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 - Let It Be - 2nd - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 14-Apr-2021 11:41)on April 15, 2021 at 11:46 am
THE BEATLES Let It Be (70s UK second issue of the 1970 12-track stereo vinyl LP including the singles Get Back, Let It Be and The Long And Winding Road / For You Blue. The fully laminated picture sleeve has the green apple logo on the back andhas laminate creasing evident to the edges whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play PCS7096)
- The Beatles - Let It Be - 1st - Solid - P/S - WOL - UK - 7" vinyl - £50.00, $68.00, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 08-Apr-2021 10:26)on April 15, 2021 at 11:46 am
THE BEATLES Let It Be (1970 UK Apple label solid centre 7" single, also featuring You Know My Name (Look Up My Number) with Brian Jones on Sax & with the matrix number on the B-side scratched out, housed in the original lightly textured flipback picture sleeve. The previous owner has discreetly written their name on the label and a number 21 on the Apple logo on the front of the sleeve, however the sleeve shows just very light wear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with fewsigns of play R5833)
- The Beatles - The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record - UK - 7" vinyl - £175.00, $238.00, €196.00 (New Item) (arrived 06-Apr-2021 09:47)on April 15, 2021 at 11:46 am
THE BEATLES The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record (Rare 1969 UK 7" double sided flexi disc issued by the Official Beatles Fan Club exclusively to its members featuring material recorded individually by the four Beatles and assembled by 'MauriceCole' [Kenny Everett to you!], housed in a striking flipback card picture sleeve designed by 'Richard Starkey and Zak Starkey'. The sleeve shows minimal storage wear & the disc remains near 'as new' LYN1970/1)
- The Beatles - The Beatles' Fifth Christmas Record + Newsletter - UK - 7" vinyl - £195.00, $265.20, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 06-Apr-2021 09:57)on April 15, 2021 at 11:46 am
THE BEATLES The Beatles' Fifth Christmas Record (Very rare original 1967 UK official 7" Christmas flexidisc, issued exclusively to fan club members, including the song 'Christmas Time Is Here Again' & the usual Christmas wackiness, superb collagestyle picture sleeve with original double sided newsletter insert. All items are in amazing near mint condition, an outstanding example of this almost fifty five year ols item! LYN1360)
- The Beatles - The Beatles Sixth Christmas Record + Insert - UK - 7" vinyl - £195.00, $265.20, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 06-Apr-2021 10:03)on April 15, 2021 at 11:46 am
THE BEATLES The Beatles Sixth Christmas Record (Rare original 1968 UK 7" double-sided flexi disc, issued by the Official Beatles Fan Club exclusively to its members, featuring material recorded individually by the four Beatles & assembled by Kenny Everett, psychedelic flipback card picture sleeve complete with 'Superpix' merchandising insert. The sleeve shows only very light wear along with the insert, whilst the disc remains nice & flat, and in Excellent condition with few signs of play. A really nice example of this over fifty year old item LYN1743/4)