Peter Jackson’s upcoming documentary The Beatles: Get Back will be released in cinemas on September 4 after Disney acquired worldwide rights to the film.
The project is being helmed by Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson, with news of the film first coming to light in January 2019, when it was revealed that the collaboration between Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Ltd would see Jackson having access to 55 hours of film which was captured between January 2 and January 31, 1969, as the Beatles worked on their final album Let It Be.
In a statement on George Harrison’s website, Jackson says: “Working on this project has been a joyous discovery. I’ve been privileged to be a fly on the wall while the greatest band of all time works, plays and creates masterpieces.
“I’m thrilled that Disney have stepped up as our distributor. There’s no one better to have our movie seen by the greatest number of people.”
The film is being created with the full co-operation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.
McCartney says: “I am really happy that Peter has delved into our archives to make a film that shows the truth about the Beatles recording together. The friendship and love between us comes over and reminds me of what a crazily beautiful time we had.”
Starr adds: “I’m really looking forward to this film. Peter is great and it was so cool looking at all this footage. There was hours and hours of us just laughing and playing music, not at all like the version that came out.
“There was a lot of joy and I think Peter will show that. I think this version will be a lot more peace and loving, like we really were.”
Jackson is directing and co-producing the film alongside producer Clare Olssen – who he previously worked with on World War One film They Shall Not Grow Old – and Jonathan Clyde, while Ken Kamins and Apple Corps’ Jeff Jones are serving as executive producers.
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- The Beatles - The Beatles' Second Album - Red Vinyl - Japanese - vinyl LP - £125.00, $152.50, €147.50 (New Item) (arrived 14-May-2022 09:42)on May 16, 2022 at 6:02 am
THE BEATLES The Beatles' Second Album (1964 Japanese 14-track 'Japanese Version' LP pressed on RED 'Ever Clean' vinyl & manufactured by Toshiba Musical Industries [no 'Long Playing' text on label]. Comes housed ina fully silk laminated picture sleeve with scalloped flipbacks, English lyric insert & envelope style advertising inner. The delicate cover [VG+] shows some light ring wear with some minor foxing to the insert. The vinyl is clean & grades VG/VG- with multiple paper hairline scuffs & spindle marks either side which have light effect on play OR7058)
- The Beatles - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band + p/s - EX - US - picture disc LP - £40.00, $48.80, €47.20 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2022 14:51)on May 16, 2022 at 6:02 am
THE BEATLES Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978 US limited edition 13-track Picture Disc issue of the 1967 LP, unique die-cut sleeve . The sleeve shows just light shelfwear with the disc appearing barely played SEAX-11840)
- The Beatles - Rubber Soul - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $237.90, €230.10 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 12:49)on May 16, 2022 at 6:02 am
THE BEATLES Rubber Soul (1965 UK first press 14-track Mono LP, with 'The Gramophone Co Ltd' & 'Sold in the UK' label text, front laminated flipback picture sleeve PMC1267) See 'More info' for further details ...
- The Beatles - Help! - 1st (D) - VG+ - UK - vinyl LP - £150.00, $183.00, €177.00 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2022 13:02)on May 16, 2022 at 6:02 am
THE BEATLES Help! (1965 UK first press 14-track Mono LP on the black & yellow Parlophone label, with 'Sold in The U.K.' and 'The Gramophone Co.' label text, front laminated Garrod & Lofthouse flipback picture sleeve with 'Patents Pending' texton the bottom flip. This label variant has all the tracklisting in smaller bold text with 'Northern Songs, NCB' text above the artist name PMC1255)See 'More Info' for further details ...
- The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night - 1st - EJD - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $237.90, €230.10 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2022 08:42)on May 16, 2022 at 6:02 am
THE BEATLES A Hard Day's Night (Rare 1964 UK first issue 13-track mono vinyl LP with 'Sold In The UK', 'Recording First Published' & 'Parlophone Co' label text, complete with 'Emitex' inner, Ernest J. Day front laminated flipback sleeve with midsized 'mono' logo on the front & rounded ended flipbacks PMC1230) See 'More Info' for further details ...