything but nostalgic.
Director Peter Jackson, who famously brought us Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, delves into the emotional depths of the band, giving insight into their characters, loveable personalities and above all – genuine friendship and camaraderie.
Jackson, who has dedicated the past three-years to crafting the documentary, revealed: “It’s raw, honest, and human. Over six hours, you’ll get to know The Beatles with an intimacy that you never thought possible.”
Heres a sneak peek
What we know so far
You don’t have to be a Beatles fan to appreciate the mastery at work captured on film here. Taken from more than 55 hours of video and over 150 hours of audio from film director Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, it documents the band during the creative process for 14 songs and their album ‘Let it Be’. Set to the backdrop of the social change and climate of the late sixties in London, it’s a brilliant piece of work, magically capturing an irreplaceable moment in time.
The compelling footage in the documentary captures the story of four men as friends, as individuals and as a world-famous band. Peppered with humour, love and friendship throughout, The Beatles Get Back documentary transcends all generations – bringing them together.
Icons unfolding before our eyes, we witness Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr come together (so to speak), as they plan their first live show in two years around the album.
Nothing is left uncovered in the documentary – from writing lyrics to rehearsals, and all that’s in between, showcasing the pressures and pleasures of being in the world’s most famous boy band.
The documentary will also air The Beatles rooftop concert. It stands out in history, as one of their most famous (impromptu) concerts for so many reasons – least of all because it turned out to be their last ever concert together.
That’s not all – the documentary also includes songs that were released on Abbey Road and Let it Be – two of the last albums from the iconic band.
The Beatles – Get Back Release Date
The marketing folk at Disney Plus have decided to roll it out over the Thanksgiving holiday period. Catering to their large American fanbase, the channel will exclusively be airing The Beatles – Get Back documentary over three days, premiering on 25 November 2021.
There are three episodes that run for two hours each. Basically, Peter Jackson likes trilogy’s!
Mega fans can also take advantage of the accompanying hardcover book ‘The Beatles – Get Back’ arriving a month prior to the premiere on 12 October. If features transcripts of conversations, alongside behind-the-scenes photos that have never been published before.
When will we get a trailer?
While we await the actual trailer, Peter Jackson has unveiled what he describes as a ‘montage to the sense of the spirit’ of the movie, which offers the perfect sneak peek available on Youtube now and up above in this article.
Even in the few minutes offered to us, so much is revealed. We see the Beatles ‘WAGS’ in all their glory, including Yoko Ono dressed in her trademark black head-to-toe uniform, and McCartney with his children as a lovingly playful Dad.
Speaking of which, the documentary gets the full seal of approval according to the official statement, with the enthusiastic support of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.
“It is the story of human frailties and of a divine partnership” summarises Jackson, himself a huge Beatles fanatic. We can’t wait to see his full wizardry in action, when it’s released later this year.
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