Beatles Documentary From Peter Jackson Coming to Theaters

Paul and Ringo weigh in on the news

March 12, 2020

Beatles enthusiasts will be treated to an inside look at the making of their final studio album in a new documentary that is coming to theaters.

“The Beatles: Get Back” is the work of acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson of “The Lord of the Rings” fame. The rights to the film have been acquired by Disney, which will release it on September 4th.

The documentary uses more than 55 hours of unseen footage from 1969 and 140 hours of mostly unheard audio recordings from the Let It Be album sessions. The music in the film will be mixed at Abbey Road Studios to create what producers call a vivid, joyful and immersive experiences for audiences.

"I am really happy that Peter has delved into our archives to make a film that shows the truth about The Beatles recording together,” Paul McCartney said. “The friendship and love between us comes over and reminds me of what a crazily beautiful time we had."

The film will also chronicle the Beatles final live concert as a group – the iconic rooftop performance on London’s Savile Row.

"I’m really looking forward to this film,” said Ringo Starr. “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."

“The Beatles: Get Back” expands on the “Let It Be” documentary. Disney says a fully restored version of the original will be made available at a later date.

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