Watch a Six-Minute Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s Anticipated ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary


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It’s Christmas week, and with it comes a special treat for fans of John, Paul, George, and Ringo — and anybody looking forward to  The Beatles: Get Back, the anticipated documentary film from director Peter Jackson.

Get Back, of course, was supposed to be released to the masses in 2020, only to see the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent upheaval of the entertainment industry push its scheduled release to Aug. 27, 2021.

As a special gift, though, a nearly six-minute sneak peek of the film was shared on Monday. Featuring Jackson discussing the film’s release plans and delving into a bit of the rare footage featured in the clip, it’s the first substantive dive into The Beatles: Get Back that we’ve seen to date.

Watch it below:

More on the film, per the Beatles’ official news announcement:

Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson’s “The Beatles: Get Back” is a unique cinematic experience that takes audiences back in time to The Beatles’ intimate recording sessions during a pivotal moment in music history. The film showcases the warmth, camaraderie and creative genius that defined the legacy of the iconic foursome. Shot in January 1969 and compiled from over 60 hours of unseen footage (filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) and more than 150 hours of unheard audio, all of which has been brilliantly restored, “The Beatles: Get Back” is the story of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as they plan their first live show in over two years and charts the writing and rehearsing of 14 new songs, originally intended for release on an accompanying live album. The film features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row as well as other songs and classic compositions featured on the band’s final two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be.

An exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “They Shall Not Grow Old”) presented by The Walt Disney Studios in association with Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Productions Ltd., “The Beatles: Get Back” is directed by Jackson, produced by Jackson, Clare Olssen (“They Shall Not Grow Old”) and Jonathan Clyde (“Eight Days A Week”), with Ken Kamins (“The Hobbit” trilogy) and Apple Corps’ Jeff Jones (“Eight Days A Week”) serving as executive producers. Jabez Olssen (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) serves as the film’s editor, and the music is mixed by Giles Martin (“Rocketman”) and Sam Okell (“Yesterday”).

Comments

  • Thomas says:

    I can’t wait!

  • Deborah Carter says:

    What a beautiful montage of great loves in their lives and the thing they loved to do!


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