The Beatles: Get Back

New Beatles documentary due to release this month


The Beatles: Get Back

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

The Beatles were one of the most influential and legendary bands of all time with 21 studio recorded albums and 989 concerts played around the world from 1960 to 1970.
The Beatles: Get Back is an upcoming three-part documentary series directed and produced by New Zealand film director, screenwriter, and film producer, Peter Jackson, best known for being the director, writer and producer of The Lord of The Rings and the Hobbit trilogy. 

Get Back includes rare and never seen before footage, showing the full, uninterrupted concert on the roof of 3 Savile Row, the band’s headquarters, including iconic performances that would appear on their last album, Let It Be. The original footage, taken from at least nine different cameras, have been refined to astonishing clarity, detail, and color, like looking through a window in time. The six-hour doc will run on Disney+ over three nights on November 25, 26, and 27.

For current day Beatles fans, this is a dream come true, every detail taking on immense power. Paul’s brown shoes tapping along to George’s guitar; John flubbing a line, George smiling at the mistake, Paul peering to make sure John gets himself together, and Ringo’s blue observant eyes behind his kit. 

Last year, when Disney released a teaser for Get Back, meant to assuage expectant fans after the project was delayed for a year because of COVID-19. The montage of never before seen footage showing Lennon gleefully horsing around the studio with McCartney (doing a comic version of “Two of Us” through clenched teeth), and Ono chatting with McCartney’s wife, Linda Eastman, looked revelatory, astonishing clarity, and a bit suspicious to fans with even a passing knowledge of Beatles history.

Since Sept. 2020, Beatle fans have waited patiently for the release of the documentary. Finally after 13 months, The Beatles: Get Back is set to release on Nov. 25th 2021.